The FCC held its first ”Open Developer Day” yesterday, bringing together web developers from the public and private sectors. Chief datd officer at the FCC, Greg Elin, shares the results with Federal News Radio.
ReadWriteEnterprise reports on a survey that found execs with access to a lot of data still want more.
Alex Howard, Washington correspondent for O’Reilly Media, shares the lessons learned from the International Open Government Data Conference.
A World Privacy Forum points to indifference and neglect at the Commerce Department when it comes to international data privacy.
Some apps developed through Washington, D.C.’s Apps for Democracy contest are discontinued because of lack of data. Could the same happen to apps based on federal data due to cuts to the e-government fund?
The Department of Homeland Security expects an audit of its IT systems will bring relatively good news in two weeks. Last year’s audit found 161 issues in technology systems throughout the agency. Those problems ranged from a lack of disaster recovery plans to the inability to block former employees from accessing department IT systems.
Health care data comes from unexpected places.
The Obama Administration has tried to infuse a love of data and evidence into the federal bureaucracy with mixed success. It’s also pledged to give agencies more flexibility in hiring to bring people with fresh ideas into the government. For perspective on the management agenda, Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp spoke to Shelly Metzenbaum, who served as Office of Management and Budget assistant director for performance. She now is president of the Volcker Alliance. Metzenbaum recently testified on Capitol Hill about the problems she sees in federal management and performance.
The White House recently put out what it calls “the loudest and clearest alarm bell to date” on climate change. Its new report says global warming is a factor in changing weather from heat waves to bad allergy seasons. Much of the data supplying the national climate debate is housed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Tom Karl, director of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, spoke with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the work his agency is conducting and the data its collecting.
What’s in those missing IRS tapes? The ones critics of the agency say would provide the smoking gun of evidence. Is there a lesson for your agency in record-keeping? Yes, but maybe not what you thought.