Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Treasury Amy B. Edwards highlighted today how her department went about simplifying the process for which customers can see how funds are spent.
Formalizing the roles of Federal agency chief data officers (CDO) – a relatively new position for many Federal agencies – is well underway but still far from finished, two agency CDOs indicated on Sept. 16 at the Professional Services Council’s Tech Trends Conference.
The intelligence community (IC) is establishing a hub in Washington and is encouraging industry and Federal partner collaboration in developing its data-analyzing artificial intelligence (AI) strategy known as the Augmenting Intelligence Using Machines (AIM) Initiative, IC Chief Data Officer Nancy Morgan said today.
The July 13 deadline for all Federal agencies to install a Chief Data Officer (CDO) has come and gone. Among the 24 CFO Act agencies, half have named a CDO and the other 12 appear to still be working on it.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts announced July 10 that it filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and is “seeking information about how the agency uses and shares its state driver’s license database for face surveillance purposes.”
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a memo on implementing the first phase of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, including deadlines for naming agency chief data officers (CDO), creating data governance bodies, and developing learning agendas.
While comments from stakeholders in academia and industry on the Federal Data Strategy hit a wide range of topics, an overriding theme emerged about the need for culture change around the use of data in government.
Now that the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in place for about a year, managing big data and automating workflow are two significant challenges organizations face as they continue tackling data protection, International Data Cooperation European Security Research Director Martin Whitworth said.
The Senate Banking, House, and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing today to discuss the impact of data brokers on financial data privacy, credit, insurance, employment, and housing.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report today that examines challenges and potential risks for consumers and regulators of insurance company technology, or insurtech, as insurance companies have begun to leverage artificial intelligence (AI), mobile applications, big data, and other technologies into their services.
The Federal Data Strategy’s first-year action plan draft, as well as finalized principles and practices, will be released tomorrow, Tuesday June 4, on Strategy.Data.gov, said Nancy Potok, chief statistician of the United States.
The U.S. Air Force’s effort launched last year to hasten digital transformation efforts is well under way and features weekly meetings between Air Force business and IT leaders aimed at addressing key challenges in the campaign, an Air Force official said today.
Despite near-universal trust in the science of mathematics, human biases can readily creep into data analysis and design of algorithms, leading author and algorithmic auditor Cathy O’Neil to warn that biases baked into algorithms may create sweeping consequences for both individuals and society as a whole.
As new laws and efforts emphasize the importance of data, agency chief data officers need to meet the workforce where it is and follow through on the implementation of their data strategy, said agency CDOs during a panel during DLT’s Federal Data Management and Strategy Workshop on Wednesday.
Data alone isn’t the new bacon. Data fusion is the new bacon, and data exploitation is the new gold.
It’s been a long road, winding through swaths of government data, unstructured and unrefined, toward a new vision of public service where government anticipates the needs of its citizenry. There’s been a lot of downtime and detours in between for technology and mission to catch up with that vision.
Department of Justice (DOJ) CIO Joseph Klimavicz spoke about the importance of how everyday citizens should be able to reach people in leadership positions in the Federal government and the soon-to-be-released IT strategy for FY 2019-2021.
As the first chief data officer of the Department of Defense (DoD), Michael Conlin described the challenges of approaching a vast mountain of data from numerous systems at the Pentagon, and making it actionable information for the department.
Federal agencies are generating, collecting, and moving vast amounts of data into cloud infrastructures.
On Thursday, the U.S. government released its Fourth U.S. Action Plan for Open Government that will work to making Federal government data more accessible, ensuring the grant-making process is more accountable, and Federally funded scientific research is more accessible.
The State of The Union of Open Data, a report released by the Data Foundation on Wednesday, finds widespread agreement that progress is being made across a variety of organizations on data standardization, data sharing, and data usage.
According to a new survey conducted by Propeller Insights, on behalf of ExpressVPN, 82 percent of Americans think that Congress should do more in 2019 to regulate how big tech companies collect and process online personal data.
A group of 31 civil rights and advocacy groups released a letter today urging Mark Zuckerberg to step down as Facebook’s CEO.
In a letter to Walter Copan, undersecretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., called on NIST to create a framework for the development and use of facial recognition technologies.
The General Services Administration aims to use data analytics to detect if requests for information and proposals for IT products meet section 508 compliance requirements, according to Marina Fox, .gov domain services program manager at GSA.