The Internet of Things is a great tool for those with disabilities, experts say, but government and industry can do more to ensure that IoT devices are accessible by all, through the implementation of universal design.
If government agencies don’t cooperate with both each other and the private sector on threat intelligence, they’ll never be able to keep up with the hackers working against them, according to Cloudera’s director of cybersecurity strategy, Sam Heywood.
Federal agencies consider cloud computing, mobility, and big data to be the most important technologies to their organizations, according to Dell EMC’s survey released Wednesday.
MeriTalk conducted a Q&A with Filippo Menczer, a professor of Informatics and Computer Science and the director of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. In May 2016, he and his team launched the Observatory on Social Media, a big data hub for people to analyze social media trends.
Ninety percent of policymakers, open data experts, and private sector leaders believe that the standardization and publication of government data relating to their field has improved to at least some extent over the last few years, according a report from the Data Foundation and Grant Thornton.
The National Technical Information Service named data.world, a social network for people interested in working with data, as one of 35 organizations announced as partners for its Joint Venture Partnership program.
Quick transitions of teams make for a relatively seamless administrative shift, according to Max Stier, president and chief executive officer of the Partnership for Public Service, which offers recommendations for capitalizing on the potential of open data, no matter who takes the Oval Office in January.
In his Monday report on the status of the White House Cancer Moonshot, Vice President Joe Biden listed big data and data sharing as key components in today’s fight against cancer.
The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) links Federal agencies, non-government organizations, and private sector companies in a collaborative effort to reduce data access barriers and create an open data platform for people to share climate information.
At the heart of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new satellite is the Advanced Baseline Imager, a high-powered digital camera 12 years in the making.
Open data, if used and funded correctly, could improve understanding and outcomes for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, according to experts.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office launched its Open Data and Mobility program at the end of April, and the data platform has accumulated 25,000 unique users and 375,000 page hits.
Advocates of the Federal Trade Commission’s stance on online consumer privacy are urging the Federal Communications Commission to delay the vote on new regulations in order to consider the consequences of the rules.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is preparing to launch a geostationary satellite that can scan the earth from North Pole to South Pole in five minutes.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act , a rule passed in 1998 dictating that parents must grant consent before allowing their children under 13 to access certain websites, must adapt as technology develops, the FTC said.
The White House launched the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) and Joint Declaration on Harnessing the Data Revolution for Climate Resilience to use open data to combat climate change.
The Office of Personnel Management has 70 terabits of stored data that it plans to use for behavioral analysis. “We spent a lot of money to get those logged files,” said Clif Triplett, senior cyber information technology adviser for OPM. “We want to try to harvest the value.”
At MeriTalk’s webinar on Preparing for the Federal Data Deluge, big data experts said that data storage and protection, which includes managing data centers, is a balancing act that only gets harder as the amount of data increases.
With information from the Department of Agriculture’s new database, a person walking through the grocery store can use their phone to look up how many calories are in their cart. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, announced the Branded Food Products Database, an open data partnership.
GasBuddy, an app that lets people find the cheapest gas prices near them, has seen a 40 percent increase in members due to a massive gas line leak in Alabama on Sept. 9.
Data scientists should have a strong moral compass in order to handle big data, according to DJ Patil, deputy chief technology officer for data policy and chief data scientist at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research selected Juniper Networks to provide infrastructure for a new supercomputer that will perform 5.34 quadrillion calculations per second. This new supercomputer will be installed at NCAR’s Wyoming Supercomputing Center this fall; it will be operational in 2017.
Ensuring the trustworthiness of the Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems consists of a variety of factors, not all of them absolutes, according to panelists at a National Institute of Standards and Technology workshop.
Jon Froehlich at the University of Maryland is working with a team of graduate students on Project Sidewalk, an online tool through which users can view their Washington, D.C., neighborhoods with Google Street View and label areas that may be inaccessible to those with impaired mobility. […]
The Department of Transportation launched its National Transit Map, which includes transit data, a participation map, and interactive mapping apps. The map includes data from 270 transit agencies that provided information on more than 398,000 stops and 10,000 routes. […]
The Baton Rouge Department of Information Services on Aug. 19 created an interactive map to track damage as the Louisiana city dealt with disastrous flooding. Within hours, 10,000 people, including rescue teams, had used the map. […]
The Cloud Security Alliance published a list of the 100 Best Practices in Big Data Security and Privacy to help big data service providers strengthen their infrastructures as the amount of data rapidly grows. The list offers 10 solutions for each of the 10 biggest challenges in big data security and privacy. Check out our condensed list, presenting one recommendation for each challenge.
Donald Trump’s campaign app, America First, puts users’ contacts at risk. The app, which is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, requests access to users’ phone address books, which puts this information at risk if the campaign were to be hacked. This is a legitimate concern, given the number of hacks already reported during this election season.
According to MeriTalk’s report titled “Navigating the Cybersecurity Equation,” government agencies are struggling to derive cybersecurity intelligence from big data. Federal agencies stated that the greatest challenge in data analytics is the overwhelming amount of data agencies have to sift through.
The National Science Foundation announced a $110 million award supporting the expansion of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).