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EPA Environmental Protection Agency

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) provided an update on the 19 recommendations it made to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made in March 2018 and of those recommendations, the EPA has taken actions to improve on five of the recommendations as of April 2019.






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Google HQ

The House Energy and Commerce Committee asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai on April 23 for a lengthy list of details about historical consumer location information that, according to recent media reports, the company maintains internally and refers to as “Sensorvault.”






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Data Center Brainstorm

Federal CIO Suzette Kent said today she is “hopeful” that the Federal Data Strategy and guidance on the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act will be released “in the next 30 days” by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).






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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is seeking to address data-sharing platform gaps that lead to inefficient dissemination of “knowledge” products, and updated a request for information (RFI) on a draft Statement of Work (SOW) for data management services from vendors.






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The U.S. Department of the Interior (DoI) issued a solicitation today seeking a contractor to maintain, expand, and promote the production of National Archive Data and Culture (NADAC).






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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) office released a draft solicitation for innovative solutions for automated broad-area search, monitoring, and analysis of anthropogenic activities – those related to human activity – within its Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (SMART) program.






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The Department of Interior (DOI) is seeking to let a single award, hybrid Time and Material contract to provide, operate, maintain, and improve its IRWIN (Integrated Reporting of Wildland-Fire Information) system in support of the agency’s Office of Wildland Fire (OWF).






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The United States and the European Union (EU) should make greater efforts to cooperate in developing policies and solutions to challenges posed by technology and the digital world – particularly around data privacy and censorship – according to European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers, and Gender Equality V?ra Jourová.






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Almost four-fifths of American private-sector technology company officials indicated in a recent survey that they stand in favor of Federal data privacy legislation amid low technical maturity in their own organizations’ data privacy programs.






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While the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) signed into law by President Obama in 2016 has as its main mission “to help accelerate medical product development and bring new innovations and advances to patients who need them faster and more efficiently,” the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants to emphasize accelerating the flow of information between the healthcare provider and the patient.






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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.






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Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Representative Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., sent a letter to Acting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor last week to address the sensitive personal data of hurricane and wildfire survivors that was mistakenly shared with contractors.






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