HUD Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the General Services Administration’s Technology and Transformations Services unit (GSA TTS) issued six requests for information (RFI) today identifying key areas for phase two of the Centers of Excellence (CoE) program. […]

big data

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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The Department of Labor (DOL) on March 13 announced creation of a Chief Data Officer (CDO) position in accordance with the OPEN Government Data Act, which includes directing the heads of each Federal agency to “designate a nonpolitical appointee employee in the agency as the CDO of the agency.”






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Computers cloud connected-min

The move by government organizations to public cloud infrastructure is often motivated by a desire to provide better services to citizens, but an academic piece warns about the need to maintain public access to open data in the cloud.






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Trump

On Monday evening, President Trump signed the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act into law, setting the requirement for all government agencies to make data open and machine-readable by default.






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After approval of some new amendments to exempt financial data and smaller agencies, H.R. 4174–the OPEN Government Data Act–passed both the House and the Senate on Friday and headed to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.






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