Exec Tech

NSA protest in front of Capitol

States aiming at NSA might hit contractors

Proposals under consideration in several legislatures would limit state interaction with firms assisting warrantless data collection.

Teri Takai

Pentagon CIO points to in-phone security

Teri Takai wants industry to develop mobile devices that DOD can certify quickly -- and cheaply.

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Feds' facial recognition systems fall outside code of conduct

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's code of conduct will apply only to commercial uses, at least to start.

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NOAA turns to industry for help in sharing its data

RFI seeks suggestions on how best to offer terabytes of weather data -- and to keep taxpayers from footing the bill.

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai speaking at a Feb. 20, 2014, press conference.

Takai takes FITARA to task for oversight provisions

Defense Department CIO is concerned the legislation might collide with internal Pentagon realignment efforts.

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White House issues policy guide for administrative data sharing

Detailed guidance spells out what agencies can do to overcome institutional barriers to using data through collaboration across programs and agencies.

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Group launches national effort for health IT interoperability

Private-sector successor to eHealth Exchange will focus on framework for data sharing and industry cooperation.

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Draft language signals more transparent NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has been on the defensive since it was revealed that the NSA subverted encryption standards.

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

What Pritzker wants from Silicon Valley

In first official visit to the West Coast tech mecca, Commerce secretary solicits partnerships on climate data and highlights new Census tool.

Big Data

Report: Big data, cybersecurity intrinsically linked

Analysts see 'tremendous value' in data the government collects, but say infrastructure and policy prevent making the best use of it.

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Pro tips for using big data

Ignore fads and focus on what the agency is looking to achieve, says Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board CIO Shawn Kingsberry.

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DARPA seeks innovative ways to make sense of data

If big data represents the search for a needle in a haystack, DARPA aims to develop technology that explains why the needle is in the stack in the first place.