The goal is relieving busy data collectors in the field from labor-intensive tasks, saving time and reducing errors, says Col. Jack Wayman.
Eight national laboratories will team with other institutions to develop new climate and Earth system models.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
States with robust open data policies include Texas, Maryland, Utah, Hawaii and New York.
An analysis of state-level freedom-of-information requests shows how cost-effective smart open-data efforts can be.
After a year of testing, an effort to use volunteers to transcribe historical documents and data for online use is opening wide.
The Department of Education is looking to revamp its Learning Registry and other online resources.
New resources to assist both first responders and victims were showcased at a demo day for the Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative.
An updated National Seismic Hazard Map reminds that the risks extend far beyond California.
FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen says the key to using big data is understanding its limits and “emphasizing the need for human judgment.”
An expert in government management and transformation argues more is required of Congress and agencies alike.
A U.S. Geological Survey mapping program will bring data and related mapping tools to bear on flood risk management and other hazards.