FOIA officers could save money and time by releasing certain types of frequently requested material in a machine readable format, like the disclosure of payment information under the Data Act.
GAO says Customs and Border Protection could do a better job analyzing information gathered on security tests at ports of entry.
FBI Director James Comey wants legislative changes and industry support to get access to encrypted devices and data.
A report assessing the Commerce Department's open data initiatives puts particular emphasis on the Patent and Trademark Office's use and management of its data.
Experts agree that applying analytics to acquisition could yield results in terms of cost and quality -- with the right data and know-how.
Concerns range from vulnerability to hacking to data ownership to the stability of cloud providers.
Researchers developed LakeSim to deal with problems in urban planning and assess a redevelopment project's long-term effects on energy and transportation needs.
Former Fiscal Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Dick Gregg led implementation of the Data Act for the department.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
The first batch of data covers $3.5 billion in payments from firms to health professionals between Aug. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013, but CMS and the AMA warned about drawing any definitive conclusions from it.
From security and mobile to data management and open source, these firms are driving innovation in agency IT -- and growing their businesses in the process.
While OMB is leading the development of data definition standards, Treasury is concentrating on data exchange standards.