Big Data

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    Are agencies ready for the Data Act?

    With the financial reporting requirements of the Data Act set to take effect in May 2017, a key oversight panel voiced concerns over agencies' progress. 12/08/2016

  • NTIA software tool shows spectrum use

    A new report reveals how federal agencies manage broadband wireless spectrum via a graphics-based software tool, which can help in the effort to free spectrum for commercial use. 11/21/2016

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    Why government open-data practices are low-tech

    The open-data movement is still in its infancy. In a new report, the Data Foundation charts how it can grow up. 11/02/2016

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    The IT ambitions of USDA

    Fiscal 2017 IT budget plans detail how the Agriculture Department aims to be a powerhouse in network and financial services. 10/28/2016

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    Data policy for a new administration

    Experts have some advice for the next administration on tackling open-data initiatives early in its term to improve government operations and service. 10/25/2016

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    Commerce taps big-data development partners

    The Commerce Department's National Technical Information Service has chosen 35 companies and academic organizations to capitalize on the federal government's vast data assets. 10/21/2016

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    IARPA seeks to predict the unpredictable

    IARPA is hosting forecasting tournaments, crowdsourcing intelligence and combining human research with automation in order to accurately forecast – and prevent – catastrophic events before they take place. 10/18/2016

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    Tech and the cancer moonshot

    Vice President Biden said that advances in computing technology and changes in the culture of scientific collaboration will lead researchers to a cure for cancer. 10/17/2016

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    GSA unveils Data Federation portal

    GSA wants new U.S. Data Federation to become source and inspiration for more open data across government. 09/29/2016

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    Treasury mulls open identifier system

    The Treasury Department is working on a Legal Entity Identifier system to link financial institutions, but officials say its government-wide adoption would require assurances of open, free and high-quality data available on a non-discriminatory basis. 09/28/2016

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    US and EU seek to bridge data privacy gaps

    The U.S. and the European Union have spent years trying to come to agreement over questions of privacy, security and commerce in cyberspace -- and challenges remain. 09/28/2016

  • GSA, Dun & Bradstreet agree on wider DUNS use

    New deal gives agencies wider use of procurement data keyed to DUNS numbers. 09/28/2016

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