Big Data

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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

  • Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial Intelliengence Agency

    Geospatial-as-a-service isn't far off

    As commercial satellite imaging companies multiply, NGA is looking for new ways to acquire mapping data. 09/27/2016

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    AI is coming

    Steve Kelman looks at the potential -- and potential risks -- of letting algorithms drive government decision-making. 09/26/2016

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    Treasury 'on track' to hit Data Act milestones

    Despite concerns, Treasury Department officials said they are on schedule to publish agency spending data by the May 2017 deadline. 09/20/2016

  • NGA crowdsources data access

    NGA launches campaign with $200,000 in prize money for best solution to a data access problem. 09/02/2016

  • Rental cars can be data thieves, warns FTC

    The Federal Trade Commission reminds consumers that rental cars can be a vector for data theft via their onboard IT systems. 08/31/2016

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