A new report examines how big-data applications can uncover discrimination but also encode hidden biases.
One year before the Data Act’s big reporting deadline, the Treasury Department dropped a finalized picture of how all the government's spending data will actually come together.
As innovative technologies such as cloud and big data accelerate, federal IT managers are looking to the private sector for help.
Regardless of the source of metadata, "you're going to get improvements by merit of how the data is tagged and how the attributes are assigned," NSA Deputy CIO Sally Holcomb said.
The technologies that handle big datasets generated by federal agencies are adequate, but federal agencies have to plumb the depths of data's soul to make it useful.
Puerto Rico will be a 2017 testing site for new tech in the lead-up to the 2020 Census.
The European Union's vote to relax privacy restrictions on collecting and disseminating airline passenger data will help sharpen its anti-terrorism focus, said DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.
The Census Bureau has until September 2016 to make key decisions on how to follow up with non-respondents in the 2020 population count.
The nation's tax data hasn't been hacked directly, but watchdogs say the IRS made "the wrong call" on risk assessments, which led to data leaking out the front door.
Data can get stale and make government more vulnerable to hacks. On the other hand, agencies must meet Freedom of Information Act requirements for preserving information.
Informal experts can be an agency's best resource for critical data calls -- but only if the relationship is properly managed.
In a bipartisan push, lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that would make federal data open and publicly available by default.
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