Big Data

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    Paul steps aside as PM-ISE

    The longtime architect of terrorism-related information sharing efforts will be returning to career SES status and staying in government. 01/19/2017

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    DATA Act deadline signals need for upgrades

    While most CFO Act agencies expect to hit the May deadline of the DATA Act, some agencies will need to change their accounting practices and upgrade their systems. 01/13/2017

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    New advisory committee will assist in 2020 census

    The Census Bureau is establishing a committee of public- and private-sector representatives to make sure plans for the 2020 population count are on track. 12/21/2016

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    Senate backs open gov bill

    The Senate approved the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act by unanimous consent Dec. 10, and supporters of the bill are optimistic about its chances in the 115th Congress. 12/12/2016

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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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