DOD issues 5 data decrees

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks issued a memo detailing DOD's five "data decrees," establishing rules for creating and managing data as an enterprise resource and strategic asset.

DOD bets big on financial data to improve business performance

The Defense Department is betting that insights from its financial data will help improve its business operations, from optimizing the workforce to divesting of legacy systems.

USAF primed to launch new phase of data strategy

Eileen Vidrine, the Air Force's chief data officer, talks about department's priorities are, how they've changed this year and how the Defense Department's data strategy ties it all together.

Solving the Army's data talent problem

The Army needs to develop specific skill sets and retool or retrain existing workforce, said Mark Gorak, the director of people analytics for the Assistant Secretary of the Army Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

ATF looks to consolidate data to aid investigations

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sees an opportunity to tap data analytics to address rising gun store robberies.

DOD releases long-awaited data strategy

The Defense Department's new data strategy takes on ethics, governance and data standards.

OPM built COVID dashboard on a shoestring

Office of Personnel Management used a purchase card to kick off cloud-based emergency response data dashboard.

CISA's 'next frontier' around cyber data analytics

An official said the agency wants to spend the next five years quantifying the unquantifiable around collective cyber risk.

AI success in federal health agencies starts with effective data management

Why data management is key to successfully realizing AI's vast potential to improve productivity, patient care, and public health and safety.

Despite public concerns, facial recognition gets traction in Congress

While some legislators questioned the accuracy and bias found in some government systems, both Republicans and Democrats endorsed the broad thrust and goals of DHS' screening programs.

USPS, CBP share shipping data to track opioids

The Postal Service still needs to work on its ability to share international shipment data with Customs and Border Protection, according to an oversight report.

How NGA is tackling interoperability challenges

Mark Munsell, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s CTO, talks about talent shortages and how the agency is working to get more unclassified data.

Government Innovation Award top honors go to NOAA, DOD, Virginia and SAIC

Best in Class recognitions showcase the potential of IoT, advanced analytics and creative public-private partnerships.

What DOD's data scientists are discovering

Recruiting top analytical talent into government is tough, the Pentagon's top management officer says, but the payoffs can be big.

DIU brings predictive maintenance to the Navy

The Pentagon's innovation arm looks to expand predictive maintenance technology to Navy ships.

ICE extends Palantir's case management contract

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is sticking with Palantir's Gotham as its case management tool, and granted Palantir a three-year sole source extension to operate and service the system.

OMB pushes evidence, CDOs and TBM in budget planning

In their annual budget planning document, the Office of Management and Budget issued early requirements for Evidence-Based Policymaking and told tech managers to adopt TBM.