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COVID-19 Has a Data Governance Problem

May 6, 2020 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has put many of the world’s activities at a stand-still. Scientists and government officials have been working furiously behind the scenes to forecast the spread and growth of the virus since the first observed cases were submitted to the World Health Organization (WHO). Read more…

U.S. Open Data Push Advances

Sep 20, 2017 |

The push for open government data got a boost this week with passage of a budget bill that includes language codifying open data requirements for the federal government.

Senate passage of the Defense Department spending authorization package included an amendment incorporating the text of the Open, Permanent, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act. Read more…

Analytics Vendor NCI Acquired By Investors

Jul 3, 2017 |

NCI Inc., a big data analytics and IT vendor to the Defense Department and other federal and state government agencies, said it has agreed to be acquired by a private equity investment fund. Read more…

U.S. Names First Chief Data Scientist

Feb 24, 2015 |

An industry veteran and college math professor who is partially credited with coining the title “data scientist” has been named the nation’s first chief data scientist.

The White House announced the appointment of DJ Patil to the new post last week. Read more…

Personal Data Is Not Forever, EU Court Says

May 13, 2014 |

Freedom of information on the Internet is a driving force behind the big data phenomenon, and underscores the ability of organizations to collect and process it. But in a case involving Google, Europe’s top court today says individuals have a right to be “forgotten,” raising questions about some data collection strategies. Read more…

Survey: Big Data a Low Priority Among Governments in U.S.

Oct 8, 2013 |While funding debates rage in Washington D.C., a new survey reveals that big data is the lowest IT priority among federal, state, and local government IT decision makers. Read more…

Civic Hacking Targets Optimizing Government

Feb 28, 2013 |What do you get when you cross the Peace Corps with the Geek Squad? Aside from a rich supply of lunch money, you might get the group of civic coding crusaders known as Code for America. Read more…

New York City Calls in the Code Corps

Feb 22, 2013 |In his State of the City Address, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg sounded the call for a volunteer "Code Corps" to help make use of the city's ever growing pipeline of data. Read more…

How DARPA Does Big Data

Aug 15, 2012 |This week we step back to see how the recent U.S government's push to further big data technologies is panning out--and how a military intelligence research agency like DARPA is addressing their own set of specific challenges. We zoom in on a number of specifics projects, including Mind's Eye, PROCEED, XDATA and others to gain a.... Read more…

Big Data Lessons for Big Government

Apr 19, 2012 |Earlier this year, DataXu set out to obtain a baseline gauge of how enterprise organizations are dealing with big data and how these lessons could be carried over to government. Developed and fielded by Human 1.0 and the Society for.... Read more…
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