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Fed Agency Chief Data Officers Emerge as Big Data Heroes

By   /  December 13, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Strategy News, Data Strategy News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT, today announced the results of its new report, “Calling the Plays: The Evolving Role of the CDO and Federal Big Data.” The study, underwritten by ViON Corporation, reveals Chief Data Officers (CDOs) are changing the […]

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Putting the DATA Act to Good Use

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Jennifer Belissent of Forrester Research recently wrote for NextGov, “The full promise of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act Act — DATA Act for short — won’t be realized anytime soon. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Many agencies are in no position to comply just yet. According to a recent […]

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Big Data Can Push Federal Agencies Forward

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess John K. Higgins of E-Commerce Times writes, “Innovation often comes slowly to the U.S. government. It has taken several years, for example, for federal agencies to get used to cloud technology — and it will likely be several more before that technology is fully embraced at the federal level. That pace also seems […]

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Fighting Crime with Big Data

By   /  November 1, 2013  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Brad Grimes of Fed Tech Magazine reports, “The massive quantities of data that agencies collect is getting bigger every minute, piling into mountains of information. Law enforcement agencies—​​ throughout the federal, state and local levels — are compiling data constantly, but these mountains are useful only if agencies share and apply data […]

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Federal Agencies Are Bracing for Big Data

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Wyatt Kash of Information Week recently wrote, “Federal CIOs are only starting to come to grips with the massive amounts of data headed their way, a group of current and former government CIOs said Monday. That’s presenting new challenges for budget-constrained government agencies that already process large volumes of data for predictive […]

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Using MDM to Stop Improper Payments

By   /  August 14, 2013  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management News  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Melissa Delaney of Fed Tech Magazine recently wrote, “First the good news: In the past three years, the federal government has avoided more than $47 billion in improper payments. Now the bad news: It still doled out $108 billion to debarred contractors, dead people, prisoners and others who didn’t qualify for the checks they […]

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Survey Shows Poor Tracking of Data Management Metrics in Government

By   /  June 29, 2011  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “MeriTalk, a government analysis organization, on behalf of NetApp, a provider of storage and data management solutions, surveyed 157 federal IT decision-makers in April and May to determine how well agencies were using metrics to measure data center consolidation savings and increasing efficiencies as they consolidate. The respondents […]

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Report Says Federal Agencies Need Big Data Strategies

By   /  April 1, 2011  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess A report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has concluded that “every federal agency needs to have a ‘Big Data’ strategy.” According to the article, “The report, ‘Designing a Digital Future,’ adds that ‘the collection, management and analysis of data is a fast-growing concern of NIT research’ […]

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Creating a Learning Health System with Big Data

By   /  March 28, 2011  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has issued a new five-year plan to create a “learning health system” focused on the effective utilization of Big Data. According to the article, “Through a learning health system, the right information will be available to support a given decision, whether […]

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