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Oversight Systems and Mastercard Align on Data Analytics for Government Agencies

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  BI / Data Science News, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “Oversight Systems, Inc., a leading operational expense analysis company, today announced that it will align with Mastercard to provide data analytics and fraud detection to federal agencies that participate in the General Services Administration’s (GSA) SmartPay initiative. Leveraging existing Mastercard-branded purchase, travel, fleet and integrated card […]

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Pennsylvania Governor Launches New Open Data Program, OpenDataPA

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  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 According to a recent release out of the governor’s office, “Governor Wolf launched OpenDataPA to enhance access to valuable information by creating a central repository to share the commonwealth’s data with the general public. Citizens, researchers, media, and developers can now browse through the first-released datasets at data.pa.gov, the home of OpenDataPA. […]

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Cognitive Solutions in Government

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Eyragon Eidam recently wrote in GovTech, “While the images of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which an intelligent computer famously thwarts a human’s attempts to power it down, spark an unavoidable conversation, those working in the cognitive space say there is real potential for governments in a range of applications. […]

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Bridging the Gap Between Data and Discourse in Government

By   /  November 10, 2015  /  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 Hollie Russon Gilman recently wrote for Brookings Tech Tank, “In the course of a normal day people observe numerous data points. We see  traffic accidents or a band playing in a park. The human sized data points could provide valuable information to government. See Click Fix is one promising platform that does […]

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Can Big Data Analytics Make Government Data More Secure?

By   /  April 29, 2015  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  1 Comment

by Angela Guess Frank Konkel recently wrote for NextGov, “According to a new study, the U.S. government’s IT leadership believes hackers permeate infected networks for an average of 16 days before detection. For a sophisticated intruder, 16 days is an eternity to sniff around and ferret out data, manipulate log files and generally wreak silent […]

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Sunlight Gets US to Release the Largest Index of Government Data in the World

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Matthew Rumsey, Sean Vitka, and John Wonderlich of the Sunlight Foundation report, “For the first time, the United States government has agreed to release what we believe to be the largest index of government data in the world. On Friday, the Sunlight Foundation received a letter from the Office of Management and […]

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How and Why to Overcome Big Government Data Privacy Concerns

By   /  February 9, 2015  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Caron Beesley of Business 2 Community reports, “Driven by potentially compelling outcomes, big government data is growing. A 2013 study of federal IT officials by the TechAmerica Foundation, for example, found that big data delivers many benefits, including: (1) Budget cuts and tax savings: Real-time analytics can help the government cut at […]

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Lockheed Martin and the Problem of Too Much Big Data

By   /  November 3, 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 Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “I’m probably guilty of spending too much time talking to startups and web companies, to the point where it’s easy to forget that not everyone is regularly re-architecting their applications and inserting new tools into their data-processing pipelines. Not every company is Facebook, where storage is […]

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Priorities for CIOs in Government in 2015

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management News, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Government Technology reports that “The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released on Oct. 30 a list of the top ten priorities for CIOs in 2015. Security, cloud services and consolidation topped the list for the third year in a row. ‘These three priorities, along with budget and cost control, […]

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Government Linked Data Goes With George Thomas

By   /  May 1, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Thank you to John Breslin for authoring this guest post remembering our friend and colleague, George Thomas.] When writing about a person’s significant achievements, it would be so much better if the person themselves could hear the good things you were saying about them. Unfortunately, the person I am writing about, George Thomas, […]

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