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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Driverless Cars Coming to the Streets of UK Town, Milton Keynes

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

A new article out of Information Daily reports, “Milton Keynes may see driverless cars on its roads in 12-18 months, says Geoff Snelson, Strategy Director of MK Smart, the innovation programme being run in the city.”

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RDF 1.1 and the Future of Government Transparency

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Following the newly minted “recommendation” status of RDF 1.1, Michael C. Daconta of GCN has asked, “What does this mean for open data and government transparency?”

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The Best Ways to Use Data in Local Government

By   /  March 12, 2014  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management News  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Sarah Marsh of The Guardian recently wrote, “We asked experts to give their tips on making the most of data in local government. Here’s what they had to say.” Dan Herbert commented, “I love the restaurant bill analogy that Rufus Pollock uses. The data on the bill may well show a lot has […]

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