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Obama’s Big Data Privacy Plan Gets a Boost from Congress

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by Angela Guess Roberta Rampton of Reuters reports, “The White House is working with a Republican congressman on the U.S. House of Representatives’ leadership team and Democrats in both the House and Senate on a bill to protect data collected from students through educational apps. The legislation, aimed at ensuring kids’ data is used only…

The White House Unveils New Big Data Projects

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by Angela Guess Patience Wait of Information Week reports, “The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Networking and Information Technology R&D program (NITRD) on Tuesday introduced a slew of new big-data collaboration projects aimed at stimulating private-sector interest in federal data. The initiatives, announced at the White House-sponsored ‘Data to Knowledge…

Open Data v. The NSA

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by Angela Guess J.J. McCorvey of Fast Company recently wrote, “In Fast Company’s September issue, we take a look at innovators who are using smart, mostly tech-driven strategies to help municipalities solve problems that simply shouldn’t exist in the digital age. Steve VanRoekel, chief information officer at the White House (and former Microsoft executive) is no…

Saving Lives with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Derek Klobucher of Forbes reports, “Big Data can be a life saver, figuratively and literally. We’ve all heard about how Big Data can save time and money, but 87 percent of federal IT officials think that real-time Big Data could save a significant number of lives each year. But changes in strategy,…

Big Data and the White House

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by Angela Guess J. Nicholas Hoover of Information Week reports, “Petabytes of information are accumulating across government: military veterans’ genomics data, climate records dating to the 16th century, years worth of stock trades and even the results of particle physics experiments. The era of big data has arrived in government just as it has in…