Are federal CDOs being set up to fail?

Some agencies have named dual-hatted chief data officers, potentially undermining their unique role facilitating evidence-based policymaking, according to a new white paper.

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Army refreshes its data strategy, with an emphasis on trust and security

by Billy Mitchell • 4 days ago

"If we want to achieve outcomes, and that ultimately is our ability to properly leverage data, we’ve got to fix the data problem, and the first part starts with the actual strategy," the Army's CIO said.

NIST to test federal ‘zero trust’ security architectures

by Dave Nyczepir • 4 days ago

Some agencies have elements of zero-trust frameworks in place, but NIST will explore the proper way to use them, according to its chief cybersecurity adviser.

Most EIS vendors are accepting task orders now

by Dave Nyczepir • 6 days ago

BT Federal and Harris Corporation are the latest contract primes to receive three-year authorities to operate from the General Services Administration.

Interior made a flight reporting app to better manage its 750 drones

by Dave Nyczepir • 6 days ago

Aviation managers can review mission analytics to redeploy the fleet and determine which pilots and sUAS to activate for certain tasks.

Secretary Sonny Perdue shares what the Centers of Excellence have brought to USDA

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 7 days ago

"I didn't consider it a leap of faith at all," Perdue said. "I've seen it work."

USDA partners with Microsoft to make sense of farm data in new pilot

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 week ago

The FarmBeats platform can build machine-learning models across disparate datasets monitoring soil and weather, and the agency hopes to bring it to 200-plus research stations and farms nationwide.

TSA releases updated cloud strategy

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 weeks ago

A hybrid cloud architecture should help the agency better manage data as it adopts new passenger screening technology.

Air Force bases embrace 5G to keep up with their planes

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 weeks ago

At a General Services Administration symposium, military and civilian agencies alike touted the new tech. GSA also launched a 5G customer experience campaign.

Army Futures Command wants help growing commercial cloud data environment

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

The command wants commercial help growing its "cloud based information technology infrastructure to host mission systems, applications, services, and data."

CIA’s Juliane Gallina details progress in first months as CIO

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

A new CTO. Wi-Fi in CIA buildings. A program to replace fax machines. And an acceleration of the intelligence community's adoption of cloud.

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