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10/30/2020
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What's next for the Federal Data Strategy

In anticipation of year two of the Federal Data Strategy, chief data officers have some wishes for what they'll see in the 2021 action plan. Namely, they hope there are more opportunities for data sharing and agency partnerships. Several federal CDOs spoke Thursday at ACT-IAC's ELC on the forthcoming plan. “Giving agencies the space to continue to mature their practices over the next year will be really important,” Kirsten Dalboe, CDO at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said during a discussion. “And I think a big area I’m hoping to see growth in for the Year 2 strategy is really around sharing, the coordination, the community aspect.” More on what CDOs hope to see in 2021.


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DOD needs new IT to share its spectrum with industry

As the Department of Defense agrees to share some of its precious electromagnetic spectrum with commercial industry for 5G development, it will need to build out better technology to automate the sharing of that spectrum back and forth. DOD officials spoke with reporters Thursday on how technologies like advanced radiofrequency sharing devices and modernized IT can automate broad spectrum sharing across the department and between the public and private sectors. Jackson Barnett has the story.


HHS partners with Oracle to track vaccine trials

The Department of Health and Human Services is working with Oracle to use the cloud to improve tracking of clinical trials and registrations for potential COVID-19 vaccines. Former HHS CIO José Arrieta described the Oracle Health Management System and how it uses digital identifiers to track the outcomes of people who have received COVID-19 treatment or therapies as part of clinical trials to determine their efficacy. Before this, it was difficult to track after patients were discharged from the hospital, Arrieta said. Dave Nyczepir has more on the system.


DOJ OKs body cameras for task-force partners

The Department of Justice has cleared the way for federally deputized officers from state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement to wear body cameras. The policy comes after officers in Detroit, Houston, Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah, and Wichita, Kansas, successfully piloted the technology during task force operations from January to September. More from Dave.


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