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Why the DOD is trying to focus more on software, big data

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 week ago

‎The Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office is focusing more on software than hardware, and trying to pivot the department to becoming a data-driven organization, SCO Director Will Roper said Monday at SXSW.

‘All of our federal data assets are currently at risk’ — here’s how people are trying to protect them

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 month ago

A group of coders, librarians, scientists, storytellers and others passionate about data came together at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., to help preserve federal data some worry could disappear during the Trump administration.

NTIS partners can help with data problems in face of hiring freeze, director says

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 month ago

As agencies look to continue delivering on their mission in the face of a hiring freeze, the head of the National Technical Information Service said federal agencies can look to the NTIS joint venture partners for help.

‘Stingray’ technology use needs better guidelines, House committee says

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 months ago

The DOJ and DHS spent more than $95 million on the cell-site simulators, and while there are federal policies around their use, state and local law enforcement agencies are deploying them without unified guidelines.

White House to host Electric Vehicle Datathon

by Samantha Ehlinger • 4 months ago

The White House is planning its first Electric Vehicle Datathon to identify ways to create and cull data sets that enable wider electric vehicle use.

White House: Want data science with impact? Spend ‘a ridiculous amount of time’ with people

by Jason Shueh • 5 months ago

White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil met with civic technologists last week at the Code for America Summit to underscore the need for collaborative design and to offer advice on effective data science for government.

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