Data

New Records Rules Require Agencies to Save Chats and Texts

Previous records retention rules only explicitly applied to email communications. Now that has expanded to all pertinent electronic messages.

Data from NASA’s Space-Based Tech Used to Spot CO2 Emission Sources

Observations from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 and 3 missions were used to pinpoint carbon dioxide emissions from one coal power plant.

NASA Science Directorate Wants Help Prioritizing What Digital Resources It Should Open-Source First

NASA Science Mission Directorate wants to know what data, software and computing resources the public research community wants access to the most.

Lack of Cloud Backups Poses a ‘Real Problem’ for Data Protection, Expert Says

A Veeam report found that a third of IT leaders did not think their cloud data needed to be backed up for security.

Watchdog: Most Agencies Behind on Personal Data Disclosure Guidance

The Government Accountability Office found that only one out of 17 agencies implemented guidance from the Office of Management and Budget.

Fish and Wildlife Service Contract Aims to Help Show Impact of Grants

The contractor will help develop the agency’s internal system and use artificial intelligence to aggregate data.

Watchdog: Data Officer Council Has Made Progress on Policy Efforts, But Work Remains

The Government Accountability Office found that the Council must follow its new detailed plan to fully meet statutory requirements.

Change Data Infrastructure to Meet New Needs, Experts Advise

Experts at an Urban Institute event noted that the decline of data sources like surveys has created a need for improved information sharing capabilities.

TSA Wants to Automate ID Verification at Checkpoint Security

The agency is testing using facial recognition to verify passengers’ information with the information on record.

Ukraine Tech Chief: Cloud Migration ‘Saved Ukrainian Government and Economy’

“Russian missiles can’t destroy the cloud,” Ukraine’s minister of digital transformation explained.

Census Launches New Program to Modernize Supply Chain Data Sources

Through StatVentures, the Census Bureau seeks to improve the quality and speed of data describing the U.S. supply chain.

Agency Recommends Firmer Data, Algorithm Regulations to Protect Online Privacy

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration responded to the Federal Trade Commission’s request for advice on developing an online privacy framework.

ICE Needs More Data to Monitor Foreign Students Taking US Research, Watchdog Says

The data is meant to assess the risk of foreign STEM students and scholars transferring technology from American universities to foreign entities.

Over 40 International Business Groups Support Transatlantic Data Privacy Terms

A letter sent to EU and U.S. officials asked for more analysis on how requirements will be enforced within the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework.

NOAA Building ‘Digital Twin’ of Earth to Study Climate Change

In collaboration with NVIDIA and Lockheed Martin, NOAA will create a two-dimensional model of Earth based on climate data.

Government Makes Good Strides for Cloud Migration, Report Finds

According to the report, government and the public sector are strong in their cloud migration efforts, but lagging behind the private sector in other areas of digital modernization.