Data

What Veterans Affairs Aims to Accomplish Through Its Artificial Intelligence Institute

The agency plans to streamline and advance its AI efforts to better meet veterans’ needs. 

Sensitive Data Must Be Protected. That Doesn’t Mean It Can’t Also Be Used.

Two promising tools may allow agencies to share data while maintaining privacy and security requirements.

Bill Would Constrain Some Police Use of Facial-Recognition Tools

A 72-hour limit on tracking individuals would become the first, and somewhat arbitrary, federal line in the sand.

FDA Launches App to Report Fresh Uses for Existing Drugs

Health care providers can now easily access a one-stop online repository that experts hope will accelerate and innovate patient treatment.

Emerging Technology Trends

A look at developments in innovation across the federal technology landscape in 2019.

IG Says It Is Helping Return As Much As $5.9 Billion to the Government

The anticipated recoveries of misspent health program dollars would be the result of the HHS watchdog's work in fiscal 2019.

Senators Want to Know How FTC, CMS Will Prevent Bias in Health Care Algorithms

Sens. Ron Wyden and Cory Booker also asked five industry giants how to mitigate discrimination against minority patients. 

Fingerprint Login Should Be a Secure Defense for Our Data, But Most of Us Don't Use It Properly

Most users remain unaware of its initial purpose.

CBP Starts Process to Include U.S. Citizens in Facial Recognition Program

A proposed rule change would no longer allow citizens and green card holders to opt-out of Customs and Border Protection’s biometrics program.

Senators Renew Effort to Safeguard People’s Data Online

The bill would make companies subject to fines from the Federal Trade Commission if they poorly protect data.

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IG: CBP Knew Its Tech Couldn’t Handle Family Separations Before Pushing Zero Tolerance Policy

The agency was made aware of significant data entry and tracking issues after a test in November 2017, then chose to ignore those problems.

3 Ways Open Source is Accelerating Geoint for Defense Missions

For starters, collaborative tools can bring intelligence, private sector and academic communities into challenges.

5 Strategies for Building a Culture of Data Literacy

Getting agency buy-in to a culture of data literacy means getting everyone at every level to appreciate the value of data.

VA Prepping for Go-Live of Health Records System in March

Veterans Affairs Department officials testified they’re continuing with plans to roll out their new electronic health record system in early 2020.

GAO Hires First Data Scientist

The position will lead the watchdog’s new Innovation Lab, soliciting new ideas and using data to help GAO better inform agencies and Congress.

Artificial Intelligence Could Have Biggest Impact on White-Collar Jobs

New research suggests that white collar jobs are more likely to feel the impacts of artificial intelligence in the workplace than blue-collar positions.