Data

Space Firms Put Aside Rivalries to Share Threat Data

A new clearinghouse has begun gathering and distributing information about threats to space networks, products, and services.

IG: ‘Tens of Billions’ in Fraudulent Unemployment Claims in 2020

A Labor Department Inspector General memo suggests a massive uptick in fraudulent unemployment claims brought on by COVID-19.

Army Outfits Paratroopers with Wearables to Gauge Stress 

It’s all part of collaborative research leveraging military-centered, biometric data.

Hacking Campaign Fuels Calls for Information Sharing Mandate

Senators weigh potential protections from liability for incident reports amid concerns about cyber hygiene.

CISA, DHS Bolster State and Local Cybersecurity Programs

CISA added another vendor to an intrusion detection plan and DHS increased the required cybersecurity spend for certain FEMA grants. 

Veterans Affairs Rolls Out Ethics Framework for Guarding Vets’ Data

The agency aims to set expectations around who can manage, view and access veteran data.

JADC2 Concept All About Moving Data, Air Force Chief of Staff Says

Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., said dialogue among services on data and the JADC2 concept should happen more regularly.

How to Use Analytics Data and Smart Experiments to Optimize Agency Services

Keep in mind that optimization is a never-ending process.

NIST Issues ‘Foundational Profile’ for Secure GPS Use

An executive order instructed the Commerce Department to produce profiles—plural—that sector-specific agencies could use to develop contractual language on the issue. 

How Commerce Department Data Efforts Moved from ‘First Gear to Third Gear’

Thomas Beach, the Commerce Department’s interim CDO, talked with Nextgov about how his agency’s data work has evolved from focusing on governance to deliverables.

CDO Council Outlines Fresh Plans for New Year

The nascent group shared details via its first report to Congress—and on a new public website.

State Department Wants a Small Business to Manage Its Cloud Office

The vendor will support the relatively new Cloud Program Management Office.

Army Command and Control System Must Be Modernized But Maintain Backward Compatibility

Leidos will handle an adjustment to the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System 7.0 that will ensure it can support JADC2 and sensor-to-shooter frameworks.

4 Data Analytics Trends to Watch in 2021

Expect more live data dashboards and APIs as a key enabler.

Treasury Bureau to Outfit Onsite Employees with Contact-Tracing Wearables

The goal is to proactively prevent COVID-19 outbreaks within its facilities.

GAO Recommends VA Pause EHR Deployment to Resolve Issues

The Veterans Affairs Department told auditors it will move on with deployments while addressing test findings. 

JAIC Seeks Test and Evaluation Services for Artificial Intelligence

A Joint Artificial Intelligence Center request for proposal is the first of two contracts designed to get Defense Department components ready to adopt AI technologies.