Data Governance

Federal Data Strategy Deadlines Shift Due to COVID-19

The team prioritized some items for the pandemic response but extended other deadlines.

How Virginia Juked Its COVID-19 Data

The state is combining results from viral and antibody tests in the same statistic. This threatens to confound America’s understanding of the pandemic.

COVID-19 Is a 'Global Experiment' for the Environment

Multiple measurement types and sophisticated computer models are required to figure out how and why greenhouse gases are changing due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

3 Keys to Full Spectrum Data Management

Full-spectrum data management means having a grasp on data across complex systems composed of private and public clouds, edge devices, and legacy applications and infrastructure.

Don’t Let Data Die in the Dark

The ramifications of disorganized data can impact a business far beyond paying consumers financial settlements for non-compliance. 

Agencies Get Guidance on the Ethics and Rigor Required for Evidence-Based Decision-Making

The second of four policy documents related to the Evidence Act focuses on standards and practices for evaluation officers.

The Suite Life

Nextgov chats with federal executives about their role in agencies’ ever-growing C-suites. 

Agencies, Academia Brief White House on COVID-19 Modeling Efforts

Officials told the Office of Science and Technology where data collection and sharing could improve.

Report: Federal Agencies Must Be 'Better Connected, More Collaborative'

Agencies need to work together and with the private sector to improve how they manage IT systems, data and their workforces, researchers say.  

NSF Tech Leader Aims for a Data-Savvy, Innovation-Focused Workforce

Dorothy Aronson, the National Science Foundation’s dual-hatted chief information officer and chief data officer, discusses her role in shaping the data literacy of the agency’s workforce.

Future of Federal Data Strategy Will Include Informing Citizens About How Their Data Is Used

As agencies share more data between departments, the administration will develop a framework and tools for citizens to manage how their personal information is used.

Will 2020 Be the Year of Data?

Agencies across the federal government are beginning to recognize the importance of data and data-driven decision-making.

One Year In, the Evidence Act is Producing Results

Most have identified evaluation officers and chief data officers and have started developing learning agendas that identify priority areas.

Data Standards for Grants Management Are Now the Law

First, standards will be developed and then agencies will have a year to apply them.

FDA’s Data Strategy Modernization Starts With Public Outreach

The agency is overhauling the way it thinks about data and wants to start with feedback from employees and outside experts.

OMB Finishes Major Tech Policy Overhauls in 2019

The Office of Management and Budget reworked several policies—some of which hadn’t been updated in a decade.