Data Governance

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.  

Agencies Will Start 2020 With 20 Data Actions to Complete by Year’s End

The administration released the Federal Data Strategy Action Plan for the next year, adding four more action items from the draft released in summer.

Data Evangelists Spread the Word on Boosting Government Performance

A recent gathering of state and local officials had the feel of an old time revival.

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.

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.

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.

Federal Agencies Need Data Hunters to Enhance Performance

These hunters are often disguised under several different job titles including data acquisition specialists and data scouts.

Border Agents Can Now Get Classified Intelligence Information. Experts Call That Dangerous.

The Trump administration is creating a center that will give immigration agents access to information from U.S. intelligence agencies. Migrants and others denied entry will be unable to see the evidence against them because it is classified.