Analytics

How FAA’s Latest Challenge Looped in Data Newbies

In addition to creating new visualizations about national airspace, the agency encouraged employees who don’t work with data or in IT to give its tools a spin.

Agencies Are Making ‘Uneven’ Progress Meeting Evidence Act Mandates, GAO Says

Many federal managers reported having the necessary staff, skills and tools to collect and analyze performance data, but the results varied widely across government.

NASA Turns to Edge Computing to Protect ISS Astronauts from Contamination

A microbiologist said the emerging technology will be vital to the space agency’s future exploration.

Firm Offers Tips on Eliminating Bias and Other Risks When Deploying Analytics Models

Government leaders are “appropriately” wary of implementing models they don’t understand, a senior expert explained.

Feds Offer Tips to Better Leverage Agency Data

Making better use of agency data is not as simple as flipping a switch.

HHS Puts Up $80M to Increase Number and Diversity of Health IT Workforce

The four-year effort will focus on improving data collection—especially around race and ethnicity—and training a more diverse health informatics and technology workforce.

Bringing Tech Innovation to Wildfires: 4 Recommendations for Smarter Firefighting as Megafires Menace the U.S.

Managing the threat can start with better coordination and leveraging of technology for detecting and tracking the fires that matter.

Tweets Fuel Super Accurate Morning Traffic Prediction

Simple personal tweets like “Had a blast at the Pirates game!” or “This fender bender ahead is going to make me late,” can actually provide crucial information.

IRS Develops Digital Dashboard to Predict Dates When Contracts Will Be Put In Place

It’s one part of a larger initiative in the IRS Procurement Office to promote data-driven decision-making.

Democrats Question Justice Department on Use of Predictive Policing Algorithms

They also called for more comprehensive checks on the use of such technologies.

Defending Against Cybersecurity Moles Inside Your Agency

The move to a virtual workforce has been a boon to industrious hackers.

Nuclear Agency Awards Palantir $90M Contract for Data Platform

The contract is Palantir’s first at the National Nuclear Security Administration.