How Agencies Can Calm the Fourth Quarter Spending Frenzy

Agencies need to rethink how they balance and develop their billion-dollar budgets.

Tips for Deploying Analytics at the Federal Level

It almost seems like big data analytics is The Promised Land that’s forever over the next hill for federal agencies.

Cyber Spies Don’t Have to Worry About Robots Taking Their Jobs, Intel Chief Says

The intelligence community will still need human analysts even as when machine learning does more, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told students.

DHS Needs More Data to Help Stop Bioterrorism

The agency is looking for nationwide information on medical interventions, food safety, wildlife health, travel itineraries and other health-related topics.

3 Ways Intelligence Agencies Are Using AI

The intelligence community is using artificial intelligence to help manage the exponential increase of data.

The Role of Analytics in Federal IT Modernization

A strong analytics program can help ensure that federal agencies get the most out of the IT modernization program and the available funds.

How Artificial Intelligence Could Keep Army Transports Ready for Action

A yearlong pilot program will see if AI can predict when components on Bradley Fighting Vehicles will break.

The Key to Government’s Digital Transformation is Data Literacy

Without data literacy, the prospect of quickly meeting the administration’s data and IT modernization goals is simply not feasible.

What Your Boss Could Learn by Reading the Whole Company’s Emails

Employee emails contain valuable insights into company morale—and might even serve as an early-warning system for uncovering malfeasance.

What Government Could Learn from Payment Companies About Identity Management

If someone finds or steals a government Personal Identity Verification card, it’s possible that they could access sensitive or secret information during a very limited window before its loss was reported or discovered.

Time to Modernize Our Approach to Data

The government should consider all the types of data it uses—public, private and hybrid—as it forms its new Federal Data Strategy.

NIH Partners With Google Cloud to Speed Up Medical Breakthroughs

The move is part of the agency's STRIDES initiative, which gives researchers more access to cloud tools.

GSA's Property Database Contract Isn't Really Worth $8 Billion

A typo in the solicitation led people to believe the agency planned to spend $8.2 billion. The agency doesn't even want to spend $8.2 million.

Here’s What Treasury’s Data Lab Found in 10 Years of Federal Contracting Data

Year after year, 6 to 8 percent of contract spending is obligated in the final week of the fiscal year.

Here's a Different Way the Government Could Clean Up Its Data

Maybe there's a better way for agencies to get good data that doesn't involve cleaning it up themselves.

HHS is Using Data to Fight Opioid Abuse, Fraud and Just About Everything Else

HHS’ investments in data science, people and tools are paying off in a big way.

3 Ways to Use Data to Fight Terrorism and Money Laundering

Cognitive search and analytics technologies are all about accessing the right information at the right time.

Nearly All Major Agencies Are on Governmentwide Cyber Threat Dashboard

So far, 20 of 23 major agencies are plugged into the dashboard. The last three should be on by the end of July.

How NIH is Organizing Its Enormous Troves of Data

The agency has a new strategic plan for how to manage, store and analyze its scientific data.