The National Science Foundation is planning to develop a national network of big data regional innovation hubs.
When Data.gov was established in 2009, it was considered an experiment in open government. Now, with more than half a million unique data resources on the website, it’s transitioned into a proactive resource for data enthusiasts, public and private alike. “We work hard to push as much data up and out and to try to be as responsive and proactively go out and work with communities around the country and around the world,” Jeanne Holm, Data.gov’s evangelist, told FedScoop. “[Over time] we just worked really hard to take it as far as we could.” Holm, who also works as the…
The effort to move the 17 agencies in the U.S. intelligence community away from stovepiped IT systems and toward a cloud-based shared services environment is well under way. But a new study by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance suggests the private sector may find it difficult to fully support the effort without fundamental changes to the contracting and procurement processes intelligence agencies use to buy applications and infrastructure.
The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to end the government’s relationship with U.S. Investigations Services LLC, the security clearance contractor that suffered a major cyberattack last month leading to the compromise of personnel records belonging to more than 25,000 federal employees.
Though individual federal agencies’ have used it to communicate to and with the public for a while now, Reddit is starting to get an influx of government consideration.
The United States Postal Service did not comply with its established standards on cloud computing, according to a report from the agency’s inspector general.
News that Google was close to unveiling a science fiction-like quantum computer took many people by surprise this week, but the truth is the government has been working on quite a few of these new devices for years.
The Office of Personnel Management is working to introduce several new digital tools to strengthen the federal workforce from top to bottom.
After decades of providing physical documents to local and university libraries as a part of its federal depository library program, the Government Printing Office is making the move to digital-only at one federal depository library.
The Mars Curiosity Rover cost taxpayers $2.5 billion. But a NASA review panel has concerns about what it recently called a “poor science return for a such a large investment in a flagship mission.”
The United States Postal Service began collaborating with online retail giant Amazon.com for a 60-day grocery delivery pilot in San Francisco during the first week of August.
The Internet of Things, and the ways cities can leverage this emerging technology, is evolving at a rapid pace. Some cities have embraced it fully, while others are trying to keep up. Sokwoo Rhee, a presidential innovation fellow who is working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, hopes to close that gap during an upcoming conference where innovators will meet with global city planners in order to bring everyone up to speed. Rhee on Friday laid out the plans for NIST’s Global Cities Challenge, which will be held later this month at the agency’s Gaithersburg, Maryland, headquarters. The…
Workplace flexibility is meant to be an equalizer for those struggling to balance their careers and duties at home, like new moms and dads who feel heightened stress returning to work. However, a new study claims that programs like telework, popular in government agencies, are breeding inequality based on gender and parental status.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler acknowledged Thursday the FCC’s definition of high-speed Internet is outdated and that the entire system may have reached a choke point. His Agenda for Broadband Competition focuses on promoting and encouraging industry competition that ultimately benefits consumers and having the FCC step in to create competition where the commission feels it is lacking.
Mark Day, deputy assistant commissioner for Integrated Technology Services at GSA, talks about his experience as a public servant in the federal government and gives advice to those just starting their journey.
GSA issued a notice to proceed Wednesday for its flexible and hybrid One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services, better known as OASIS, contracting program for agency professional services acquisition, worth billions of dollars. In June, GSA issued a similar notice for the small business OASIS solution (OASIS SB).
In the coming days, NASA will be reformatting Opportunity’s onboard flash memory, which has been getting in the way of the rover’s science missions.
Months after announcing his departure from the General Services Administration, Dave McClure is set to join cybersecurity provider Veris Group as chief strategist.
Bayer’s departure four years after taking over the CIO spot came at a natural time, he said. A release from the SEC said he’ll say his goodbyes in October.
There is a wide swath of America beyond tired of hearing from “Rachel from Cardholder Services.” On the other hand, the Federal Trade Commission is happy to hear from Rachel time and time again. Earlier this month, the FTC, along with the help of DEF CON attendees, created ways to attract and gather data on “Rachel” — a notorious automated telemarketing scheme known as a “robocall” — so law enforcement and researchers can figure out what makes robocalling still so prevalent despite the existence of a national “Do Not Call” list. The FTC announced the winners of its “Zapping Rachel”…