Public challenged to help DOT up its tech game

The Transportation Department wants to take its data to the next level. Like many other agencies, it has turned to the public to address its challenges, asking for input and ideas from citizens to “revolutionize its transportation system.” Enter, DOT’s Data Innovation Challenge.

DOT asks public for insight on in-flight cell use

The Transportation Department is seeking public comment for a ban on cellphone calls for passengers on airplanes, according to a Feb. 14 statement.

Threat Matrix: Episode 8 – Commercial drones & privacy

This week, Dan Verton offers you a break from talking about Edward Snowden and explores another serious privacy concern that is right on the horizon — and we mean literally, on the horizon.

Drones.

FedWire: Snowlar vortex, bionic limbs, and comet chasing

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Big data crucial to giving government efficiency boost

Big data and analytics are the key to finding savings within agencies, improving public programs and providing services to citizens, according to experts at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Bethesda’s Big Data Technology Symposium held Jan. 14.

FedWire: Robotics-powered STEM, DOT’s year in review, and IT spending

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Want a job at one of the top 10 best places to work in federal government?

The Justice Department and Transportation Department are each looking to fill a C-level position over the next month.

DOT on track with open data efforts

Saturday marked a significant milestone in the administration’s open data initiative, as Nov. 30 was the deadline to meet some of the objectives in the open data executive order.

FedWire: Responsive design, STEM, and capturing space

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FAA issues roadmap, seeks data use assurances for commercial drones

The Federal Aviation Administration Nov. 7 released the first roadmap for integrating civilian owned and operated unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, into the national airspace system, and said it would be seeking details on how operators plan to use any data collected by those drones.

White House visitor log goes black

The White House visitor log is the most recent victim of the federal shutdown. Visitors to the White House website will now see an error message if they try to access the logs.

Cracking the code on social media accessibility

Accessibility to social media and technology for people with disabilities has recently moved into the spotlight, but is still a neglected area of need. Many think of “disability” as simply referring to physical disabilities, not mental disabilities, hampering efforts to secure services for the large population.

10 years after inception, FAA’s NextGen program still comes up short

Concerns were raised with the Federal Aviation Administration’s long-standing initiative to update the country’s air traffic control system Wednesday morning when Calvin Scovel, III, inspector general at the Transportation Department, and Michael Huerta, FAA administrator, testified before the House Subcommittee on Aviation.

IRS cancels furlough day

The Internal Revenue Service is canceling its fourth scheduled agencywide employee furlough day previously scheduled to occur July 22, according to an agency announcement.

Feds v. leadership: satisfaction dwindles

An annual report released July 12 revealed federal employees’ satisfaction with their leadership dropped for the first time in 9 years.

FedWire: Cyberhygiene, virtual robotics and the Summer of Innovation

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FedWire: Warrior Web, tropical storm Andrea, and Donald Trump

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7 initiatives to spur better government

Endeavoring to spur more innovative federal initiatives, FedScoop created this shortlist to recognize agency platforms that push government to be a better steward of taxpayer money.

FedWire: Exploring the Sun, EMS week and awards galore

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9 reasons to be optimistic about government innovation

Earlier this week, troubling news emerged that government innovation is overall on the decline. However, just yesterday, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, part of the Harvard Kennedy School, released the Top 25 Innovations in Government, nine of which are from U.S. government agencies.

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