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Report: USAID, FHWA, Other Agencies Seek Industry Help in Analytics of Open Data

Federal agencies continue to push forward open data initiatives alongside efforts to boost analytics capabilities that generate insights from big data to guide government decision-making, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Jack Moore writes that entities such as the U.S. Agency for International Development are seeking help from industry and academia to deliver analytics tools …

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Robert Cardillo: NGA Pledges to Continue Data Transparency Efforts

Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has said NGA will continue to embark on open data initiatives to make geospatial resources publicly available, FCW reported Tuesday. Cardillo, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 list for 2015, estimates 25 percent of the agency’s data are currently available online for public …

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Obama’s Budget Seeks $2.3B Govt IT Funding Boost

President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal includes $86.4 billion for government information technology projects, a $2.3 billion increase from the previous year, Federal Times reported Monday. Aaron Boyd writes Obama asked Congress to earmark $49.1 billion in civilian IT funding and $37.3 billion for military IT spending. The White …

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Report: HHS to Pilot DATA Act Financial Reporting Standards; Bryan Sivak Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services will pilot the data standardization measures of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act over a two-year period beginning May 2015, FedScoop reported Wednesday in an exclusive. Billy Mitchell writes that the Office of Management and Budget has tasked HHS to implement the federal grant reporting portion of …

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Ernest Moniz: Mobile App Targets Greater Resilience, Fast Recovery from Energy Emergencies

The Energy Department has rolled out a mobile application for consumers who need essential information during energy emergency situations. The Lantern Live app consolidates power disruption information, the location and operational status of gas stations and other critical data from local utilities, open data and through crowd sourcing, the agency …

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Ajay Budhraja of DOJ Discusses Open Data’s Impacts, Gov’t Cloud Push in Q&A

Ajay Budhraja serves as chief technology officer at the Justice Department‘s executive office for immigration review (EOIR) and brings two decades of information technology experience to his current position at DOJ. His background includes work on enterprise IT implementation programs and also in areas such as application and infrastructure development, change …

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Rebecca Williams to Head Open Data Initiatives for Data.gov

Rebecca Williams says she will focus public-private partnerships and strategies to drive feedback and awareness on open data initiatives for Data.gov at the General Services Administration. Williams, a former policy analyst at open government advocacy group Sunlight Foundation, said in a blog post published Tuesday that she aims to help governments apply open data and resources. She …

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