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Robert Brese to Step Down as DOE CIO

Robert Brese will leave his post at the Energy Department as chief information officer on Sept. 5, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes that Brese plans to work in the private sector after more than three decades of combined federal and military service. Brese was the agency’s deputy CIO prior …

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AWS’ Steve Halliwell: State, Local Agencies Eye Cloud Tools for Collaboration

State and local government agencies are turning to cloud computing technologies with the goal of achieving faster application deployments and agility for IT projects, Government Technology reported Wednesday. David Raths reports that the sector has seen many cloud initiatives for operations and public services, as well as sophisticated projects that aim to leverage available tools in …

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White House Unveils Action Plan for Gov’t Data Transparency; Steve VanRoekel, Todd Park Comment

The Obama administration has introduced a plan calling for federal agencies to make their datasets publicly available as part of an open government initiative, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Shefali Kapadia writes that the White House wants agencies to prioritize the public’s research needs when sharing open data. “These efforts …

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IBM’s John Kamensky: Agencies Have Discretion Under New OMB Data Sharing Guidance

Agencies can request existing non-public data from each other under new guidance from the Office of Management and Budget, IBM’s John Kamensky wrote in a March 3 piece for GovExec. Kamensky, senior research fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, points to an OMB document released Feb. 14 as outlining sharing guidelines on safety …

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McKinsey Report: Open Gov’t Data Part of New Economy

McKinsey & Company projects that freeing up data from seven sectors could generate up to $3 trillion in revenue for companies who rely on government open data to run their business, Nextgov reported Thursday. Joseph Marks writes that more than 500 companies, ranging from large corporations to small startups, use open government data …

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OMB Unveils Data Act Revision Proposals

The Office of Management and Budget has given agencies a marked up version of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 that contains several proposed revisions , Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes the revisions focus on financial data standards and publication of information to the USASpending.gov site, as indicated …

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