Tag Archives: application programming interface

GSA Issues First, Second Set of Unique Entity Identifier Specifications

The General Services Administration has released the first and second group of specifications for a unique entity identifier as the agency prepares to transition from the DUNS number to a non-proprietary identifier. GSA said the System for Award Management will assign the unique identifier used to track companies doing business with the government.

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SBA, Visa Seek Disaster Recovery Apps via Small Business Week Hackathon

The Small Business Administration and Visa will hold a three-day hackathon that aims to encourage entrepreneurs and designers to develop applications and other platforms meant to help small businesses recover from natural disasters, FedScoop reported Monday. Participants will have access to the Visa Developer Platform and the U.S. government’s application programming interfaces to develop their apps as part of the Small Business Week hackathon that will kick off Friday, May 3, in Washington, D.C.

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Rasu Shrestha Appointed to Lead VA’s Open API Initiative

Rasu Shrestha, chief innovation officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has been selected to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs‘s Open Application Programming Interface pledge. He will oversee the department’s efforts to collaborate with providers to accelerate the mapping pace of healthcare data to industry standards such as Fast …

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GSA’s 18F, FEC Add New Tools to Campaign Finance Data Website Through ‘Agile’ Methods, User-Centered Design

The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has collaborated with the Federal Election Commission to incorporate new tools to FEC’s legacy website designed to help users access and explore finance data related to political campaigns. Leah Bannon and Noah Manger wrote in a blog entry published Tuesday that 18F and FEC used a …

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GCN: EPA Develops Application Programming Interface to Address Data Collection Issues

Robin Thottungal, chief data scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency, said EPA has built an application programming interface in efforts to address issues in the data submitted by regulated facilities, GCN reported Friday. The issues begins with disjoint between information from regulated facilities and the format and type of data required. Amanda Ziadeh writes EPA …

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Jacob Parcell: New GSA Registry Contains 7K+ Verified Govt Digital Accounts

Federal digital managers have verified more than 7,300 government accounts on third-party Web, social media and mobile platforms through the General Services Administration‘s U.S. Digital Registry, GSA official Jacob Purcell wrote in a blog article published Monday. Purcell, manager of mobile programs at GSA, said the repository is designed to help agencies authenticate sources of government information that people …

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