Tag Archives: data analytics

Jose Arrieta: Commercial Tech Helped Secure ‘HHS Protect’ COVID-19 Analysis Tool

Jose Arrieta

Jose Arrieta, chief information officer of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the use of commercial-off-the-shelf technologies resulted in a more flexible approach to gathering data on the COVID-19 pandemic. The department’s HHS Protect data analytics tool was able to establish fortified identity, credential and access management (ICAM) defenses while securing the transmission of data.

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GAO: IRS Should Improve Noncompliance Analysis of Tax-Exempt Entities

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) improve its documentation on the use of data for analyzing noncompliance among tax-exempt organizations. Exempted entities often provide membership benefits and handle charitable activities, according to GAO. GAO said that without such documentation, IRS can’t “support its use of data in examination selection in all cases.”

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NIH Provides Data Analytics Platform for COVID-19 Research

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) now offers an analytics platform through which COVID-19 researchers may analyze data for treatment studies and development. NIH said Monday that it launched this platform to support the National COVID Cohort Collaborative or N3C effort that aims to provide insight on health risks and other factors that may help scientists come up with treatments.

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James Geurts: Navy Eyes More ‘Tech Bridges’ to Advance Collaboration With Nontraditional Vendors

James Geurts

James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition at the U.S. Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service is increasing the number of technology collaboration centers to 12 to create networks, facilitate collaboration and award contracts to nontraditional defense contractors and small businesses, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

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