Tag Archives: data collection

Westat Pioneers Multimode Survey Research; Ting Yan Quoted


Westat has pioneered multimode research and has continued to improve survey methodology.  Multimode surveys are a highly effective tool to collect data, enabling researchers to reach more people and different populations. These surveys improve coverage, increase response rates, reduce cost and improve measurements. Multimode surveys provide more options for data collection than other types of surveys. 

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FTC Asks Nine Firms About Data Collection on Social Media, Video Streaming Platforms

Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered nine providers of social networking and video streaming services to submit information about personal data gathering, utilization and presentation methods to the agency. Commissioners approved the issuance of the inquiry orders via a 4-1 vote. The law provides FTC authority to conduct research for non-law enforcement purposes.

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Final Rule Exempts DHS Insider Threat Program System of Records From Certain Privacy Act Provisions


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a final rule exempting parts of the Insider Threat Program System of Records from several provisions of the Privacy Act. Under the final rule, the updated system of records covers all individuals who have or had access to information, networks, equipment, systems or facilities of DHS as well as records from any office, component or program of the department.

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Dave Spirk on Pentagon’s Upcoming Data Strategy Backing Joint Warfighting Approach

Dave Spirk

Dave Spirk, chief data officer at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD’s upcoming data strategy will back a “joint warfighting” approach to data use, management and collection. He said DoD will use a “hub-and-spoke” model to support the data strategy and recognize data literacy throughout the Department of Defense.

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NIST Releases Report on Forensic Science Concerns in Cloud Environments; Martin Herman Quoted


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new report on forensic science challenges faced by law enforcement officers, auditors and other professionals in cloud environments. The report enumerated 62 cloud-related forensic challenges and one of those listed challenges is associated with data custodians at cloud service providers. 

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Everbridge Partners with JARVISS to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 for U.S. Army; David Meredith Quoted


Everbridge has announced that the Joint Analytic Real-Time Virtual Information Sharing System (JARVISS) has been deployed to assess and respond to the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak has on Army staff, facilities, installations, and offsite special events, Everbridge reported on Monday

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