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Report: DHS Eyes Single Data Collection Portal for Agencies

The Department of Homeland Security has launched an effort to develop a single portal for data collection across 47 different agencies that handle goods coming into U.S., Federal News Radio reported Friday. The agencies participated in conference calls, workshops and agile software development to automate and consolidate more than 200 paper forms, the …

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GAO: EPA’s Grants Mgmt Process Needs Improvement

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Environmental Protection Agency revamp certain practices that GAO says could hinder efficient monitoring of grant programs at the EPA. GAO said in a report published Monday it found that duplicative reporting by EPA grantees and the manual process to review grantees’ performance reports contribute to the agency’s administrative …

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National Technical Information Service Seeks Joint Venture Partners for Federal Data Platform Dev’t Effort

The Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service has asked companies, nonprofit and research organizations to submit proposals for the development of platforms and services that aim to streamline federal data collection, interoperability and analysis. NTIS said in a notice posted June 15 on the Federal Register selected organizations will collaborate …

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Anthony Foxx: DOT Asks Agencies to Participate in National Transit Map Project

The Transportation Department has called on government agencies to participate in efforts to develop a national map of fixed transit routes through voluntary exchanges of fixed- and real-time general data that includes scheduling information. A letter from Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says DOT plans to create the National Transit Map as part of an initiative …

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NSF Backs 19 University-Led Ecological Research Projects, Workshops

The National Science Foundation has awarded a combined $4.8 million to 19 university-led research groups to conduct scientific research or workshops on Earth’s ecosystems. NSF said Thursday the teams of scientists and engineers will use data collected by the National Ecological Observatory Network. “These awards will encourage the community to …

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