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OMB Directs Phase One Implementation of Evidence Act

The Office of Management and Budget released a memo on Wednesday calling on agencies to implement phase one of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018. OMB urges agencies to deploy a four-step approach to implementing the Evidence Act which “mandates a systematic rethinking of government data management to better facilitate access for evidence-building activities and public consumption.”

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Marshals Service Deploys Software to Address Agency Inefficiencies

The U.S. Marshals Service launched a project focused on using software to identify needs for correction in agency procedures, Federal News Netowrk reported Friday. Donald Washington, director of the Marshals Service, told attendees at a Department of Justice event that software developers will team with operational personnel to map out agency operations and pinpoint inefficiencies as part of the “capture project”. 

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Navy Moves Forward in Improving Access to Sailor Data

The U.S. Navy secured an Authorization to Operate for its Sea Warrior Program, allowing the service to employ new cloud technologies in the Authoritative Data Environment. ADE allows personnel in the field to analyze data in a development testing environment before sharing it to the fleet, the Navy said Tuesday. Sailors currently use multiple computer systems to transfer information, which has high risk of moving inconsistent data from one system to another during the process. 

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GAO: FTC Needs New Authority to Better Secure Consumer Data Online

The Government Accountability Office said the Federal Trade Commission needs a new internet privacy law that would expand the agency’s authority to protect consumer data from unfair and deceptive trade practices. A GAO report published on Thursday highlighted the outdated regulations that the commission uses to govern the collection, use and sale of consumers' personal information.

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NIH Seeking New Chief Data Science Strategist to Manage Growing Data

The National Institutes of Health is seeking a chief data science strategist to manage vast data and digital efforts for the agency, Federal News Network reported Friday. Andrea Norris, chief information officer at NIH, announced the effort at the recent AFCEA Bethesda Health IT day in Bethesda, Md. 

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Treasury Dept’s Fiscal Service Implementing Cloud-Based ‘Data Lake’ for Call Center Operations

The Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service is transitioning from a traditional enterprise data warehouse into a cloud-based “data lake” to support the bureau’s call center operations, Federal New Network reported Monday. The data lake serves as an inventory of raw data which the call centers will use to assist people who want to settle delinquent debts.

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Army Plans to Cut 8K Apps for Future Hybrid Cloud Migration

Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, has announced plans to reduce its more than 8,000 applications over the next 12 months to utilize hybrid cloud, Federal News Network reported Monday. Crawford said the service branch is identifying which apps can migrate immediately, and those that should end its operations or take time to move to the cloud. 

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