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QTS Announces New Innovation Lab to Improve Data Management; Brent Bentsen Quoted

QTS Realty Trust has announced  a new company division, the QTS Innovation Lab (QIL), to match the increasing demand for innovation in the delivery of data center services, derived from Service Delivery Platform (SDP), to improve business management and data optimization, the company reported on Thursday

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State Dept Stands Up New Data Analytics Center

The State Department has launched a new hub that helps employees and diplomats make decisions based on analyzed data. The Center for Analytics offers tools that allow State Department employees to tackle a range of diplomatic challenges such as case prioritization and resource management, the department said Friday.

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Emily Murphy Highlights GSA Data-Driven Progress

Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration and a 2019 Wash100 awardee, presented about the agency's use of data to inform decision making during the 2019 ACT-IAC ImagineNation ELC conference, FCW reported Wednesday. GSA's acquisition dashboard has so far helped GSA quantify acquisition progress including the Federal Acquisition Service' record-setting performance this year, she noted.

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CMS Gets Support for Claims Data Interoperability Program; Seema Verma Quoted

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has gathered signatures of about 570 organizations that support an effort to develop an updated claims data system with boosted interoperability, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Seema Verma, CMS administrator and a 2019 Wash100 recipient, said the Data at the Point of Care project would use an application programming interface to eliminate the need of a traditional portal for access.

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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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