Tag Archives: data quality

OIG Urges DHS to Improve Data Collection, Management

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The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) office of inspector general (OIG) called on DHS to improve data collection and management activities after it had found that persistent data quality issues hamper the department’s daily use of some of the diverse and largest databases to support decision-making processes and mission operations.

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Advisory Panel Looks at Dashboard Projects to Inform Work on Federal Data Service; USDA’s Ted Kaouk Quoted

Ted Kaouk

The Federal Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building is working to introduce the Federal Data Service to enhance how agencies link, access and safeguard data and is now looking at dashboard projects of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to enable the proposed service to help agencies accelerate data maturity. 

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Judy Baltensperger, Kevin Cox Share Plans for CISA’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) plans to provide in 2021 an updated Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program that could help reduce reporting requirements for agencies while helping them improve security. Judy Baltensperger said most of the pilot agencies have moved their infrastructure to the cloud and that data quality certification will likely be carried out by the summer of 2021.

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DHS OIG Report: FEMA Should Address Data Quality Issues in New System for Flood Insurance Program


The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) office of inspector general has issued a report saying the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) has experienced improvements after it modernized the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) system but still needs to address data quality issues in its new NFIP platform.

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GAO: OMB Should Address Data Quality Challenges Ahead of Federal Spending Report Deadline

The Government Accountability Office has identified challenges in accounting, financial management systems and information technology security pose risks to agencies’ compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, the GAO said Friday The legislation requires agencies to make federal spending data publicly available through USASpending.gov by May 2017. Auditors identified vulnerabilities in government-wide financial management systems used …

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BDNA’s Walker White: Big Data Security, Virtualization as Priorities for Gov’t IT

Walker White, president of data quality company BDNA, predicts that big data security, virtualization and application rationalization will be top priorities for government enterprises in the new fiscal year. He indicated that being able to justify what applications an agency should run to maintain and manage data libraries promotes the possibility of good spending habits …

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