Tag Archives: data science

Defense Digital Service Chief Brett Goldstein: DoD Should Advance Data Literacy

Pentagon

Brett Goldstein, director of the Defense Digital Service (DDS), told Nextgov in an interview published Tuesday about the need for the Department of Defense (DoD) to advance data literacy as it works on enterprisewide programs. Aside from data literacy, Goldstein said the department should also improve understandability and focus on the reusability of data platforms. 

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Agency CDOs on Connecting With Federal Employees With Data Science Skills

Data Science

Chief data officers said they were able to establish connections with federal employees with skills in data science driven by recent visibility into their mission. Daniel Morgan said the agency helps empower a group of employees to gain access to data and make connections with other individuals through his office. 

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Accenture Partners with The Alan Turing Institute to Research Emerging Tech; Adrian Smith, George Marcotte Quoted

Adrian Smith

Accenture has collaborated with The Alan Turing Institute, under a five-year strategic partnership, to develop a new data and AI engagement forum, conduct research and create applications. “Our new five-year partnership will build on this relationship and deliver cutting-edge research, innovation and impact for the benefit of the wider UK economy,” said Adrian Smith, director and chief executive of The Alan Turing Institute.

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Michael Conlin, DoD’s Chief Business Analytics Officer Receives First Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Michael Conlin

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Michael Conlin, chief business analytics officer for the US Department of Defense (DoD), with his first Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic has given the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon) to Conlin for his pushing data science in the defense department and working to improve talent recruitment to shift DoD’s culture.

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NSF Supports Institutes for Data Science Research, Education

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has launched a five-year effort to produce and gather research on data science, with regard to the areas of algorithm development, cyberinfrastructure and education. NSF said Tusday that its institutes under the Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) program will work to foster data science innovation.

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OMB to Launch Data Science Training Program for Gov’t Employees in September; Denis Ortega Quoted

Data Science

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is set to hold a free online training program aimed at refining the data science skills of up to 60 government personnel starting in mid-September 2020. Program participants will undergo eight hours of training every week to be followed by a two-month capstone effort in February 2021.

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DOE to Issue Awards for AI, ML Data Science Projects

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The Department of Energy plans to invest $40 million in data science projects including those that leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning. DOE said Monday that it seeks efforts that would address data management issues faced by the department's science facilities.

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