Tag Archives: data

USCIS’s Damian Kostiuk: Data Sharing Can Address Bias Issue in Naturalization

Damian Kostiuk

Damian Kostiuk, chief director of the data analytics division within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), said data-sharing agreements can help the agency reduce biases in algorithms used to automate naturalization processes. He said data sharing can produce the variety of information needed to train the algorithms with respect to other agencies involved in naturalization.

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Federal Chief Data Officers Council Seeks Public Comments on Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Federal CDO Council RFI

The Federal Chief Data Officers (CDO) Council has asked the public to provide responses on key questions to support the council’s focus areas and missions. The council was formed in accordance with the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, which directs agencies to name a CDO. Public comments are due Nov. 15th.

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Gen. John Raymond: Space Force to Capitalize on Small, Fast Satellites

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, the U.S. Space Force's chief of space operations, said microelectronics and advanced propulsion can enable small satellites that can be deployed in large numbers while having the computing power to rapidly transmit data. He said at an Arizona State University-sponsored virtual conference that USSF wants to capitalize on these technologies as the military updates satellite networks.

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Shawn Skelly on Pentagon’s Move to Strategic Readiness

Shawn Skelly

Shawn Skelly, assistant secretary for readiness and force management at the Department of Defense, said DOD is shifting its focus from near-term priorities to strategic readiness to help maintain its competitive edge against near-peer competitors. “The department recognizes that they need to broaden its aperture to a more strategic view of readiness. Yet organizational incentives and processes are currently optimized to focus operationally,” she said.

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OIG Urges DHS to Improve Data Collection, Management

Cybersecurity Talent

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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Frost and Sullivan Award Pavilion Its 2020 North American Technology Innovation Award For Hyperparallel Data Platform

Pavilion

Frost & Sullivan announced on Tuesday that it has awarded Pavilion Data Systems with the 2020 North American Technology Innovation Award for the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform. Frost & Sullivan based its decision on its recent analysis of the North American market for hyperparallel flash arrays for data storage.

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Space Force Eyes Large Investment in Cloud to Drive Data-Driven Decision Making

Space Warfighting

The U.S. Space Force intends to consolidate large amounts of data in a cloud environment for faster data-driven decision-making. To make this happen, USSF will make a large investment in cloud consolidation efforts throughout the next decade. Col. Jennifer Krolikowski, senior materiel leader for space command and control at the Space and Missile Systems Center, said space operations require a lot of data for decisions to be made.

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Mike Wetklow, Stephen Kunze on CFO Council’s Draft Plan for Future of Federal Financial Management

Federal Financial

Mike Wetklow and Stephen Kunze, both members of the Chief Financial Officers Council, told Government Matters in an interview posted Sunday about the initial draft of a plan for the future of the federal government’s financial management called the “CFO of the Future Now 2030 Plan.”

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Chris Ritter Discusses Algorithms, Data Efforts at Idaho National Lab

Department of Energy

The digital engineering team at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) aims to expand the capability of general artificial intelligence by using algorithms and auditable data. Chris Ritter, leader of the digital and software engineering group at INL, said his office works to curate data and transform it into a format that could present scale-up advantages.

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Tyto Athene Receives $31M Contract to Support U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Cryptologic Program

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene announced on Thursday that the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command has awarded a five-year $31 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract  to provide technical direction and labor for engineering, installation, and maintenance of electronic systems and the respective infrastructure for the Consolidated Cryptologic program, Defense Cryptologic program, and Tactical Cryptologic programs. 

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