Tag Archives: open data

GAO: 24 Agencies Offer Public Access to Federal Data Inventories

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Twenty-four federal organizations covered by the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act post data on public facing websites and in an online federal repository to comply with transparency requirements under the OPEN Government Data Act, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says. GAO reported those agencies also released datasets about the COVID-19 pandemic

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Shelly Wilkie Martinez: Gov’t Must Implement Codified Process for Open Data Use

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Shellie Wilkie Martinez, executive director of the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, said the government must codify the process used by federal agencies to leverage open data, FCW reported Tuesday. The statement comes nearly a year following the passage of OPEN Government Data and Foundations for Evidence-Based Policy Acts, laws that regulate the use and management of open data. These laws require agencies to make data accessible to the public.

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Suzette Kent Details White House Plans in First Federal Data Strategy

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Federal Chief Information Officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent hinted the White House is prioritizing citizen privacy, research, economy, geospatial data, transparency and modern technology in its first Federal Data Strategy, FedScoop reported Wednesday. The administration plans to release the document in the coming weeks to guide agencies in their data priorities for 2019.

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Agencies, Companies Present AI Systems, Apps at Census Bureau’s Demo Day

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The Census Bureau hosted an event on Friday to provide federal agencies, companies and nongovernmental organizations the opportunity to demonstrate their technology platforms using data from various agencies, FCW reported Sunday. Several technologists showcased their artificial intelligence platforms, applications and open data-based tools at the demo day in response to the bureau’s Opportunity Project tech sprint. 

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HHS Holds Tech Sprint to Develop AI, Data-Driven Healthcare Tools

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The Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Presidential Innovation Fellows for a 14-week program to develop data-driven tools streamlining healthcare operations, HHS said ThursdayThe Opportunity Project Health sprint saw 11 teams from around the world produce digital health-related tools utilizing emerging technology and curated datasets provided by the HHS and PIFs.

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Rep. Virginia Foxx Sponsors Bill Refining Federal Grant Reporting

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Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., introduced a legislation to modernize the process through which federal grant recipients report to the government. The Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency or GREAT Act would enforce data standards for reported grant information, the congress said.

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Presidential Innovation Fellows, HHS Partner on Tech Sprint to Improve Patient Experience, Treatment Access

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Presidential Innovation Fellows and the Department of Health and Human Services have teamed up to conduct a tech sprint that seeks to improve patients’ experiences and access to health care. The 14-week sprint that commenced in October aims to convert open data from HHS, Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies into digital platforms, according to a Digital.gov blog post published Friday.

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Education Dept Launches Online Hub for Developer Resources

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The Education Department has unveiled its first developer hub designed to serve as a dedicated space to centralize developer resources, document open government efforts and utilize the department’s data and code. ED created the usedgov.github.io site with the General Services Administration‘s 18F unit in an effort to organize open source projects and application …

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NASA Launches Online Portal for Space Research Findings

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NASA has unveiled a new web portal that offers public access to scientific information from various agency-funded studies. The space agency said Tuesday it aims to expand the dissemination of fundamental space research data through the Funded Research Results portal on the NASA.gov website. “Through open access and innovation we invite the global community to join us in exploring …

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