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

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

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

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

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

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

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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OMB Releases Federal Information Resources Mgmt Document Update

The Office of Management and Budget has updated a governing document created to establish policies such as procedural and analytic guidelines for federal information resources management functions. A White House blog entry posted Wednesday said the “Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource” update covers a wide range of federal agency policy …

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GSA Launches Big Data Mgmt Platform for Open Data & Transparency Goals

The General Services Administration has developed a government big data management platform designed to address data analysis speed and accuracy demand and support the government’s mission to promote openness, transparency and accessibility. GSA said Thursday its Data to Decisions program was recognized at the 10th Annual Red Hat Innovation Awards open source technology event for its …

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Reports: House Bill Would Open Access to Online Gov’t Data Inventories

A House bill sponsored by Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) seeks to establish an “open by default” standard for government data, FCW reported Thursday. FCW reports the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act would mandate agencies to publish enterprise-wide data inventories online in a machine-readable open format. Sens. Ben …

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