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Big data gauntlet thrown down for agencies

Three agencies launched the Big Data Challenge Wednesday asking for ideas to bring together disparate data sets that help agencies meet their missions better. The contest is part of the administration's national big data development effort. The TechAmerica Foundation also released a new report to help agencies understand and use information more effectively.

Tags: technology , big data , TechAmerica Foundation , NASA , NSF , Energy , Suzi Iacono , Bill Perlowitz , Wyle , Steve Lucas , SAP , Teresa Carlson , Amazon Web Services , chief data officer , FCC , Steve Mills , challenges , contests , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 05:13am EDT
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National archives gets ready to taste first fruits of TechStat labor

The National Records and Archives Administration will modify its Electronic Records System for the first time since it went into the operations and maintenance phase. Mike Wash, NARA's CIO, said the use of Technical Direction Letters is one of the key lessons learned from the TechStat session ERA went through in 2010.

Tags: technology , NARA , Mike Wash , Scott Stovall , ERA , TechStat , project management , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 01:49pm EDT
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GSA issues IBM a letter of concern for problems with procurement system

The General Services Administration's new System for Award Management (SAM) is not running smoothly one week after it launched. GSA told IBM to fix the system or face possible penalties.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , technology , System for Award Management , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/10/2012, 06:40pm EDT

Contractors experience limited communication between industry, agencies

IBM Federal General Manager Todd Ramsey busts myths about government procurement. Although well-conceived, he said current acquisition procedures do more harm than good.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , best practices , industry , Mythbusters , Todd Ramsey , Keith BieryGolick

Monday - 06/18/2012, 02:55pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews -- June 15

Todd Ramsey of IBM and Jonathan Breul, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, offer the contractor's point of view on acquisition. Carolyn Colvin of the Social Security Administration details a new program to help veterans apply for disability. Roy Smith of ITG discusses the Rapid Acquisition Program.

Tags: Federal Drive , people , Todd Ramsey , Jonathan Breul , Carolyn Colvin , Roy Smith , ITG , SSA

Friday - 06/15/2012, 10:12am EDT

Think tank points to valuable Recovery Act lessons

The IBM Center for the Business of Government released a report examining the lessons from the execution of the stimulus over the last three years.

Tags: management , technology , best practices , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Esther Carey , Recovery Act

Friday - 06/15/2012, 05:20pm EDT

Federal Drive interviews - May 14, 2012

Author Ines Mergel tells us if tweets are the proverbial trees that fall in the woods or a powerful change agent. Tom Harris, the head of public sector research at Deloitte UK, talks about recent case studies on how other governments are effectively downsizing.

Tags: Federal Drive , Ines Mergel , Tom Harris , Deloitte

Monday - 05/14/2012, 09:25am EDT

GSA hires IBM to run the smart building initiative

Under the one-year contract, Big Blue will develop a system to collect data for the Public Building Service to analyze to find areas to become more energy efficient.

Tags: technology , contracting , GSA , Green government , smart buildings , Jason Miller , Dan Tangherlini , Linda Chero

Monday - 05/14/2012, 06:43pm EDT

Lockheed joins Northrop, HP for NGEN bid

Lockheed Martin will join a team of several other large companies in a bid for the Navy's forthcoming multibillion dollar Next Generation Enterprise Network contract.

Tags: Navy , technology , DoD , NMCI , Lockheed Martin , AT&T , Hewlett Packard , computer sciences corporation , Harris Corporation , General Dynamics , Verizon , Shawn Hendricks , Jared Serbu , AT&T , Northrop Grumman

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 12:23pm EDT

NIST taking on big data problem

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is sponsoring an upcoming conference to bring together industry and agencies to figure out ways to improve how they use unstructured data.

Tags: NIST , technology , industry , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Ellen Vorhees , TREC , big data , Microsoft , Sean McCalley

Friday - 02/03/2012, 02:37pm EST
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