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Mark Doms, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Commerce Department

The Commerce Department is partly responsible for the explosion of data from the government. The Census Bureau alone conducts about 80 different surveys a year. NOAA produces 29 terabytes of data a day. So the department is focusing on accessibility and education about its data to rescue public and private sector users from drowning in its data. Mark Doms, undersecretary for economic affairs at the Commerce Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about current and future plans to better manage its information.

Tags: Mark Doms , Commerce Department , technology , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:42pm EST
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Commerce throwing a life raft to those drowning in its data

Mark Doms, the Commerce Department's undersecretary for Economic Affairs, said the agency is hiring a chief data officer, setting up a Data Advisory Council and looking to private sector experts to make its information more accessible and easier to use. Commerce also is testing mapping and other tools to improve the presentation of data.

Tags: technology , open data , Commerce Department , Mark Doms , chief data officer , Census , NOAA , data sharing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 06:37pm EST
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ATF CIO says technology refresh will push mobile

In a technology overhaul that will replace hardware as old as five years, Rick Holgate, CIO at the Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the agency will move towards mobiles devices, including tablets.

Tags: Rick Holgate , mobile technology , workplace , technology , Windows 8 , tablets , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Jory Heckman , workforce , ATF , ATFE

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 11:42am EST
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GSA seeks help to improve back-end management of NS2020 program

The General Services Administration released an RFI seeking industry input on how best to improve the "management and operations functions that include ordering, billing, inventory and service level agreements management" and "pricing concepts."

Tags: technology , acquisition , GSA , Network Services 2020 , telecommunications , industry , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/07/2014, 11:33am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is having success with a new data transparency effort designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain that the initiative is designed to track all of DoD's business arrangements with a given vendor, allowing individual contracting officers to learn from past deals.

Tags: DoD , data transparency , acquisition , industry , technology , Contracting officers , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:47am EST
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Pentagon pushes data transparency to get better deals

DoD contracting officers now are required to upload the outcomes of their large sole-source procurements into a centralized database. This is part of a Pentagon effort to make sure the government has as much information as possible when it strikes deals with vendors for the same products it's bought before.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , industry , Shay Assad , Contractor Business Analysis Repository , Better Buying Power , data transparency , Coalition for Government Procurement , Jared Serbu , Contracting officers , technology

Friday - 11/07/2014, 03:32am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department says it's having success with a new data transparency effort that's designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports the initiative is designed to track all of its business arrangements with a certain vendor, so individual contracting officers can learn from past deals.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , IT , technology , defense , acquisition

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 05:00pm EST
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FEMA kicks off IT modernization effort with security, resiliency review

Adrian Gardner, FEMA's chief information officer, said he spent the last nine months looking at the agency's IT networks and systems to figure out their weaknesses and strengths. He said he plans on a three-stage approach to bring FEMA's technology into the 21st century.

Tags: technology , FEMA , Adrian Gardner , resilience and security review , data analytics , mobile computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:10am EST
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