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The Obama Administration has tried to infuse a love of data and evidence into the federal bureaucracy with mixed success. It's also pledged to give agencies more flexibility in hiring to bring people with fresh ideas into the government. For perspective on the management agenda, Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp spoke to Shelly Metzenbaum, who served as Office of Management and Budget assistant director for performance. She now is president of the Volcker Alliance. Metzenbaum recently testified on Capitol Hill about the problems she sees in federal management and performance.
Health care data comes from unexpected places.
Data center consolidation paving the way for JIE.
Try as it may to may information easier to obtain and clearer to understand, the government's efforts to be more transparent often fall short.
Eric Gillespie, founder of Recovery.org, launches Govini, hoping to fill the gap left by Deltek and Bloomberg Government in providing government market data.
Cloud computing and innovation are intrinsically linked in the federal government. The idea of agencies moving commodity technology such as email or collaboration to the cloud begets their ability to be more innovative with both commodity and mission critical IT.
Geographer Michael Byrne works with the FCC chief data officer on deciding how the agency collects, uses and disseminates data. He spoke with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin Friday.
For the past year, the Library of Congress has been working with Twitter in a transfer of the company's entire electronic data set. Library's digital director sees this as a "unique record of our time."
Agencies have tons of data but don't always use it wisely. A new report examines how a few agencies are analyzing statistics to reach their goals. The Partnership for Public Service and IBM suggest in their report agencies try the 2002 Oakland A's approach to using statistics to build a winning team.
The Department of Homeland Security expects an audit of its IT systems will bring relatively good news in two weeks. Last year's audit found 161 issues in technology systems throughout the agency. Those problems ranged from a lack of disaster recovery plans to the inability to block former employees from accessing department IT systems.
Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , technology , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Todd Platts , Peggy Sherry , Robert West , James McCoy , FEMA , financial management , IT reform , Emily Kopp