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'Moneyball' strategy works for feds?

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.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , data analytics , IBM , management , performance management , HHS , CMS , HUD , Shelley Metzenbaum , Emily Kopp , David Zlowe , OMB

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:33am EST

Officials willing to 'bang heads' to bring DHS systems in line

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

Friday - 10/28/2011, 03:05pm EDT

Agencies not prepared for citizen input

GSA looking at common tools to analyze comments

Tags: technology , Martha Dorris , Sheila Campbell , Teresa Nasif , GSA , Lexis Nexis , YouTube , Flickr , Vimeo , , Woody Talcove , Web 2.0 , social media , Tracking the Transition

Wednesday - 04/01/2009, 02:23pm EDT

OMB's Kundra sees innovation in the cloud

Federal CIO details to FederalNewsRadio several ways to change government.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , cloud computing , innovation , CIO Counci

Monday - 03/09/2009, 08:26pm EDT

National Archives IG investigates possible data breach affecting millions of vets

The inspector general of the National Archives and Records Administration is looking into the possible breach. A hard drive was sent back to its vendor for repair and recycling, but wasn't wiped first. The hard drive helped power eVetRecs.

Tags: technology , IG , NARA , Wired , hard drive , security , cybersecurity

Thursday - 10/01/2009, 05:52pm EDT

With e-gov fund cuts, will citizen-developed apps discontinue?

Some apps developed through Washington, D.C.'s Apps for Democracy contest are discontinued because of lack of data. Could the same happen to apps based on federal data due to cuts to the e-government fund?

Tags: Collaboration Center , technology , Apps for Democracy , Government Technology , innovation , open gov , Vivek Kundra , e-gov fund , budget

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 08:00am EDT

Commerce's international data at risk

A World Privacy Forum points to indifference and neglect at the Commerce Department when it comes to international data privacy.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , World Privacy Forum , Commerce , privacy , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/22/2010, 03:30pm EST

Open data lessons learned at international conference

Alex Howard, Washington correspondent for O'Reilly Media, shares the lessons learned from the International Open Government Data Conference.

Tags: International Open Government Data Conference , technology , Alex Howard , O'Reilly Media , Dorobek Insider , data portability , data privacy , electronic health record

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 06:07pm EST

Overwhelmed execs still crave big data

ReadWriteEnterprise reports on a survey that found execs with access to a lot of data still want more.

Tags: ReadWriteEnterprise , Kelton Research , management , technology , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 04:53pm EST

FCC shares results of Open Developer Day

The FCC held its first "Open Developer Day" yesterday, bringing together web developers from the public and private sectors. Chief datd officer at the FCC, Greg Elin, shares the results with Federal News Radio.

Tags: FCC , technology , developers , web development , contracting , public sector , Greg Elin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 11:02am EST
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