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Public-private partnerships in healthcare IT

On this week's Federal Tech Talk, Damon Davis, director of the Health Data Initiative at the HHS Idea Lab, and Sara Zellner, director of Programs at the Health Data Consortium, how public-private partnerships can help address issues like transparency and security in healthcare IT.

Tags: technology , Healthcare IT , IT security , Damon Davis , HHS , HHS Idea Lab , Sara Zellner , Health Data Consortium , HiMSS , healthcare innovation , open data , open source , Health Datapalooza , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 06:33pm EDT
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Massive inconsistencies continue to affect USASpending.gov data

A Government Accountability Office probe of USASpending.gov, the government's awards website, found that while contracting information was generally correct, only 2-to-7 percent of awards listed on the site perfectly matched agency data. GAO recommended better record keeping policies be set by the Office of Management and Budget to avoid inconsistencies.

Tags: OMB , GAO , USASpending.gov , management , awards , data management , technology , contracting , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Monday - 08/04/2014, 05:19am EDT

Data retention & records management

Kevin Walsh, director of Iron Mountain Government Services joins host John Gilroy to discuss records management in the federal government.
July 22, 2014

Tags: technology , data retention , records management , Kevin Walsh , Iron Mountain , Presidential Directive on Managing Government Records , open source , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 06:34pm EDT
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New captain, advisers leading Commerce more deeply into open data

The Department of Commerce will hire its first-ever chief data officer, Secretary Penny Pritzker said recently. Pritzker also is establishing a data advisory council and introducing a "developer portal," which she said will help advance the agency's open data initiatives.

Tags: management , Commerce , open data , Penny Pritzker , technology , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:28am EDT

Experts propose model to close loopholes in FOIA regulations

Ginger McCall, associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, says agencies need better FOIA regulations and a cultural change toward transparency.

Tags: FOIA , Ginger McCall , management , Federal Drive , open data , Stephanie Wasko , Department of Justice

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 09:25am EDT
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Geeks, science fairs and agency collections among highlights of latest open government plan

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released Version 3.0 of the Obama administration Open Government Plan. It adds three new initiatives to the core principles of transparency, participation and collaboration introduced in earlier versions of the plan.

Tags: technology , STEM , education , OSTP , open government , data sharing , John Holdren

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 02:44pm EDT

Agency FOIA officers discontent with House reform bill

The FOIA Act of 2014 would amend the Freedom of Information Act in 12 ways. It calls for the online portal and requires more oversight by agency inspectors general. But some agency FOIA officers say the bill only would improve the information disclosure process minimally.

Tags: management , Darrell Issa , Ali Ahmed , Lauren Barlow , Krista Boyd , Nathan Hallford , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Judiciary Committee , FOIA , Sunshine Week , American University Washington College of Law , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 06:19am EDT
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Agencies receive failing grades for processing FOIA requests

The Center for Effective Government evaluated how well the 15 agencies that receive 90 percent of all Freedom of Information Act requests from the public process those requests. It found most of those agencies receive poor or failing grades in how they are implementing FOIA.

Tags: FOIA , Center for Effective Government , information sharing , management , technology , Michael OConnell , records management , Sean Moulton , In Depth

Monday - 03/10/2014, 12:46pm EDT
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OSTP asks agencies for 'bold, ambitious' open government initiatives

A new memo from CTO Todd Park requires agencies to update their open government plans by June 1. The plans should include new efforts as well as progress reports on current initiatives.

Tags: management , open government , technology , Todd Park , Office of Science and Technology Policy , OMB , Nick Sinai , Corinna Zarek , Gavin Baker , Center for Effective Government , FOIA , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/03/2014, 12:22pm EST
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