The General Services Administration is using data science to address its human capital management challenges, said Paul Tsagaroulis, director of GSA's Human Capital Analytics Division.
In addition to storing the data, bringing forward technology and personnel to make that data useful is critical, said John Sprague, deputy chief technology officer for IT at NASA.
"The information has always been there, but it's always been a matter of, how do you store it?" asked Steve Pugh, presidential response officer at the White House Communications Agency.
The Central Intelligence Agency is embracing cloud computing technology to help ease the burden of computing-intensive analytics programs that produce intelligence for its agents. It's also opening doors that will help the CIA to partner with innovative vendors in the big data market.
The Veterans Affairs Department Aug. 24 awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to Systems Made Simple, Inc. to overhaul its Medical Appointment Scheduling System.
A committee within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology approved draft recommendations on big data and security earlier this month.
Through recent progress on three data initiatives, the United States is making progress to become a truly "data-driven government," said U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil. In an Aug. 19 post to the blog Medium, Patil reflected on half a year on the job.
Big data will be the most critical component to moving their agencies forward, said three federal IT officials June 17 at the Brocade Federal Forum in Washington, D.C.
The federal government already has a great deal of talent in data science, but agencies aren't organized to best leverage it for their programs, said Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.
Problems with data integrity, customer service and communication are hampering the Postal Service's move to an automated system for commercial mail, a report found.