Tag:

big data

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Big data earns praise, caution from federal IT officials

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.

Federal CIO: Agencies would benefit from data committees

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.

Data integrity issues hampering USPS commercial mailing program, IG says

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.

Europol report: Emerging technologies, cyber world transforming future of organized crime

The report is a first from Europol in terms of predicting what the future of organized crime in the EU will look like – particularly new developments in how it will operate, changes in its structure and shifts in criminal markets.

White House says progress being made to enhance privacy in era of big data

The White House last week released a generally upbeat interim report detailing progress in implementing privacy protections around the ever-increasing collection, use and storage of big data.

White House rolls out data privacy, cybersecurity proposals before SOTU speech

President Obama will preview several measures to strengthen digital privacy and cybersecurity in a scheduled late morning address Jan.12 at the Federal Trade Commission, before he formally unveils them during his State of the Union speech next week, the White House said.

ACLU: Feds should investigate potential racial discrimination around online credit marketing

The American Civil Liberties Union wants the federal government to investigate whether companies are using big data to engage in racial discrimination around online credit marketing—and take action, if they are.

FTC pushes big data considerations at multi-government conference

A meeting of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners concluded Oct. 16, resulting in the adoption of several resolutions, including one focused on privacy and big data. During the event, Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill urged privacy representatives from several countries to draft specific solutions to address the discrimination, security and privacy implications of big data.

More training, skills development needed for analyzing big data, experts say

Training students on how to best use big data has become a major challenge, according to a recent report published by the National Academies Press.

NSF struggles to keep up with computing demands, study finds

Advanced computing needs are threatening the National Science Foundation's position as a provider of high-powered computing to its researchers, according to a new report.