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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.