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.
The National Weather Service experienced a satellite data outage for more than a day last week, prompting the agency to issue a statement that the outage could potentially impact forecast quality.
A report commissioned by the Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate says barriers to using and developing open source software must be addressed as IT budgets across government continue to tighten.
The Federal Communications Commission Oct. 22 released a second batch of nearly 2.5 million comments about its net neutrality plan that would permit faster Internet service for some websites willing to pay for it.
The FAA is seeking a commercial off-the-shelf application that will create a remotely accessible depository where digital media analysts can store digital forensic evidence and distribute forensic workload among geographically dispersed investigators, among other things.
Representatives from 175 countries will discuss topics such as Internet governance, online security and privacy, and the Internet of Things, as the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union, or ITU, kicked off three weeks of meetings Oct. 20 in Busan, South Korea.
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.
A new report says the Commerce Department, which provides government data to more companies than any other federal agency, can make improvements in several areas involving data access, quality and dissemination.
A tool being developed for the Army will bring together intelligence, terrain and electromagnetic spectrum data, providing a common operational picture for electronic warfare.
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.