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GAO approves of NIJ's offender tracking system standard

After seven years of work, the National Institute of Justice is expected to publish by March 2016 a device standard for offender tracking systems. The technology, known as OTS, allows an individual to be monitored via hardware, such as an ankle cuff, that sends signals via GPS.

GSA's internal labor market review helps leadership visualize, forecast workforce trends

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.

Spotlight: Federal labs increase rate, efficacy of technology transfer, finds new report

A recent report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology on the technology transfer activities of federal laboratories reveals some encouraging statistics.

Spotlight: NIH sets aside $72M for Precision Medicine programs

The National Institutes of Health on Nov. 18 announced several new grant opportunities totaling $72 million to support the Obama administration's Precision Medicine Initiative in fiscal 2016.

IG: New IRS data storage system needs better security controls

Data security controls are lacking in a new Storage-as-a-Service approach at the Internal Revenue Service, a new report found.

Open beta update to goes live

The Treasury Department Nov. 10 unveiled an open beta version of its site, which serves as the government's hub for federal spending data.

New data center consolidation requirements coming, says Scott

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott plans to issue updated data center consolidation guidelines to agency CIOs in the coming months.

Financial sector, US and UK governments conclude cyber exercise

The treasury departments of the United Kingdom and United States partnered with financial services firms Nov. 12 to conduct a joint cyber incident response exercise.

Commerce Dept. launches data 'startup'

The Commerce Department Nov. 9 announced the launch of the Commerce Data Service, a startup within the office of the secretary, which will encourage the sharing of data for economic growth and innovation.

IG finds the IRS lacking in rooting out business identity theft

The Internal Revenue Service has improved its approach to identifying and detecting business identity theft, but a new report found that it still has more to do.