A Freedom of Information Act request from the Sunlight Foundation has turned into federal policy on agency data holdings, the foundation reported.
For the first time since the Office of Management and Budget released the IT Dashboard in 2009, it is providing IT performance metrics used in internal discussions with agencies, according to a report.
In a new draft publication, the National Institute of Standards and Technology explores techniques for de-identification and summarizes almost 20 years of research.
The survey looked at the public's level of awareness on governmental efforts to share data, data usage in tracking performance and accountability, and routine online interactions with governments such as license renewal or information searches.
Dynatrace, a software vendor that measures end user experience online, analyzed websites of several select state revenue departments and found a wide range of how fast their websites and pages loaded as well as how consistent these sites were throughout the day.
The Government Publishing Office made strides last week in its campaign to be regarded as more than the federal government's printing shop. The office, which until late last year was known as the Government Printing Office, handled the redesign of the Commerce Department's new Commerce.gov.
Changes made over the past week show "this isn't a one and done thing" said a Treasury official speaking on background. "It's iterative. It's going to be a continuous process," he added.
Federal chief information officers surveyed said that 24 of the Office of Management and Budget's 36 reporting requirements help only to some or no extent in managing IT.
As governments use the web for surveillance among other stresses to keep it an open and independent medium, Tim Berners-Lee suggested that people create a Bill of Rights or Magna Carta that enshrines the principles of the Web or Internet.
The world's largest library and the country's oldest federal cultural institution is increasingly relying on IT as it continues to carry its collection mission in the Digital Age, but it's struggling to effectively administer and protect new systems.