I was encouraged to see bipartisan support for the resubmitted Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act, similar versions of which are being considered in the House and the Senate.
Agencies now can access a host of tools, guidance and advice for jumping deeper into the mobile world.
One year ago, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel and federal CTO Todd Park announced the government's digital strategy
The Defense Department still is a long way from picking a successor to its aging electronic health record system. But the Pentagon said Wednesday that whatever it settles on, it's committed to open data standards, and proprietary solutions are off limits.
The public relations hook of the administration's open data push ties into its economic potential. Todd Park, the federal chief technology officer and one of the most enthusiastic evangelists for open data, claims that unlocking the global positioning system for commercial use helped generate $100 billion in economic value.
As part of a series of major upgrades, Data.gov today moved to a new data catalog based on an open source data management system, the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network – better known as CKAN.
Government data officials have nearly completed an exhaustive list of nearly 300 application programming interfaces that will allow outsiders to stream up-to-date information from government agencies straight to their computers, websites and mobile apps.
The House of Representatives wants to steer the conversation on government's role in securing the telecommunications and information technology supply chain.
Cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure developed under President Obama's recent executive order could affect the way federal government networks are protected against cyber attacks, according a senior official.
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace will succeed where other federal attempts at offering the public a common online identity have not, said Jeremy Grant, senior executive advisor for identity management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Grant spoke May 21 during a panel session during the annual ACT-IAC Management of Change conference.