How the administration is tackling data challenges

How the administration is tackling data challenges

Over 50 federal employees across four teams are working to develop data definitions and strategies for government that will promote transparency and effective uses of the vast stores of information federal agencies produce every day, Suzette Kent said at an Oct. 10 Data Foundation event.

[Via Federal Times]

It’s Time for Agencies to Use and Commercialize Their Data, White House Official Says

It’s Time for Agencies to Use and Commercialize Their Data, White House Official Says

“We almost are paralyzed by ... data we can’t access and use,” Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget and acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, said Wednesday. “It gets my blood boiling to think we have all this data. We should be able to do more with it.”

[Via Nextgov]

Acting Federal Personnel Chief Plans to Demand More Data

Acting Federal Personnel Chief Plans to Demand More Data

Weichert—whose day job remains deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget—said she told the 6,000 staffers at OPM on Tuesday that they are “facing a lot of change.” Weichert was speaking to open-data industry enthusiasts at a conference put on by the nonprofit Data Foundation

[Via Government Executive]

Beyond transparency: Why open data is good for local government

Beyond transparency: Why open data is good for local government

When state and local agencies open their financial data, benefits accrue not just to citizens who can keep tabs on local spending, but also to governments themselves. Open financial data would mean a transition from documents that are read with the human eye to machine-readable information in an open data format, Ritz said at an Oct. 10 event hosted by The Data Foundation.

[Via GCN]

Weichert: Workforce issues stall IT modernization, data progress

Weichert: Workforce issues stall IT modernization, data progress

"Every time I asked, 'why can't we do x, y and z differently?' I was given some version of 'we don't have the right people to lead the change, we don't have the right skills to deal with that challenge, we can't get people in fast enough with the most modern perspectives on things," Weichert said at a Data Foundation event.

[Via FCW]

OMB’s Weichert: Government ‘paralyzed by the embarrassment of data’ it cannot use

OMB’s Weichert: Government ‘paralyzed by the embarrassment of data’ it cannot use

Just days after President Donald Trump named her the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, Margaret Weichert, also the Office of Management and Budget’s deputy director for management, outlined some of her top priorities in the new role at a Data Foundation event in Washington.

[Via Federal Times]

Workiva Helps Advance Open Data Across Federal Government

Workiva Helps Advance Open Data Across Federal Government

Workiva, a leader in data collaboration, reporting and compliance solutions, will play a key role as title sponsor in today’s Data Transparency 2018 conference, the Data Foundation’s sixth annual flagship event that explores how open data is being standardized, shared and used across Federal government agencies and the private sector.

Regulators, markets must embrace new tech for enhanced transparency

Regulators, markets must embrace new tech for enhanced transparency

Originally thought of as the industry’s collective action problem, regulators participation and collaboration is now the key to meaningful progress in LEI adaption. Compelling regulation is the only way to assure every affected party commits to the long game to implement a global business entity standard.

[Via The Hill]

A tale of Trump and blockchain tech

A tale of Trump and blockchain tech

Various government agencies have in recent months stated their intention to investigate the use of blockchain technology for one purpose or another. And in comments at the Data Transparency 2017 conference in Washington, D.C., in late September, Margie Graves, acting federal chief information officer working out of the Office of Management and Budget, again said that the government is examining possible uses for the blockchain.

4 Possible Agency Responses to the DATA Act

4 Possible Agency Responses to the DATA Act

The new format—known as the DATA Act Information Model Schema, or DAIMS—provides a durable framework that creates, out of many agencies’ spending details, one picture. Once all the agencies provided information encoded in the DAIMS, Treasury combined their submissions to publish a single, unified data set representing all of the executive branch’s spending.