Data Management


Kundra to agencies: Prepare now for future data deluge

Web 2.0 technology will lead to an explosion of new and varied data sent to government, federal CIO Vivek Kundra says.

Forge.mil, SIPRNet collaboration begins

UPDATED—A new version of the Defense Information Systems Agency's Forge.mil software development tool has been set up for use on the Pentagon's Secret Internet Protocol Router Network.

Kundra seeks inventory of agencies' knowledge management apps

The Obama administration is partnering with the Knowledge Management Working Group to conduct a survey of the latest knowledgement management applications agencies are using.

Voter groups collaborate on XML data model for online voter registration

The effort by the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation and the Overseas Vote Foundation could help automate the states' voter registration processes, which now rely on re-keying information from paper forms.

Robust search capability is a hallmark for effective agency Web sites

Transparency isn’t only about deciding which pieces information should be available to the public, experts say. It is equally important to make it easy to find information.

Recovery.gov gets new mapping features to track stimulus spending

The Recovery.gov Web site for tracking spending under the economic stimulus law spending has new mapping features.

Agencies open up to open-source software

The U.S. Postal Service is just one of several agencies that have found a place for open source software in their IT operations.

Revised audit guidelines released for assessing computer data reliability

The GAO has released new guidance for assessing the reliability of computer-processed data used in conducting audits; it replaces previous guidelines published in 2002.

The promise and perils of Data.gov lie in the metadata

Metadata registries must be integrated into everyday business processes, and IT-centric metadata must be integrated into the system development life cycle.

Legislation would create inventories to help manage radio frequency spectrum

Bills pending in the House and Senate would create inventories of RF spectrum managed by the NTIA and FCC, along with a Web portal to make the information public.

Enhancements to DOE Web site make information-sharing easier

A quick-share tool added to WorldWideScience.org makes it easier to share results through social-networking Web sites.

Library of Congress' collection to fit in your hand

The Library of Congress plans to share its vast digital collection of educational and cultural resources through the Apple iTunes service.