Data Management

NASA, Microsoft to co-manage data for WorldWide Telescope

NASA's Ames Research Center will process and host more than 100T of data that Microsoft will incorporate into the virtual WorldWide Telescope.

White House working group releases strategy for digital scientific data

The strategic vision from the National Science and Technology Council calls for a comprehensive framework for preserving and making scientific data accessible.

Warren Suss | The high-stakes game of information exchange

Improved federal information exchange has the power to cure our nation’s ills. But it will only happen if we keep our focus on high-stakes results.

GAO: Better use of IT could help DHS reduce backlog of FOIA requests

GAO found that despite a 24 percent reduction in its backlog of freedom of information requests, DHS still leads the government in overdue requests.

OASIS ratifies open standard for accessing unstructured information

The Unstructured Information Management Architecture originally was developed by IBM, and became an open source project of the Apache Software Foundation as well as an OASIS standard.

The World Wide Web at 20

The rapid evolution of the Web during the last 20 years has combined technology with personal expression to empower individuals and small organizations like no other medium.

In cybersecurity, there are no silver bullets

The rapidly changing nature of threats and systems means IT security will continue to be a journey with no clear destination for the foreseeable future, according to a panel of security experts.

Secret Service’s ink evidence library now electronically searchable

As a result of being digitized, ink sample matching takes minutes as opposed to hours or days, and inks remain safe from environmental degradation and accidental contamination.

Info-sharing between VA, DOD expands, but challenges remain

GAO assessment of medial information-sharing initiative between the nation’s largest health care providers identifies challenges to achieving full interoperability.

Kundra challenges government to lead tech revolution

Vivek Kundra tells FOSE audience he will focus on transparency, engagement, innovation and lowering the cost of government in his role as federal CIO.

Navy to reduce intranet portals

The Navy will reduce its intranet portals from 59 to two, and then proceed full steam ahead into the Defense Knowledge Online portal.

In Florida, RFID system keeps case files under control

A Florida state attorney's office uses an RFID-based tracking system to make sure case files have their day in court.

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