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Federal Officials Discuss Data Checklist, Recruiting Tips
Federal agency officials talked about the art and science of data management and related workforce recruiting at FCW’s IT Modernization Summit on October 5.
Sen. Wyden Raises Concerns Over Government Data Collection
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter on Sept. 21 to the inspector generals of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Justice (DOJ), requesting that they investigate the alleged warrantless data gathering of American citizens’ online search histories.
NAPA Offers Options for Better Fed/State Sharing of Death Data
The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) on August 8 released a new report for the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) on current and potential sources of state death data used by Federal agencies for program administration and payment integrity, and pointing to ways for better government cooperation in the sharing of that data.
Sen. Romney Proposes New Public Health Data Agency
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, has proposed establishing a new health data agency to improve access to impartial and objective public health data, with the payoff of bolstering infectious disease intelligence and preparedness.
CDC, USPS Officials Detail Data Management Improvements
Federal agencies are hard at work developing strategies to overcome data challenges and ensure they’re meeting critical mission needs, Federal data experts from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said during the Databricks Data and AI Summit 2022 in late June.
GAO: CDC’s Data System Needs Substantial Improvement
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) needs to re-design its data management system to ensure that it collects and delivers timely, accurate, and complete air passenger information to support contact tracing by local public health authorities, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
GAO Keeps Pushing Education Dept. to Improve Data Quality
Among the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) new list of priority open recommendations to the Department of Education (DOE) one common thread continues to jump out – improving data quality to ensure the well-being and education of school-age children.
White House Seeks Feedback on National Strategy in Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing, Analytics
The Biden-Harris Administration is seeking feedback on a pending national strategy for privacy-preserving data sharing and analytics, according to a request for information (RFI) released today in the Federal Register.
New Data Privacy Draft Puts FTC in Driver’s Seat, Preempts State Laws
A new legislative “discussion draft” that aims to create a stronger data privacy and security landscape for U.S. consumers would put the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in charge of the proposed new rules and would preempt most existing state laws on data privacy and security.
House Bill Would Set Higher Bar for Cloud-Stored Metadata Access
New legislation filed by Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., on April 20 would create additional legal protections for metadata generated by customers of online service providers and stored in cloud-based systems, in addition to the content of the electronic communications that they generate.