Across the country, crimes involving elder abuse and elder neglect routinely go unreported. But even when those cases are not immediately reported to police, there can often be clues in Medicare and Medicaid data. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) already looks for those signs in claims data. But a recent IG audit found a lot more cases that could have been reported to state and local authorities if CMS had done a more rigorous analysis. Curtis Roy is a regional inspector general with the Health and Human Services IG’s office. Richard Miller is an assistant regional inspector general. They talked with Federal News Network’s Jared Serbu about their findings, on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Starting with a journey map based on an HCD methodology is crucial. This approach can enable the data to be used for insights beyond individual medical treatment, including how a researcher may use this data to inform how it’s stored or what groups can access it.
Chief Data Officer David Salvagnini says NASA's Artemis mission depends on its wealth of scientific data — including data from the Apollo missions more than a half-century ago.
Another challenge arising during the integration of AIOps into federal agencies' IT operations is the disruption caused by external factors. These disruptions result in shifts in data and models that may render AI systems less accurate.
“Our goal is to allow for our users, our business users, across TSA to be able to better access their data and have it readily available,” Deputy CIO Kristin Ruiz said.
The Interior Department's focus on human capital data analysis is born out of an effort to strategically align and support priorities of the department. Interior's diverse mission to protect and manage federal lands and natural resources doesn't get done without its people.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in HHS is providing seed funding for prototypes and pilots for hospitals and other healthcare providers to test approaches take advantage of technologies that serve all patients equally.
The Biden administration, in its push to improve customer experiences across government, is using data to pinpoint where those services aren’t meeting expectations.
The Environmental Protection Agency, like many other organizations, has huge amounts of data about its workforce at its disposal. But it’s not just using that data to understand the present – the agency’s also using it to plan “EPA 2.0”.
However, legacy OT does not inhibit predictive maintenance. With modern tooling and technology, it is possible – today – to implement effective predictive maintenance despite the well-known challenges associated with legacy weapon systems.
The chairman of the PRAC argues a big-data system set up to investigate pandemic fraud could help prevent improper payments across all federal spending.
As awareness of ransomware attacks grows, more and more organizations will be taking steps to protect their data. It’s possible that attackers could shift their approach to more destructive tactics, employing tactics that nation-state hackers have previously used to cripple industrial control systems and equipment.
The Small Business Administration and the Defense Department recently launched an effort to boost private capital investment in critical technologies. The program will provide federal guarantees to investment in companies the Defense Department considers critical.
Christine Harada, the senior advisor in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said there are four areas of focus under the Better Contracting Initiative, including enterprisewide software licensing and new guidance to improve requirements development.