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Steven Burke, of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, said one of the ways to overcome those challenges is with good business relationships among government customers and external data owners.Read more
The Digital Investigations Branch in HHS’ Office of Inspector General has a team of highly skilled digital investigators to collect and analyze electronically stored information to support criminal investigations.
For David Case, deputy inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs, investigations are a mix of sifting through documents and machine-generated data, and talking to individuals.
Data is a blessing and a curse, but some entities are using it successfully, and changing their approach.
Among the most ubiquitous of federal agency activities are investigations. The term brings to mind law enforcement agencies, of course, such as the FBI or the IRS criminal division. Thought of more broadly, investigations also include oversight activities by inspectors general or the Government Accountability Office, program examinations by analysts or congressional staffers, and casework by agencies as diverse as the Merit Systems Protection Board or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The Defense Department’s criminal investigations always had the goal of evidence data, but the traditional methods of investigation are now merging new forms of data analysis. The Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) sees several changes ahead as a result.
The Defense Department says it doesn’t favor adding its workforce to OPM’s new special salary rate for IT and cyber employees, largely for cost reasons. But it does want to expand its own special pay system known as the Cyber Excepted Service.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is ramping up IT spending across several major projects, but those contracting dollars are increasingly concentrated amongst a handful of large companies.
This week on Accelerating Government, host Dave Wennergren talks with more winners of ACT-IAC’s 2023 Innovation Awards and a leading industry voice on innovation.
As a government agency, responsible governance is key to unlocking the benefits of AI while mitigating its risks. We must establish clear and comprehensive regulations and standards that ensure AI is used ethically and safely. At the same time, we must be vigilant about the potential for bias and misuse of AI and work to prevent these issues.
The NIST project is evolving as agencies look to more quickly adopt software while complying with security and privacy frameworks.
DoD introduced a new plan to modernize records keeping and make it more accessible as agencies move away from paper records.
Cyber espionage of sensitive data has occurred over the past 20 years with increasing frequency. Threat actors, particularly those that are state-sponsored, launch persistent cyberattacks that target sensitive national security data.
Photochemical scientists from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, together with an R & D company, have developed — for the Defense Department — lenses that go from light-to-dark and dark-to light, in the blink of an eye.