Data mining

  • Federal employees can still be fired for accidentally eating marijuana edibles

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a federal court rules against an employee appealing his removal when he failed a drug test, after he says he accidentally ate a pot brownie.

  • Valuable, messy and contentious: How big data became ‘new oil’

    While agency IT officials recognize the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act and OPEN Government Data Act present opportunities to get more value out of their data, they also see challenges in preparing the workforce to manage all that data.

  • VA creating A-Team to tackle complex projects

    The Veterans Affairs Department is creating an acquisition cadre to work on complex projects. Glenn Haggstrom, VA’s principal executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, said the goal is to match experts with the needs across the department.

  • Tech advances help improve science at NIH

    Peter Alterman, the senior advisor to the chief information officer at NIH, tells Federal News Radio his agency is ”working to understand how new technology options can be used to advance the scientific research agenda” at the agency.

  • DHS streamlining redress process for citizens

    The Department of Homeland Security gets more Freedom of Information Act requests than any other agency. It’s now assembling a new set of processes that will centralize requests by individuals who want to know what data the agency is storing about them.