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.
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.
The Trump Administration has a governmentwide data strategy in the works, but agencies don’t always understand the value of the information at their disposal.
The department’s Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) now has the ability to give access to users based on their job functions and attributes, not merely the person’s name or employee number. Donna Roy, executive director of the Information Sharing Environment Office at DHS, said that capability is helping the department build trusted identity exchanges.
USDA, DHS and Transportation are taking steps to implement OMB’s May 2013 open data policy. Each agency faces policy and process challenges, but they say progress is starting.
The Homeland Security Department upgraded its Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) last year with new security and identity management features. The growing acceptance and use of standards is making it easier for state, local, tribal government and other partners to securely access law enforcement data.
The Postal Service will kick off its pilot to provide identity management services in the cloud in early 2014. The IRS and DHS also are pursuing complimentary initiatives to authorize and authenticate users.
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OPM developing competency models for performance improvement officers and chief operating officers as part of its requirements under the GPRA Modernization Act. DHS moves to agile development to fix the HSIN program. NIST to update HSPD-12 card requirements to meet mobile needs.