federal data

  • Federal data as a strategic asset: a conversation with Nancy Potok

    How is the U.S. federal government leveraging data as a strategic asset? How is the federal government building the infrastructure for evidence-based policymaking? What does the future hold for the federal data and statistical communities? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Nancy Potok, Chief Statistician of the U.S. within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

  • Data Coalition’s new CEO talks legislation to open up federal data

    Sound decision making, including federal, is supposed to take evidence based on data into account. The Data Coalition has a new CEO: Nick Hart

  • Evidence-based policy bill passage sets stage for upcoming federal data strategy

    The new law requires agencies to appoint a chief evaluation officer, whose job will involve asking key questions about the effectiveness of agency programs, and finding ways to measure their effectiveness.

  • The data is in the cloud – now what?

    The cloud has already made it possible for federal agencies to store vast amounts of data while reducing their reliance on expensive enterprise data centers. Now the cloud is making it possible for agencies to consider sharing that data and putting it to use in ways they never had the resources to consider before.

  • We Need Space: Federal Partnerships In Space Exploration

    Tune in to the July 20th FedTalk to hear about the changing face of federal space exploration and research, including the increased reliance on public/private partnerships with academia and private organizations such as Boeing and SpaceX.

    July 20, 2018

  • Summit the Supercomputer and the Future of Federal Technology

    Tune in to the July 6th FedTalk to hear about what’s in store for federal technology for the coming year, including developments on expanded use of artificial intelligence, extended reality, and the unveiling by the Department of Energy of Summit, the world’s most powerful supercomputer.

    July 6, 2018

  • Improving Federal Data to Improve the Federal Government

    Tune in to the June 1st FedTalk as host Debra Roth speaks to three organizations leading the effort to improve the federal government’s operations by improving the data on which it relies.

    June 1, 2018

  • How to make innovation a (federal) way of life

    For data-driven problem-solving to have continuing impact, it has to be baked into the bureaucracy.