National Technical Information Service

  • Education’s Federal Student Aid to get new CIO; CISA, NTIS losing executives

    Mia Jordan, the CIO at the Agriculture Department’s Rural Development bureau, is leaving after 10 years to become the CIO at the Education Department’s Federal Student Aid Office.

  • Commerce IG auditing Census Bureau’s cybersecurity ahead of 2020 count

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Commerce Department’s inspector general is running an audit of the bureau’s cybersecurity measures.

  • Federal data priorities at NTIS: a conversation with Avi Bender

    How is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) helping to advance federal data priorities? How does it work with the private sector to develop new and improved data products and services? What does NTIS do to deliver value to federal agencies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Avi Bender, Director of NTIS.

  • NTIS helps agencies transition data to become a strategic asset

    If data is the lifeblood of agencies, the National Technical Information Service at the Commerce Department makes sure agencies have good circulation.

  • NTIS ready to announce joint venture partners

    The National Technical Information Service is getting ready to announce the names of private sector organizations chosen to help agencies meet their mission using big data.

  • Two IT executives on the move from DHS

    Sandy Peavy retired from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center as its CIO. Former EPA IT executive Brand Niemann passed away at 74.

  • Everything old is new again

    A Senate bill would abolish the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), an agency that serves as a repository for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering and business-related information. But Jeff Neal says there is more to consider than just how the Internet has changed the storage and retrieval of information.

  • Valerie Melvin, Director of Information Management and Technology Resources Issues, GAO

    The National Technical Information Service is supposed to be a repository where federal agencies can find — and buy — new research publications. But lately the new research from NTIS isn’t new, and 95 percent of it’s available online for free. Valerie Melvin is Director of Information Management and Technology Resources Issues at the Government Accountability Office. She testified about the agency’s financial future before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight. Valerie shared her conclusions on In Depth with Francis Rose.

  • Labor helps contracting officers find wage data online

    A new site, called Wage Determination Online, is a permanent resource for researching information on service contracts and labor standards.