Open data

  • Taha Kass-Hout, Chief Health Informatics Officer, FDA

    The Food and Drug Administration has launched openFDA. It’s a new data initiative making for easier access to large public health datasets. OpenFDA is in line with the President’s open data executive order and the Health and Human Service Department’s Health Data Initiative. Taha Kass-Hout is chief health informatics officer at the FDA. He explains the main focus of the project to Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive.

  • Marion Royal, Director of Data.gov, GSA

    A signature open-government initiative of the Obama administration is turning five years old this week. The website Data.gov is home to more than 100,000 individual agency data sets. It’s also the destination of app developers hoping to turn federal data into useful information. Marion Royal is the director of Data.gov, which is run by the General Services Administration. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how the website has progressed over the years.

  • White House pushes for more progress on open data

    The White House released a U.S. Open Data Action Plan Friday, which comes exactly one year after the President signed an executive order to make government data open and machine-readable.

  • CIO Council committee presses innovation forward

    Margie Graves, the co-chairwoman of the Innovation Committee and deputy CIO at the Homeland Security Department, said the committee is focusing on three areas: Open data, data analytical tools and public-private partnerships to help agencies improve mission outcomes. December 26, 2013

  • VA joins open data revolution with new website

    With the launch of VA Open Data, members of the public and applications developers will be able to access non-sensitive, non-personal information from the Veterans Affairs Department.

  • CIO Council committee presses innovation forward

    Margie Graves, the co-chairwoman of the Innovation Committee and deputy CIO at the Homeland Security Department, said the committee is focusing on three areas: Open data, data analytical tools and public-private partnerships to help agencies improve mission outcomes. November 21, 2013

  • Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: A new job for a former VA senior official; Countdown to cloud credential pilot begins

    News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

  • Managing your data in the cloud

    Dan Juengst, senior cloud strategist for Red Hat discusses how his company is helping federal agencies with their cloud computing needs. June 11, 2013

  • VanRoekel pins initial open data hopes on economics

    Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said the benefits will outweigh the concerns about making information more accessible. May 29, 2013

  • New mobile tools give agencies ‘giant innovation permission slip’

    On the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy, the Office of Management and Budget highlighted the progress being made to make agency information and systems device-agnostic. Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said mobile is the new default platform.