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A vertical community of Federal big data leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

Federal Officials Discuss Data Checklist, Recruiting Tips

Federal agency officials talked about the art and science of data management and related workforce recruiting at FCW’s IT Modernization Summit on October 5.


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Sen. Wyden Raises Concerns Over Government Data Collection

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter on Sept. 21 to the inspector generals of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Justice (DOJ), requesting that they investigate the alleged warrantless data gathering of American citizens’ online search histories.


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NAPA Offers Options for Better Fed/State Sharing of Death Data

The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) on August 8 released a new report for the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) on current and potential sources of state death data used by Federal agencies for program administration and payment integrity, and pointing to ways for better government cooperation in the sharing of that data.


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Sen. Romney Proposes New Public Health Data Agency

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, has proposed establishing a new health data agency to improve access to impartial and objective public health data, with the payoff of bolstering infectious disease intelligence and preparedness.


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CDC, USPS Officials Detail Data Management Improvements

Federal agencies are hard at work developing strategies to overcome data challenges and ensure they’re meeting critical mission needs, Federal data experts from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said during the Databricks Data and AI Summit 2022 in late June.


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Upcoming Events
Axonius Federal Forum 2023
Identifying and Closing the AI Gap

Join us on April 18, 2023, to discuss the most in-demand AI skills for Federal organizations and mission partners, and what we can do together to close the skills gap and advance emerging AI use cases. […]


AI is Out There Infographic

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not a concept of the far-off future – it is something that’s happening in Federal agencies, state and local governments, and higher education institutions today. […]

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The Power of AI

Between February’s AI Executive Order, the creation of the Select Committee on AI, the launch of, and a proposed $850 million toward AI research and development in the White House’s FY2020 budget, it’s clear the Federal government sees power and potential in adopting artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.


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AI and the Infrastructure Gap

After the AI executive order, DoD AI strategy, and recently passed OPEN Government Data Act, all signs point to real opportunity to liberate the potential of AI and other emerging technology. But, traditional environments (where agencies spend 80% of their budget) are not designed to meet data storage, management, and security needs at the scale required to support these technologies. How can agencies overcome this technical debt?


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Past Events
ServiceNow Federal Forum

At the ServiceNow Federal Forum, explore how Federal innovators are connecting people, processes, and technology to innovate at scale, deliver value faster, and simply work better. […]

Cyber Smoke - March 2023

Join us on Thursday, March 9, at Morton’s The Steakhouse, to celebrate the first Cyber Smoke of 2023, our unique networking tradition and must-attend event, where you can socialize with other cyber professionals from across government and industry who make the tech ecosystem tick and go above and beyond – day in and day out. […]

FITARA Awards and FedRAMP Celebration

FITARA is a fixture in Federal IT and remains an important measure of how agencies are prioritizing modernization. In partnership with Congressman Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, join us for our FITARA Awards, a complimentary award ceremony and networking reception on March 1 at 5 p.m. to honor Federal IT excellence, based on the FITARA Scorecard 15.0 grades. […]


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