So, it’s here! The US Office of Management and Budget published the Federal Data Strategy on June 4, 2019 and simultaneously issued a draft implementation plan for public comment and feedback. That followed the January 14, 2019 OPEN Government Data Act, enacted as part of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policy Making law. Arguably, key portions of the... more
Consumers in the United States have finally begun to pay attention to the privacy of their data. The spring of 2018, which saw the Cambridge Analytica scandal break and Mark Zuckerberg testify before the U.S. Congress, seems to have been a tipping point. Data Privacy advocates and ordinary consumers alike compared laws in the U.S.... more
This fall, the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer established a new initiative called Cloud Smart to energize the adoption of cloud computing within the federal government. As an extension to the original Cloud First initiative of 2010, Cloud Smart is focusing more on mission results that modernize the IT of our government (vs.... more
From May 2018, the new EU General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) will require all Public Sector organisations to more effectively understand how they manage data on their citizens, contractors and staff. What does GDPR mean for Public Sector agencies? GDPR will introduce a new set of requirements on agencies around managing the privacy of data... more
...it’s rare that the data about individuals is consistently accurate and complete from system to system. The ability to centralize all the data about individuals into a single, authoritative “record” is key to improving service delivery.
...is it possible that the government’s “fear of commitment” is, in some ways, justified?