National Background Investigation Bureau Prepares for Launch
The new agency takes over Federal security clearance reviews Oct. 1 and aims to apply automation and digitization to tackle a backlog that’s surpassed 500,000 investigations.
For organizations looking to make sense of their data, the first step is to ensure the data are managed well – are consistent, accurate and that rules are in force to keep users from doing anything to undermine data integrity. But whether you’re trying to ensure data quality going forward or clean up a whole history of sloppy data, the choices in the marketplace can be bewildering.
Harnessing government data to make better decisions is a great concept – but most databases require significant cleanup before they can start pointing decision-makers to smarter results.
The emergence of data analytics as a mission critical discriminator has launched information technology from the back office into the forefront of America’s national security strategy, the ‘secret sauce’ in the Third Offset.
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office today announced a joint activity to better leverage emerging commercial geospatial intelligence (GEOINT).
People are living longer across America. In fact, the senior population is expected to climb to 83 million by 2050, according to the real-time aging population clock, which illustrates this growth in the U.S. and how often a person turns 65.
Cities are pilot-testing analytics to support decision-making and to drive better outcomes from the increasing amounts of data they collect and use.
The Defense Department is building a massive information-sharing system detailing national security personnel and individuals cleared for accessing U.S. secrets, to flag who among them might be potential turncoats or other “insider threats.”
Philadelphia’s former mayor explains the steps his city took to make effective use of data and bring it to bear on performance.
Millions of pre-Internet assets continue to provide value, but lack the connectivity of newer products. With the right technology, this equipment can be brought up to date to maximize the investment.
The Drug Enforcement Agency and DARPA have been working together to create a big data processing system that boosts law enforcement capabilities while maintaining the security of classified information. DEA has been trying to get the final program off the ground since...
In today’s fast-moving, dynamic digital environment, there is no crystal ball that can tell you the form or target for the next cyber attack. The IT product development cycle has become so fast and centered on functionality that security is rarely in focus. Most...
As long as there have been tax refunds, there have been criminals seeking to exploit government weaknesses and security lapses through fraud and deception. The Internal Revenue Service uses sophisticated data analytics to screen for abuses. Now state governments are doing the same – and working hand in glove with the IRS to stop thieves and protect citizens.