Establishing a Federal Employee Personnel Number: A Unique ID to Replace the SSN

How can OPM eliminate SSN from electronic records held by OPM? How can OMB implement an alternate ID for Federal employees to replace the SSN as the employee ID?“In 1962, The Civil Service…

Four Immutable Laws of Data

I am often fascinated by the ways in which data is erroneously perceived, collected, stored, retrieved, and reported in organizations. Data of all kinds certainly have limitations. In any given…

DATA Act: Navigating the Pathway to Transparency

Download the Full PDF Infographic Handout   Take the DATA Act Challenge Top digital talent is being recruited from startups and top technology companies like Google, Intel, Skype, PayPal, and Oracle…

Implementing the DATA Act

Download the Full PDF of the DATA Act Solutioning Paper "Data and information is the quickest way to improved services and decision making."  - DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist, May 2015…

Do These 6 Things Now to Prepare for the DATA Act

By now everyone is familiar with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) passed by Congress last year with specific deadlines and know that Treasury, OMB, and others are busy…

A Basic Big Data Introduction for Non-Technical Leaders

Most companies, outside of large analytics-oriented shops like Google and Amazon, have struggled to find ways to translate Big Data analytics into bottom-line revenue. Part of the disconnect in…