All posts on June, 2017


Task Force finds open data’s 2 biggest challenges are finding it and using it when you do find it

Two of the greatest challenges to effectively using open research data are that: even when it is notionally accessible researchers often simply cannot find that data, and if they do find it they cannot use it because of frustrating format variabilities and other compatibility issues, the first report of the Open Research Data Task Force has found.

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VA Gives Thumbs Up to Commercial IT Software

A Veterans Affairs decision to pursue a new direction in processing health records has created a highly visible endorsement of the use of COTS information technology by federal agencies. President Trump cited the VA’s action as an example of the administration’s commitment to vastly improve federal IT management. The sheer size of the VA makes the decision to use an outside contractor noteworthy.

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