Tag Archives: data collection

Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler: Agencies Look to Internet of Things for Data Collection

Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of Hortonworks‘ U.S. public sector business, has said he observed agencies tapping into internet-of-things platforms to store, process and compute data from multiple sources, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. He noted the Census Bureau has implemented handheld devices to support its digital information gathering process and the General Services Administration has adopted sensors …

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State Dept Issues RFI on Mobile Biometric & Biographic Data Collection Tech

The State Department has posted a request for information on mobile data collection devices that work to obtain biometric and biographic information. The office of the chief technology officer within the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security seeks devices that weigh three pounds or less; can communicate wirelessly through a virtual private network; and can function in …

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Deloitte Report: Agencies Should Use Analytics to Derive Insights from Data

A new Deloitte report says government agencies that seek to become “data-centric organizations” should develop a platform designed to collect, store and distribute mission-critical data as well as use analytics to make decisions and generate insights from data. The “Mission analytics: Data-driven decision making in government” report also calls for …

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CACI to Help Army Develop Payload Modeling, Simulation & Training Systems; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International has received a $31 million task order to help the U.S. Army develop electro-optical/infrared and signals intelligence payload modeling, simulation and training systems for data collection efforts. The company said Monday it will support technology for the night vision and electronic sensors directorate of the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s …

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Octo Consulting to Support GSA Award Mgmt Platform Modernization Effort

The General Services Administration has awarded Octo Consulting a potential five-year, multimillion dollar task order to help GSA modernize a technology platform for agency personnel to manage federal financial assistance services, contracts and intergovernmental transactions. Octo Consulting said Wednesday it will provide development, testing, information security, training, and user support services for …

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DoD, Lockheed Develop F-35 Cost-Tracking Software Through ‘FlexFile’ Program

The Defense Department and Lockheed Martin have developed cost-tracking software related to the procurement of F-35 lot 3 aircraft through the FlexFile program, DoD News reported Wednesday. Jim Garamone writes DoD’s cost assessment and program evaluation office developed the FlexFile program in an effort to help DoD estimators facilitate collection …

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GSA-D&B Partnership Expands Govt Spending Activity Info Access

The General Services Administration and Dun & Bradstreet have renegotiated their data collection contract to expand the use of federal government spending information. Kevin Youel Page, acting assistant commissioner of GSA’s Integrated Award Environment, wrote in a blog post posted Saturday that rights to proprietary D&B data stored in IAE systems have been expanded in efforts …

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