…Along with the mandate to publish open data, is the opportunity to consume open data and get it into their analytics engines, thus, supporting the agency’s mission!…
Posts By Bobby Caudill
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?
…when coupled with the word “data”, “dark” is anything BUT sinister…
I just finished reading a great article from one of my former Teradata colleagues, Chief Data Officer, Bill Franks. He makes a strong argument that Big Data is not inherently good or evil anymore than money is. What makes Big Data (or any data as I see it) take on a characteristic of good orRead… Read more »
So, this really is a big deal. Last Thursday, April 10th, 2014, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act). The DATA Act, a mandate to the U.S. Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget to develop a standardized format for the reporting and publication of all federal spendingRead… Read more »
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated with what came before the “final result”. For instance, I was much more interested in HOW and WHY my toys worked than the fact that they did work. Over the years, my curious nature led to many a toy, including sophisticated toys, real automobiles,Read… Read more »
Being a member of the Data Transparency Coalition has some interesting benefits, not the least of which is, insight to activities happening on Washington’s Capitol Hill that are directly related to data. There are times for those of us who believe in the power of open, transparent data to rejoice, such the DATA Act beingRead… Read more »
Here’s a question. Say you are the facilities manager for a government building. How do you keep track of the operating status of all the equipment and infrastructure within the building? Would you know if a chiller was not operating at peak efficiency? Now, hold that thought… Wind the calendar back to 2008. Recognizing aRead… Read more »
It seems events such as the Super Bowl can have the effect of bringing out the best and the worst of society. In researching for stories of government using data for the public good, I stumbled upon an article entitled, “Super Bowl Prostitution Digitally Mapped by Data Trackers.” I did a quick scan and itRead… Read more »