DHS Information Sharing and Services Office Exec Director – “There’s a reason why they call data the new oil”

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“Lawmakers have set an ambitious goal for agencies to meet in the coming years — releasing inventories of data to the public in a machine-readable format without jeopardizing privacy or compromising personally identifiable information.”

“While agency IT officials recognize the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking (FEBP) Act and OPEN Government Data Act present opportunities to get more value out of their data, they also see challenges in preparing the workforce to manage all that data.”

“There’s a reason why they call data the new oil. It’s not because it’s so valuable, it’s because it’s so contentious — he who has it has the most power,” Donna Roy, executive director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Information Sharing and Services Office, said…” Read the full article here.

Source: Valuable, messy and contentious: How big data became ‘new oil’ – By Jory Heckman, February 6, 2019. Federal News Network.

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