Brand Niemann, early data scientist, dead at 74 -- FCW

02/04/2016

... was one of the federal community's subject-matter experts on XML, service-oriented architecture, semantic interoperability and other technologies that ... guys really focused on leveraging open standards like XML," Forman said at the time.

http://fcw.com/blogs/fcw-insider/2016/02/niemann-obit.aspx

How USDA crowdsourced agricultural data -- FCW

01/27/2016

Farmers want useful data, and the Agriculture Department has plenty, but unlocking the ... So a contest born of a USDA-Microsoft partnership offered competitors access to a ... Password security starts with making life easier for the user

http://fcw.com/articles/2016/01/27/usda-microsoft-contest.aspx

USDA announces open data challenge winners -- GCN

01/27/2016

Linkedin ... “We are anxious and interested in making sure we use all of the tools available to ... The agricultural open data was collected from economic reports, farm production ... “It connects people to their food supply,” Vilsack said.

http://gcn.com/articles/2016/01/27/usda-open-data-challenge-winners.aspx

Iowa fights snow with data -- GCN

01/25/2016

... integrator software is used to analyze the data, and the information that will be made available to the public is then ported to a KML file (an XML-based format used to display geographic information) that is then uploaded to Windows Azure.

http://gcn.com/articles/2016/01/25/iowa-track-a-plow.aspx

Virginians get vital records at the DMV -- GCN

01/21/2016

“We utilized XML integration as well as Oracle for the platform,” Burhop said. ... “The XML integration is the web services application that actually resides at the Department of Health, so we worked closely with their staff,” he said.

http://gcn.com/articles/2016/01/21/virginia-dmv-vital-records.aspx

EPA, DOT drive toward better data-sharing -- GCN

11/19/2015

Linkedin ... Under current laws, automobile manufacturers are required to report fuel economy ... Using the Exchange Network gave NHTSA already-certified, XML-formatted data in real time and reduced its need for custom code development.

http://gcn.com/articles/2015/11/19/epa-dot-vehicle-data-sharing.aspx

Lockheed dealt $700M blow with lost Air Force contract -- Washington Technology

10/26/2015

Blog archive ... Lockheed Martin’s 15-year run managing the Cheyenne Mountain complex for the Air ... The contract has gone through two rounds of protests. ... Lockheed filed a second protest just days later with the Government Accountability ...

http://washingtontechnology.com/blogs/editors-notebook/2015/10/lockheed-loses-fight-for-af-contract.aspx

Pennsylvania spins up 21st-century financial system -- GCN

10/22/2015

... a common general ledger code structure across the state, build standard XML and web service interfaces for all agencies, and audit all payment records. ... Eventually the department standardized on XML, a move that eliminated having to “deal ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2015/10/22/gcna-pa-treasury.aspx

Boehner's tech legacy (seriously) -- FCW

10/09/2015

... and Transparency Act, dreams of a government open to the public, in which legislative bills are linked and searchable in XML, new legislation automatically updates the online text of the laws modified, and federal dollars can be tracked from ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2015/10/09/boehners-tech-legacy.aspx

Linking laws through open data -- FCW

07/28/2015

... favorite Akoma Ntoso and U.S. Legislative Markup, the schema for producing the U.S. Code in Extensible Markup Language (XML). ... Hollister touted that an “ally” of open data would introduce “legislation about [XML-based] legislation” soon.

http://fcw.com/articles/2015/07/28/linking-laws-through-data.aspx

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