How USDA crowdsourced agricultural data -- FCW


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

USDA announces open data challenge winners -- GCN


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.

Iowa fights snow with data -- GCN


... 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.

Virginians get vital records at the DMV -- GCN


“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.

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


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.

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


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 ...

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


... 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 ...

Boehner's tech legacy (seriously) -- FCW


... 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 ...

Linking laws through open data -- FCW


... 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.

Automated XML conversion helps USPTO reinvent patent processing -- GCN


Automated XML conversion helps USPTO reinvent patent processing ... fully automated Extensible Markup Language (XML) files – documents that are both ... “While digitizing content into XML is not new, doing so in a fully automated process ...

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