Posted on June 12, 2015.
In order to better meet the Agency’s responsibilities related to the protection of public health and the environment, EPA has developed a new environmental justice (EJ) mapping and screening tool called EJSCREEN. It is based on nationally consistent data and an approach that combines environmental and demographic indicators in maps and reports.EJSCREEN users choose a geographic area; the tool then provides demographic and environmental information for that area. All of the EJSCREEN indicators are publicly-available data. EJSCREEN simply provides a way to display this information and includes a method for combining environmental and demographic indicators into EJ indexes.
Link to EJSCREEN: EJSCREEN: Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool | US EPA
Posted in Analytics, NewTech4FedLib
Posted on May 12, 2015.
The Tech Loop is a weekly compilation of the latest happenings in government technology gathered from around the web. This week’s topics include cybersecurity, digital services, and big data. Read the full stories with links at:
The Tech Loop: This Could Get Ugly – GovLoop.
Love is in the air. Everybody wants some Silicon Valley love. A week after DoD announced it would open an office in the Valley, the Air Force is now doing the same. The new Air Force cell will complement the Pentagon office there.
This could get ugly. Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Tony Scott recently called federal IT a “contact sport.” He signed off on long-awaited guidelines Thursday boosting the power government CIOs can exercise when it comes to their agencies’ IT budgets. Scott said the guidance isn’t about ramping up CIO authority, as much as it is rationalizing agency processes to accommodate the integral role of technology in government operations.
Data in-demand. The possibilities are seemingly endless for data science, DJ Patil, the White House chief data scientist, explained during a speech. Regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent release of a massive data set, Patil said: “I am convinced we are going to learn so much that we’re going to be able to translate directly into operational impact.” Also, Patil humbly explained how he was able to get to where he is today.
Full Story: The Tech Loop: This Could Get Ugly – GovLoop.
Posted in Keeping Current, NewTech4FedLib
Posted on March 20, 2015.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce (Economics and Statistics Administration)
The growing importance of data in the economy is hard to dispute. But what does this mean for workers and jobs? A lot, as it turns out: higher paying (over $40/hour), faster growing jobs.
In this report we identify occupations where data analysis and processing are central to the work performed and measure the size of employment and earnings in these occupations, as well as in the industries that have the highest concentration of these data occupations.
Posted in Careers, Students