Info Bytes

The list below contains short pieces of news — our Info Bytes — that will help create situational awareness for Federal Data Leaders about major industry developments, leadership moves, procurements, and other topics.  If you’ve heard about something you want us to share with our readers, send an email to editor@govcdoiq.org.

TSA Taps J. Matt Gilkeson as new CTO/CDO

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named J. Matt Gilkeson its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Data Officer (CDO). 

NIH Seeks Comments on Strategic Plan for Data Science by March 15

NIH seeks comments on its Strategic Plan for Data Science for 2023-2028, which are due by March 15 through the NIH’s RFI page.

NIH NIAID awards $64M clinical data management contract to Research Data and Communication Technologies.

NIH NIAID awarded a $64 million, 5-year contract for clinical data management services to Research Data and Communication Technologies.

Kevin Kerkvliet Named as CDO for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command

Kevin Kerkvliet now serves as the Chief Data Officer for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) at Fort Cavazos, TX.

Chandra Donelson Joins U.S. Space Force as Space Data Analytics Officer

Chandra Donelson has joined the U.S. Space Force as the Space Data Analytics Officer, after serving as Deputy CDO for the Army G-2.

GovWin IQ: Data and Analytics Provisions in the FY 2024 NDAA

Christine Fritsch of Deltek’s Federal Market Analysis team compiled a summary of the data and analytics provisions in the final FY 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

NIST Describes AI Manipulation Threats and Mitigation Strategies

NIST published a paper on four categories of cyberattacks that can manipulate the behavior of AI systems, along with mitigation strategies.

Carahsoft Partners with Dremio to Offer Public-Sector Data Lakehouse Capability

Carahsoft announced that it will offer Dremio’s “data lakehouse” analytics and management solutions to help government agencies enhance decision-making and operational efficiency.

NSF Reorganizes OCIO, Names CDO Dorothy Aronson to Lead AI Efforts

The NSF announced a consolidated OCIO led by new CIO Terry Carpenter, with current CDO Dorothy Aronson new also serving as Asst. CIO for AI.

NSF Awards $4.5M IDIQ to Agile Business Concepts for Analytics, Visualization Services

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $4.5 million IDIQ contract for analytical, visualization, reporting, dashboarding, and related services to Agile Business Concepts, LLC

HHS Chief Data Officer Nick Ipiotis Tapped as CIO at ARPA-H

Nick Ipiotis, who served as the HHS CDO for more than 2 years, leaves to become CIO at Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H).

EDM Council Data ROI Workgroup Publishes “Data as a National Treasure”

The EDM Council’s Data ROI Workgroup published its 4th paper espousing best practices on data management ROI, titled “Data as a National Treasure.”

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