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Mission Statement

Our Semantic Data Science Team was asked to present again (see Wiki for previous) to the Federal Big Data Senior SteeringGroupin November 2013. Also see Wiki and Slides for NIST Data Science Symposium(Wiki), November 18-19, 2013 (Cancelled due t government shutdown and re-scheduled to March 4-5, 2014). Video.

Previously, I was asked to present (slides) my Department of Commerce App Challenge: Big Data Dashboards to the 2012 IOGDC: Virtual Conference on Best Practices From Around the World in Putting Data to Work. I included the following mission statement:

1. Personal:

  • Senior Data Scientist at the US EPA:
    • Completed Data Science Academic Training and Many EPA Data Products
  • Detail to Data.gov:
    • Built Data.gov in An Information Platform
2. Putting Data To Work:
  • Data Journalist for Federal Computer Week and AOL Government:
    • Published Many Data Science Products and Built Own Data Journalism Handbook
  • Data as a First Class Citizen: Data Science and Journalism for Analytic Standards and Audit of Open Data Sites:
    • Working with CKAN, DoD, IC, NCOIC, NIST, OASIS, OMG, OSTP, W3C, etc.
3. The Emergence of Data Science:
  • Built a Data Science Team for the Government Community:
    • “Killer Semantic Web Application” (Semantic MedLine on the new Cray Graph Computer) for the Federal Big Data Senior Steering Group
  • Challenges and Contests Using the Best High Quality Data Sets:
    • Heritage Provider Network Health Prize, Health Data Initiative Forums, TedMed, Department of Commerce App Challenge, etc.

Welcome to Semantic Community.info: Community Infrastructure Sandbox for 2013Edit section

Dominic Sale, new OMB Chief of Data Analytics & Reporting said the new Digital Government Strategy is "treating all content as data." So big data = all your content and here is my matrix for the Third Annual Government Big Data Forum.

 

Four Vs Concept Method Goal Result
Volume and Velocity Big Data=All Content Make all content as data. Federal Digital Government Strategy Knowledge Base
Veracity Web-Linked Data Semantic Web Data Strong Relationships Spreadsheets and Relational and Graph Databases
Value Unified Data Architecture Data Integration Data Ecosystem Network Visualizations
 

Help the Data Transparency Coalition help the 113th Congress with the re-introduction of the Data Act by Building the Federal Financial Information Network in the Cloud for the 113th Congress, January 4, Slides.

Continue to work with Big Data Analytics (e.g. Recorded FutureSpotfire, etc.), Content Analytics and Knowledge Management (e.g. MindTouch), and Semantic Technologies (e.g. Be InformedSemantic Insights, etc.) for data science and data journalism. January 11. Slides.

Help start Open Government Data for Japan (and the US and Europe) with the Right Data (Statistical) with the Right People (Data Scientists) Working on the Right Business Problems (Return on Investment): January 21, Slides.

Help the  Federal Big Data Senior Steering Group with A Semantic Web Strategy for Big Data and to move From the Year of Big Data to the Year of the Data Scientist Working With Big Data,  January 24, Slides.

Help the ACT-IAC AMWGC&T SIG, and ET-SIG with Big Data on Mobile Devices, Collaboration and Transformation, & Government Challenges With Big Data , January 16 and February 23, Slides

Help OMB with Data Visualization Tool Discussion, July 11, Wiki Word Wiki Slides and Tool Requirements Analysis: Tableau, July 15, Wiki Slides, Birst, July 16, Wiki Slides, QlikView, July 17, Wiki Slides, Microsoft, July 19, Wiki Slides, Information Builders, July 23, Wiki Slides, Logi Analytics, July 24, Wiki Slides, SAS, July 26, WikiSlides, IBM (Many Eyes), July 27, Wiki Slides, MicroStrategy, July 29, Wiki Slides, SAP, July 30, Wiki Slides, and Oracle, July 31, Wiki Slides

Welcome to Semantic Community.info: Community Infrastructure Sandbox for 2012Edit section

Mills Davis and Brand Niemann are focusing on Knowledge Computing with Be Informed 4 and Other Advanced Platforms to Build A Digital GovernmentA DoD DCMO Enterprise Information Web (Apps for DOD-Video), the NCOIC-NGA Pilot, and Author Stories for AOL Government.

Our Mantra is: Data Science Precedes the Use of SOA, Cloud, and Semantic Technologies! We use data science to help marketing and business development efforts.

Our Mission is like Googles: Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Our Method is like Be Informed 4: Architectural Diagrams and Questions and Answers are not enough, you need Dynamic Case Management!

Our Sound Byte: It is not just where you put your data (cloud), but how you put it there!

Our Work: Semantically enhancing your data and writing data science stories about it.

Welcome to Semantic Community.info: Community Infrastructure Sandbox for 2011

Mills Davis and Brand Niemann are restarting the Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (by popular demand) and are working on a series of meetings/workshops in 2011 in collaboration with a numbers of groups and individuals based on three things:

1. Mapping Vivek Kundra's 25 point plan to CoPs and individuals,

2. The new OASIS Technical Committee on Transformational Government, and

3. Our very successful SICoP meeting in 2009.

Please see From E-Government to Transformational Government Wiki Page and Slides. Knowledge-Centric Paradigm: A New World of IT Solutions (Slides) (Slides).

 
The ideas we would like to explore with you include how best we might:
  • Harvest and package content from the sorts of meetings & demonstrations we are planning for dissemination through media channels -- publications, digital, events, etc.
  • Collaborate together to develop and conduct a series of educational events that would reach the right audiences as well as benefit all parties involved.
    • See Events Calendar below.

Events Calendar

Semantic Community participates in these activities and events to build semantic data science and semantic interoperability applications. “Just wanted to say how helpful it is that you take notes and share so broadly at these types of events.  Thanks for your ongoing contributions to all the communities of which you are a part.” (Senior US Federal Government Official)

2013

     
Month Event Event Event
January 2013

Data Transparency Coallition, January 4, Capitol Hill. WikiSlides.

MITRE Chief Scientist Briefing, McLean, VA, January 11. Slides.

NIST Cloud Computing AND Big Data Forum & Workshop, January 15-17, Gaithersburg, MD. Wiki

 

Big Data & Activity Based Intelligence, IAC General Membership Meeting, January 16, Falls Church, VA. WikiSlides

 

W3C eGov Special Interest Group, January 21, Open Government Data for Japan (and the US and Europe), Slides (PDF) and Slides (PDF)

 

Federal Big Data Senior Steering GroupWiki and Wiki. January 24, Ballston, VA SlidesSlides
February 2013 February 12-14, Meetings on Open Government Data for Japan, Washington, DC. Slides Final Report (PDF) Final Report (Word) Interim Report (Word) (Wiki) C&T SIG - Government Challenges With Big Data, February 21, Fairfax, VA. WikiSlides NIEM as Big Data in a Network with Data Science, Donna Roy, February 25, Washington, DC. Slides.
March 2013

Government Big Data Symposium, March 5-6, Rosslyn, VA. Matrix and Slides

Big Data Technology Symposium, March 12, Washington, DC. Wiki Slides

ET SIG Big Data Committee Government-only Symposium, March 15, Washington, DC. Wiki

Open DATA METI, March 18. Japan. WikiSlides

FOSE 2013 Blogger & Speaker Meetup, March 21, Vienna, Virginia. Blog and Blog

Workshop & Information Day On Semantics From Research To Reality: Implementing The Semantic Web, March 19-20, Reston, VA. WikiSlides.

Lotico Northern Virginia Semantic Web MeetupLinked Data Book, March 19, WikiSlides

FCIA Domestic Violence Prevention Task Force, March 21, Fairfax Government Center, Fairfax, VA. Blog

April 2013 Government Big Data Forum, April 4, Washington, DC. Blog and Slides.

European Data Forum (EDF) 2013, April 9-10, Dublin, Ireland. Registered. WikiSlides

Interviews for GCN 30th Anniversary Issue & Potomac Institute For Policy Studies Survey on Big Data, April 10, Fairfax, VA. Slides.

2013 Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Advisory Committee (GAC) Meeting, April 11, Arlington, VA. WikiSlides.

TEDMED 2013, April 16-19, Washington, DC. Great Challenges Day Blog and Slides

Big Data Analytics and Applications for Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security Symposium, April 24-25, Rosslyn, VA Story

May 2013

Ontology Summit 2013 Symposium, May 2-3, Gaithersburg, MD.

Cloudera, May 7, Tysons Corner, VA. Blog

Sentiment Analysis Symposium, May 7-8, New York

 

FOSE 2013, May 14-16, Washington, DC. Blog. FOSE Blogger Meetup, May 15. Blog

Open Meeting on Open Research Data Policy, May 16-17, Washington, DC, Wiki

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel, Digital Government Strategy 1-yr Anniversary, Washington, DC. Wiki

Collaboration Across Communities: GIScience 2.0 and Beyond, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. WikiSlides

Data Center Consolidation, May  21-23, Washington, DC. Slides, Wiki.

2013 Be Informed Xperience, May 23. The Hague. Wiki.

June 2013

Health Datapalooza IV, June 3-4, Washington, DC. Blog and Entry Slides Slides Slides Finalists

AFEI Cloud: SOA, Semantics, and Data Science (15th SOA for eGov Conference), June 26-27 (Rescheduled to September 11-12), Washington, DC. Wiki Slides

Managing Big Data For Results, June 20, Washington DC. Wiki GCN

EPA Alumni Association, June 26, Washington, DC.

July 2013

World Open Chess Championship, June 29-July 7, Crystal City, VA. Wiki

NIST Big Data Working Group (NBD-WG), Gaithersburg, MD. Wiki

Healthcare Data Analytics, July 9-10, Rosslyn, VA. Wiki

Data Science DC, July 10, Washington, DC. Wiki

Data Science DC, July 30, Washington, DC. Wiki

 

OMB Data Visualization Tool Discussion, July 11, Washington, DC. Wiki Word Wiki Slides

OMB Data Visualization Tool Requirements Analysis: Tableau, July 15, Wiki Slides

OMB Data Visualization Tool Requirements Analysis: Birst, July 16 Wiki Slides

OMB Data Visualization Tool Requirements Analysis:QlikView, July 17, Wiki Slides

OMB Data Visualization Tool Requirements Analysis: Microsoft, July 19, Wiki Slides

OMB Data Visualization Tool Requirements Analysis: Information Builders, July 23, Wiki Slides

OMB Data Visualization Tool Requirements Analysis: Logi Analytics, July 24, Wiki Slides

OMB Data Visualization Tool Requirements Analysis: SAS, July 26, WikiSlides.

OMB Data Visualization Tool Requirements Analysis: IBM (Many Eyes), July 27, Wiki Slides

OMB Data Visualization Tool Requirements Analysis: MicroStrategy, July 29, Wiki Slides

OMB Data Visualization Tool Requirements Analysis: SAP, July 30, Wiki Slides

OMB Data Visualization Tool Requirements Analysis: Oracle, July 31, Wiki Slides

Agile In Defense Workshop and Meeting, July 23, Crystal City, VA.

Next Generation of Government Summit, July 25-26, Washington, DC. Entry

 
Data Analytics for Government, July 30, Waterview Conference Center, Arlington, Virginia
August 2013

OMB Analytic Data Sets: The President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget as Big Data and The Digital Government Strategy Should Begin with the Budget Analytics 2014, August 1, Data Science DC

White House Project Open Data, August 21, Wiki and Slides for Information Week and W3C eGoverance, August 23 Wiki and Slides for Information Week

 

DC Data Science:Tableau Public Data Sets, August 3

DC Data Science Blog, August 4, Wiki

DC Data ScienceSAS Public Data Sets, August 5

NIST Big Data Working Group (NBD-WG), August 7, Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis

Neo4j in Freebase Meetup, August 27 and Neo4j Tutorial,  August 28, Washington, DC. Wiki Slides

Suppressing, Synthesizing, and Analyzing Confidential Data, Data Science DC, August 28, Arlington, VA. WikiBlog, and CapitolOne Labs

September 2013

Knowledge Sciences Symposium, September 4-5, University Center on the Kent State University Stark Campus, Canton, Ohio, and September 10-11, US Department of Transportation Library at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Knowledge Data Sciences and Semantic Medline Concept Computing Pilots

Data Science DC In Review Blog, September 9

Data Transparency 2013, Data Transparency Coalition, September 10,
Washington, DC. Wiki

AFEI Cloud: SOA, Semantics, and Data Science (15th SOA for eGov Conference), September 10-11), Washington, DC. Wiki Slides Wiki Slides Blog

KM Solutions Showcase, September 11-12, Reston, VA

NCOIC Geospatial Community Cloud Demonstration, September 12, McLean, VA Wiki and Wiki and Slides

Big Data: The State of Federal Data Science, September 18, Vion, Herndon, VA. Slides

Predictive Analytics World, September 18-19, Washington, DC. Wiki

Making the Most of Big Data, GMU and YARCData, September 20, Ballston, VA

Big Data Symposium: Analytics and Applications for Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security, Arlington VA. Story

NIST Big Data Working Group (NBD-WG), Workshop, September 30, Gaithersburg, MD. Wiki

October 2013

Getting Started with Be Informed Personal Edition, Be Free, October 1, and Taxonic White Papers, October 8

The Intersection of Cloud and Mobility, October 1-3, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD (Cancelled due to government shutdown)

Morris Hansen Lecture - Envisioning the 2030 Census, October 3, USDA Auditorium, Washington, DC. (Cancelled due to government shutdown-January 7, 2014)

GraphConnect, October 3-4, San Francisco, California. Wiki

FCIA Domestic Violence Prevention Task Force, October 8, Temple Rodef Shalom Blog and Statement

Be Informed for SEMIC.EU Slides and European Union Open Data Portal Slides, October 14

Linked Data Visualizations for Eurostat Linked Data, October 28, Slides

Data Lessons Learned at Scale, October 16, and Graph Database Meetups, October 22

Cambridge Semantics Webinar, October 22, Wiki

Mark Logic Summit Series: Washington, DC, October 23. Wiki

CNSTAT’s 122nd Meeting, October 24-25, National Academy of Science, Washington, DC. Wiki Slides

HealthCare.gov Congressional Hearing, October 30, Washington, DC. Wiki and Slides

November 2013

Americas DataFest, Immigration Hackathon, November 2-3, Washington, DC. Wiki

Recorded Future User Network (RFUN) Conference, November 7, Washington, DC. Wiki

MyLDS.org with Semantic Data Science for Big Data and MyLDS.org with Personalized Gospel Study, November 8, Salt Lake City, Utah

Federal Big Data Senior Steering GroupWiki  Wiki, November 12, Washington, DC Slides and Wiki   YarcData Videos Demos:  Schizo- 7 minutes,  Cancer-21 minutes 

Data Science for the US Census Bureau and Census Semantic Knowledge Base, November 14, Suitland, MD.Wiki and Slides  Demos: Spotfire 6 and YarcData

Using Semantic Technology to Create Process-driven Documentation, November 19. Wiki (to be rescheduled)

Government BIG DATA Symposium, November 19-20, Rossyln, VA Wiki. Also for W3C eGov Interest Group, November 22

Data Journalism, November 19, Washington Post, Washington, DC WikiNodeXL Blog

Data Science DC, November 21, Washington, DC Blog

Be Informed for HealthCare.gov, November 29, Wiki Slides

Dashboard.healthIT.gov, Novemmber 30, Wiki Slides

 

December 2013

Government IT Forum, December 2-3, Washington, D.C. Proposal Submitted Wiki

Modus Operandi, December 2, Wiki Slides

Hubway Data VIsualization Challenge, December 7 Wiki Slides

GTRA Council Meeting, December 8-10, Wiki (Canceled due to Winter Storm)

Cambridge Semantic Web Meetup, December 10, YarcData

Be Informed Webinar, December 10

John Hopkins Medical Informatics, December 12, Baltimore, MD, Modus OperandiSlides (PDF)

Be Informed for HealthCare.gov, December 13, Wiki Slides Community Example Video

Biometrics Data Analysis Symposium, December 12-13, Rossyln, VA

Data Science Workshop, December 16, Mason Enterprise CenterSemantic Data Science for DoD

Data Science DC, December 17, Washington, DC Blog GMU Course Prerequisities

GDELT DC Hackathon, December 18, Washington, DC, Project Dataset

2012

     
Month Event Event Event
January 2012 Federal New Radio Interview, January 3, AOL Government Story Be Informed 4 Training, January 5, Netherlands. Slides NCOIC-NGA Pilot Presentation, January 20. Slides
February 2012

RootsTech, February 2-4, Salt Lake City. Contest EntryTutorial Slides.

DoD DCMO RFI, February 6. Slides.

Data Science With Spotfire for Opening Government Data for Innovators and Entrepreneurs, February 18. Slides.

 

SemTech and Business Conference, February 6-7, Berlin, Germany (Day 1 and 2)

Federal News Radio Interview, February 16, AOL Government Story February 22, ZDNET Story

Networks & Telecommunications SIG Meeting with GSA's Mark Day, February 27. (Off-the-record)

NCOIC-NGA Pilot Presentation, February 1. Slides

NCOIC-NGA and DoD DCMO Pilot Presentation, February 13. Slides.

NCOIC-NGA Pilot Presentation, February 17 and 20. Slides

DHS 2012 Information Technology Industry Day, February 28.

 

 

March 2012

NCOIC General Plenary Meetings, February 28-29, and March 1. NCOIC-NGA PilotSlides

OMG MeetingsGovernment DTF, March 19-22. Slides and SlidesSemantics and Ontologies for the Intelligence Community – Working toward Standards, March 22.

Government Big Data Forum. March 6

Cybersecurity-Why What and How. March 7

NCOIC-NGA PilotSlides. March 9 and 16. Slides. March 19. NCOIC-NGA PilotSlides.

Challenges and Opportunities in Big Data, March 29. AAAS, Washington, DC

Data.gov Developers Community Space Launched. March 15

NCOIC-NGA PilotSlides. March 23 and 26

Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtables, March 30, Arlington, Virginia. BlogGeo-Region Codes

 

April 2012

13th SOA for e-Government Conference, MITRE, McLean, VA, April 3. NCOIC-NGA PilotSlides

Semantic Search for NSF Decision Making, April 4. Ballston, VA. Slides

FOSE, Washington, DC, April 3-5. Bloggers Meeting, April 4. FOSE Blog

NCOIC-NGA FAA PilotSlides. April 9

Ontology Summit 2012: Ontology for Big Systems, April 12-13. NIST, Gaithersburg, MD. Communique

DoD CIO - NIEM PMO PilotSlides. April 20

Be Informed-Embrace ComplexityGartner 2012 BPM Summit, April 26-27, Baltimore, MD. Slides

DoC App ChallengeSlides. April 24. New MindTouch

Annual Statistical Abstract 2012 (Excel Spreadsheets)

Transparency Camp 2012, April 28-29, GMU Arlington, VA

 

 

May 2012

Connect SB, May 7, Washington, DC. Wiki

NCOIC-NGA Pilot: Demonstration of Demonstrations, May 7. Slides and Slides

Data.gov Developers Community Meeting Presentation. May ??

Big Data Conference, May 8-9, Arlington, VA. Wiki

ACART & Be Informed for EM&I, May 25. Slides

How To Become a Data Scientist With Spotfire 5, May 30, Slides

2012 GTEC Summit: Shared IT Services – From Concept through Implementation, May 20-22, Baltimore, MD. Wiki

Building a Digital Government by ExampleBuilding a Digital Government with US CIO Steve VanRoekel, May 24.

June 2012

SemTech and Business Conference, June 3-7, San Francisco. Press Pass

Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop V, June 5-7, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC. Wiki

OMG Government DTF Meeting, Cambridge, MA. June 18-22. Wiki and SlidesSlides Slides

OMG SmartData Coalition KIckoff Meeting, Cambridge, MA. June 19-20. Wiki.

 

Health Datapalooza, June 5-6, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C. HPN Health PrizeSlides.

U.S.-India Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation, June 11. HealthData.gov

Big Data, June 13-14, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD. Wiki

Text Analytics Summit East, June 12-13. Boston, MA

 

EarthCube - National Data Infrastructure for Earth System Science, June 19, NSF, Wiki

 

NCOIC-NGA Demonstration: Mapping Meeting Slides to Recent Results and Comments, June 1

SEMIC 2012 - Semantic Interoperability Conference 2012, June 18. Brussels

Using Open Data, June 19-20. Brussels. Proposal.

Big Data and the Government Enterprise, June 21, Wiki

 

GTRA Technology Council Meeting, June 24-26, Bedford, PA. Wiki

 

July 2012 International Open Government Data Conference, July 10-12, World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC. WikiPresentation DorobekINSIDER on GovLoop, July 13. Slides  
August 2012 NCOIC Technical Council Meeting, July 31-August, Gaithersburg, MD. Semantic Community Demonstration W3C eGov Meeting, London, August 6. WikiSlides DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) 2 Plenary, August 29, Mitre, McLean, VA. Wiki Slides
September 2012 2012 APDU Conference: The Future of the Federal Statistical System in an Era of Open Government Data, September 12-13, 2012, George Washington University, Washington, DC. Wiki

Big Data Innovation and Social Media & Web Analytics Innovation, September 13-14, Boston, MA. Wiki Blogs Slides

 

 

38 Degrees: An AOL Gov Conference Series, September 19, Washington, DC. Wiki Slides Slides Slides Cancelled

SemTech and Business Conference, September 19-20, London

BIG DATA at the Hill, September 25, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

ACT-IAC Agile Development Executive Panel and Emerging Technology SIG September 2012 Meeting, September 21, Washington, DC

Federal Big Data Senior Steering Group, September 27. Wiki. Moved to January 24th

October 2012

14th SOA for e-Government Conference, MITRE, McLean, VA, October 2. Federation of SOA PilotSlides Slides

Emerging Technology SIG Meeting: Big Data Committee Overview, October 18, Noblis. Wiki

Cybersecurity Conference and Enterprise Mobile and Cloud, October 22-23

Amazon Pubic Sector Summit "Achieving Success in the Cloud", October 10, Renaissance Washington, DC Wiki

Digital Government: The Transformative Power of Communications, October 16. Wiki

2012 CNSTAT Public Seminar, October 19, Washington, DC

STIDS, October 28-29, GMU, Fairfax, VA. Wiki

Recorded Future User Conference, October 16, 2012, Newseum, Washington, DC. Wiki

Federal News Radio Interview, October 16, AOL Government Story

Executive Leadership Conference "Charting a Course", October 28-30, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Wiki

November 2012

Using Data Science Evidence in Public Policy for Big Data and Elections, George Mason University, University Hall, November 1-2. Slides

Spotfire Learning Network for Class Projects, George Mason University, University Hall, November 9.

ACT-IAC 2012 Quadrennial Government Technology Review, November 13, Fairfax, VA. National Security Paper

ACT-IAC Collaboration & Transformation Committee, November 15, Fairfax, VA. WikiSlides

County Health Rankings, George Mason University, University Hall, November 16.

ACT-IAC ET SIG Semantic Web (with Big Data), November 29. GSA Fairfax, VA. Slides

Government Information and Analytics Summit,

November 28-29, Washington, DC. Proposal Wiki Wiki
December 2012

Semantic Search: Magnet for the Needle in the Search Haystack, December 6, 2012, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington DC. Wiki

Hot Topics in Big Data: What You Need to Know Now!.December 11, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Big Data Part II, December 12, Washington, DC. Wiki

NGA Collaboration Forum Outreach Event, December 11, NGA Campus East (NCE), Springfield, VA

Federal New Radio Interview, December 13, AOL Government Story. Wiki and Slides

2011

     
Month Event Event Event
January 2011 Data.gov (ongoing) and Earth Science Information Partnership Data.gov Application, January 3-5 Atlas of Science, January 30 Harvard Symposium, January 11-13
February 2011 Federal Cloud Computing Tutorial, 2nd Annual Cloud Computing for DOD and Government Conference,  February 7-9    
March 2011 GovCloud Book Launched at The National Press Club: Wiki and Blog VIVO Workshop for NIH, March 25-26 Healthy People 2020 Challenge, March 
April 2011 11th SOA for Government, April 12 Annual Statistical Abstract 2011 (Excel Spreadsheets)Ontology Driven Implementation of Semantic Services for the Enterprise Environment (ODISSEE) Workshop, April 12-13, and Ontology Summit, April 18-19 Taxonomy Tuesday, Library of Congress, April 19
May 2011 KM 2011, Tysons Corner, Virginia. May 4th Tutorial. See Knowledge ManagementPresentationsAOL Government Data Blogger Build TOGAF in the Cloud, The Open Group Conference London Conference, May 9-11. May 11th Cloud Panel and May 9-10, UDEF Tools SEMIC.EU Conference, European Commission, Brussels, “Rethinking Semantic Interoperability Through Collaboration”, May 18. Keynote. WikiReportVideoBe Informed.
June 2011 SICoP 2011: Transforming Government through Innovation with Semantic TechnologiesSemTech 2011, San Francisco, California. June 7th SC Session Slides. Also Career Corner, 1-1:30 p.m. Build SemTech 2011 and SemanticWeb.com in the Cloud with Linked Open Data.

Health Data Initiative Forum Bethesda, Maryland, June 9. WikiAnnouncement.

Elsevier/Tetherless World Health and Life Sciences HackathonMashup Ideas, June 27-28. Wiki.

Build the Federal Data Architecture Subcommittee Knowledgebase in the Cloud with Linked Open Data for Semantic Information Modeling for Federation. Wiki and SlidesGovernment Linked Data (GLD) First Face-to-Face Meeting, June 29-30, Arlington, VA.
July 2011

The Open Group Conference, UDEF Adoption Use Case, July 22.

Semantic Interoperability for Enterprise Engineering - Bridging the Chasms, July 26-28. Moved to April 2012. UDEF Panel Session, July 27. Previous.

3rd Annual DoD SOA & Semantic Technology Symposium, July 13-14. Agenda and Presentation (Actual) in WikiSIRATraining.

Semantic Data Architecture for DoD’s Federal Shared Services, July 27, Done by Semantic Community in Preparation for Joining Binary Group.

Presentation to the Data.gov Semantic Web/Linked Data Team, July 27, 2011. Slides.

 

 

Crowdsourcing: The Art and Science of Open Innovation, July 18

FOSE, July 19-21

Webinar: A Primer for Data Methodology in the Cloud: Making Data Governance Work in Hybrid Environments, July 28. (Recording). Slides

August 2011 VIVO Conference, August 24-26. Wiki. LandWarNet, August 22-25. Wiki (Username: guest and Password: guest)  
September 2011

Geospatial Summit, September 13-14. Wiki.

Growing Communities of Karst, September 12-14

Cloud-Enabled Government Conference & Expo, September 22, 2011

Distributed Federated Content Management of Trusted Reference Knowledge for www.sdi.gov and web-services.gov, September 15

Semantic Tech and Business London, September 26-27

EPA Apps for the Environment Challenge, September 16. Phase I (Making EPA Data More Useful in the Cloud) and Phase II (Chesapeake Bay Program Stats and Indicators). Slides and Video.

Federal Spending Episode 6 - Transparency via Dashboards, Reports and Queries, September 22, 2011

Silver Spotfire 2 Launched at TUCON, September 27.

 

October 2011

12th SOA for Government, October 11. Press Release.

IPv6:  Enabling Next-Generation Agency Operations Conference & Expo, October 13, 2011

AWS Cloud Summit II, October 18, 2011

Latest Cloud Case Studies: Federal Cloud Computing: From Business Cases to Pilots to Implementations, Data Center Consolidation Conference, October 3-5. WikiSlides

 
November 2011

EarthCube Charrette, November 1-4. AOL Government Story

Brand Niemann at Binary Group, August 5-November 4

Enterprise Architecture Conference, November 8-10

 

Sentiment Analysis Symposium, November 9, San Francisco, CA

Build Systems of Systems in the Cloud: Tutorial, FAA/NextGen Meeting, November 9 (Slides)

METI Desktop-as-a Service Meeting, November 10

EPA Apps for the Environment FormWiki, November 8, Rosslyn, VA. AOL Government Story

Federal News Radio: Lessons for Managing Dashboards, November 10, Wiki and Slides

MarkLogic Government Summit, November 16. AOL Government Story

December 2011

DoD EIW RFI, East Coast Industry Day Event, November 30, Kellogg Conference Hotel, Washington, DC. ResponseUpdated Response.

Semantic Tech and Business DC, November 29-December 1. Submitted: PowerPoint and PDF and Presented: PowerPointPDF, and PowerPoint

Nanoinformatics 2011, December 7-9, AOL Government Story

CyberSecurity Conference, December 8-9. AOL Government Story

OMG Semantic Information Modeling for Federation RFP, December 13

NCOIC for NGA Kickoff (password required), December 15. Wiki and SlidesAOL Government Story

TIBCO Global Architecture Group Practice Solution Products, December 14

A DoD DCMO Enterprise Information Web, December 18

 

AOL Government Stories

Breaking Media relaunches former AOL b-to-b sites

Source: http://www.btobonline.com/article/20130604/MEDIABUSINESS1202/306039992/breaking-media-relaunches-former-aol-b-to-b-sites

Posted on: 6/4/13

By Marie Griffin

AOL Defense, AOL Energy and AOL Government were sold in February 2013 for an undisclosed sum to Breaking Media, a b-to-b digital media company that publishes Above the Law for the legal profession, Dealbreaker for the financial industry and Fashionista, a news site for people working in the fashion industry and consumers who follow it.

AOL Defense, AOL Energy and AOL Government had comprised a unit called AOL Industry, which was formed in early 2011, around the same time AOL was finalizing its $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post. Although originally conceived as a b-to-b network that would extend into several verticals, AOL Industry went no further than the three original sites, which were launched in May and June 2011.

Early last month, BreakingMedia reintroduced the sites with new designs and new names—Breaking Energy, Breaking Defense and Breaking Gov. They were also moved to Breaking Media's WordPress-based content management system.

Breaking Media CEO John Lerner said the company's network of six sites now attracts about 5 million unique monthly visitors. “The acquisition probably increased our reach by 33%,” he said.

“The energy and defense markets intrigued us because there is synergy between them and finance and law,” Lerner said. “We touch those areas from a content perspective in our other websites.” One example of that synergy occurred during a recent networking event in Houston for Above the Law, where the Breaking Energy editor was invited to join the discussion.

The fit for Breaking Gov was not as obvious as it was for the energy and defense sites. “We're still working on the model,” Lerner said. “While our other sites serve niche vertical markets, government is very broad. We have heavy readership in government agencies [such as] the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense through our other sites, so we're currently posting government-related stories from those industries to Breaking Gov.”

Five staffers from AOL's Industry unit have joined Breaking Media, two editors each for Breaking Energy and Breaking Defense as well as a salesperson. The additions bring the company's total employee tally to about 25. “Each of our sites has its own editorial team,” Lerner said, “but sales, business development, technology and other functions are centralized.”

Lerner, who became CEO of the seven-year-old company in August 2010, is a b-to-b digital media veteran. In 2000, he became VP-general manager of VNU Business Media's e-media division, which he ran until 2007, when he joined F+W Media as exec VP-e-media.

Breaking Media's primary revenue stream is from digital advertising, but the company recently branched out with small sponsored events. “Events are a big push for us. We'll be doing 18 to 20 this year,” Lerner said. “Our third revenue stream will be research. We're data mining our audience and getting insights from them.”

As far as future acquisitions, Lerner said, “We are looking to grow the company organically and, if the right opportunity comes along, we'll grow through acquisitions as well.”

Media Advisory Partners was Breaking Media's financial adviser on the deal.

AOL Government Celebrates First Anniversary, July 12, 2012

To our many AOL Government friends and contributors:

“It was a year ago this afternoon, when the pages of a new website called AOL Government began propagating across the Internet, offering a fresh perspective on the business of government.”

I thought you might appreciate seeing a column I just posted a few minutes ago in which I mention the occasion of our first anniversary….and pay tribute to our many contributors…

http://gov.aol.com/2012/07/12/aol-government-celebrates-first-anniversary/

I wish I could acknowledge you all by name.  But please accept my sincere thanks for the role each of you have played in suggesting ideas, providing feedback, and contributing articles over the past year.

With appreciation and  best regards,

Wyatt Kash

Editorial Director -  AOL Government

Dulles, VA and Washington, DC

703 265 8074   |   917 930 8531 (Mobile) 

Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/WyattKash

http://twitter.com/#!/AolGov

Data Journalism Handbook

Note: This is my Data Journalism Handbook like the other Data Journalism Handbook Beta and new Data Science Library

Note: Fix Older (Version 3.2) Spotfires with Version 4.0

AOL Government Data BloggerNote: Also See A Spotfire Gallery and Spotfire Blog. Note: NA Means Not Applicable. Note: See Early Stories For Possible Use.

2013

In Process: Open Data for Open ScienceEC Open Data Policy,TechStat

Date (s) Title Metadata Data Analytics Slides Comment: These URLs no longer work so they were deleted
February 18, 2013 Spotfire 5 Users Guide Dashboard MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
January 17, 2013 Canada's Shared Services Cloud Upstages Federal CIO Van Roekel at NIST Cloud AND Big Data Event MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
January 14, 2013 My EPA Green Apps Data App MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
January 7, 2013 From the Year of Big Data to the Year of the Data Scientist Working With Big Data MindTouch

Excel and 

Excel

Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
January 7, 2013 The Data Transparency Coalition:   Building the Federal Financial Information Network in the Cloud for the 113th  Congress MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS

2012

Date (s) Title Metadata Data Analytics Slides Comment: These URLs no longer work so they were deleted
December 25, 2012 Federal Government Going in Different Directions on Data and Information Sharing MindTouch Excel Spotfire

PowerPoint

and PowerPoint

AOL CMS
December 14, 2012 What's on My Dashboard Today?: The Fiscal Cliff Into the Abyss MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
December 11, 2012 Big Data Intelligence Agencies Need Agile Acquisition MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
December 10, 2012 What's on My Dashboard Today?: The SEER Cancer Database MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
December 4 2012 What's on My Dashboard Today?: The District of Columbia Data Catalog and 311 Message Service MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
December 1, 2012 What's on My Dashboard Today?: Governmentwide Acquisition Contract Dashboard MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint Federal New Radio Interview
November 27, 2012 What's on My Dashboard Today?: Green Energy for the Government Information and Analytics Summit

MindTouch 1

and 2

Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
November 25, 2012 The Advanced Mobility Working Group is Where the Action Is and Can Be for Digital Government Content! MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
November 23, 2012 What's on My Dashboard Today?: Election Graphic Does Not Really Show or Tell How Obama Won MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
November 22, 2012 A Semantic Web Strategy for Big Data Discussion Meeting MindTouch     PowerPoint AOL CMS
November 15, 2012 What's on My Dashboard Today? Great East Japan Earthquake Statistics MindTouch Excel Spotfire

PowerPoint

and PowerPoint

AOL CMS
November 15, 2012 What's on My Dashboard Today? The County Health Rankings MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
November 14, 2012 What is the ACT - IAC and What Does it Do? MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
November 5, 2012 The EuroStat Regional Yearbook for Semantic Interoperability MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
November 5, 2012 Return to Campus to Teach and Learn Spreadsheets-to-Dashboards and Data Science Innovation MindTouch

Excel

(1 & 2)

Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
October 31, 2012 EPA Indicators of Our Health and Environment Updated and Improved MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
October 29, 2012 Semantic Interoperability Conference 2012: Get Back to the Future! MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint? The Common’s problem is
October 24, 2012 Using Data Science as Evidence in Public Policy With Big Data and Elections MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
October 18, 2012 Protests as Temporal Analytics MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
October 17, 2012 Digital Government: The Transformative Power of Visual Communications and Little Bets MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
October 12, 2012 The Post-Digital Enterprise: A Real Example MindTouch

Excel

(1 & 2)

Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
October 11, 2012 EnergyData.gov: Fact Checking Comes Up Short MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) Federal News Radio Interview
October 3, 2012 Open Data Exchange Will Help NIEM and the ISE-PM With Its Problems MindTouch       AOL CMS
September 26, 2012 Predictive Analytics for Medicare Big Data MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
September 26, 2012 Linkedin Provides Big Data Results on Growing and Shrinking Industries for White House MindTouch     PowerPoint (NA)  
September 25, 2012 BIG DATA at the Hill: Demystified and Actionable MindTouch        
September 24, 2012 ACT-IAC Agile Development MindTouch        
September 23, 2012 DataTable.org Instead of Just Data.gov MindTouch

Excel

 (1 ,23)

Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
September 22, 2012 SafetyData.gov Review: Long On Text, Short On Data Tables MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
September 12, 2012 Open Government Data and Statistical Data: Haven't We Been Here Before? MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
September 9, 2012 Semantic Analytics and Dynamic Case Management for the DoD DoDAF 2.0 MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
September 2, 2012 Top 10 datasets on data.gov: A closer look MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
September 1 and 26, 2012 Big Data Innovation

MindTouch

Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
August 24, 2012 Fixing Enterprise Architecture by Making It Decision Support MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (IP) AOL CMS
August 24, 2012 Presidential Innovation Fellows and Building Blocks Announced Three Years After the Suggestion Was Made MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
August 23, 2012 ISE is in a State of Confusion MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (IP) AOL CMS
August 22, 2012 DoDAF 2.0 Information Sharing and Federation MindTouch

Excel and

Excel

Spotfire PowerPoint (IP) AOL CMS
August 15, 2012 Imagine if the ISE Did Not Even Know How to Use the Web Effectively MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
August 11, 2012 Agile Development and Beyond With Be Informed

MindTouch &

MindTouch

Excel Spotfire   AOL CMS
August 8, 2012 OGDC 2012: The Data on Corruption

MindTouch &

MindTouch

Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
August 8, 2012 Data Innovation and Creativity: Which Should We Be Doing? MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
August 8, 2012 Top Ten Guardian Data Stories - What We Learn About Data Journalism MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
July 31, 2012 Strategic Use of Analytics in Government: An Analytic Data Center MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
July 27, 2012 2012 London Olympics Funding and Olympic Medal History MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
July 18, 2012 AOL Government 38 Degrees Unleashing the Power of Government Data MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
July 17, 2012 FedStat.net: Commemorating over 135 years of making statistics available to citizens everywhere MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
July 16, 2012 FedStat.gov: Celebrating over 15 years of making statistics from more than 100 agencies available to citizens everywhere MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
July 13, 2012 Is There a Business Case for Open Government Data? MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint  
July 12, 2012 Putting the 2012 IOGDC Data To Work MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
July 8, 2012 43 Nations Now Offer A Million Government Data Sets MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
July 5, 2012 Beautiful Spreadsheet Data for EPA Envirofacts Warehouse Metadata and API   Information Platform MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
June 30, 2012 Beautiful Data MindTouch Excel Spotfire (1 & 2) PowerPoint  
June 28, 2012 An Open Letter to My Former CIO at EPA, Malcolm Jackson MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
June 27, 2012 Imagination at Work! Unleash Your Creativity with Our Census API MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
June 26, 2012 Data Journalism Handbook MindTouch Excel Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA AOL CMS
June 24, 2012 Digital Agenda For Europe: Data as first-class citizen MindTouch

Excel

(multiple)

Spotfire (1,2,& 3) PowerPoint (NA)  
June 21, 20112 Data Evolution in the Government Enterprise: Will It Still Be Big Data Next Year? MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
June 20, 2012 BusinessUSA.gov Their APIs Can be Data Interfaces MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
June 20, 2012 Sebelius and Park Blog the Health Datapalooza Without Data To Support Their Claims MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
June 18, 2012 SemTech 2012 MindTouch        
June 15, 2012 Outstanding student loans on track to hit a record high of more than $1 trillion this year MindTouch

Excel

(1 & 2)

Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
June 7, 2012 U.S.-India Joint Commission on Science and Technology Cooperation Announces Accomplishments MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)?  
June 5, 2012 Health Datapalooza: A Model Of Innovation MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)?  
June 4, 2012 NIST Hosts Big Data Conference Forum MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
June 4, 2012 NIST Hosting Cloud Computing Forum MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
May 24, 2012 Building a Digital Government by Example MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
May 15, 2012 Map It Once, Use It Many Times Act of 2012 MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
May 14, 2012 Expoliting Linked Data with BI Tools MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire PowerPoint  
May 14, 2012 Big Data: Volume and Value Really Matter MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
May 10, 2012 Visualization of the Osama bin Laden Letters MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
May 7, 2012 ConnectSB: Doing More (Work) with More (Talent) MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
May 4, 2012 The End of Federal Centralized IT Is In Sight MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
May 4, 2012 Embracing Complexity of Business Processes with Simpler Implementations MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
May 1, 2012 Showcase of NLM's APIs: Just Show Me the Data MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
May 1, 2012 Invitation to International Open Government Data Conference MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
April 24, 2012 Department of Commerce App Challenge: Question for Todd Park About Big Data MindTouch Excel Spotfire Dashboards PowerPoint  
April 11, 2012 Geo-Region Codes Prototype MindTouch

Excel and 

Excel

Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) Tom Christoffel
April 9, 2012 Big Data Systems First Need Data Science and Knowledge Bases and Not Ontologies MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
April 5, 2012 Cloud 2.0 A New Acquisition Strategy to Get the Voice of Industry in a Working On-Line On-Demand Service Demonstration of Big Data MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
March 29, 2012 Semantic Medline MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
March 28, 2012 HPN Health Prize for Health Data Palooza MindTouch

Excel

(Private)

Spotfire PowerPoint HDI 3 Submission
March 25, 2012 Challenges and Opportunities in Big Data MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
March 23, 2012 Semantics and Ontologies for the Intelligence Community Working Toward Standards

MindTouch and

MindTouch

Excel and 

Excel

Spotfireand Spotfire PowerPoint  
March 23, 2012 NIST and GSA Need the Cloud Standards Customer Council to Build Trust Between Providers and Suppliers MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
March 19, 2012 Open Geospatial Consortium MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
March 17, 2012 From Catalyst to Semantic Synthesis - How the IC Finds More Needles in Bigger Haystacks MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
March 16, 2012 A Plan for Scaling NIEM to Big Data MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
March 12, 2012 Ethics.Data.gov MindTouch Excel

Spotfire  (417 MB)

PowerPoint AOL CMS
March 10, 2012 Federal IT Dashboard in Motion MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
March 10, 2012 Data.gov Developers Community Space Launched- Is Dr. Merkin In the House? MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
March 9, 2012 Health Datapalooza Needs Real Innovation Investment MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
March 6, 2012 Cybersecurity-Why What and How MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) AOL CMS
March 6, 2012 Intelligence Community Loves Big Data MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
March 1, 2012 Data Science Visualizations Past Present and Future MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
February 29, 2012 Getting the President's Emergency Messages Out MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
February 29, 2012 Google Needs to Use Our Personal Information to Compete with Facebook MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
February 26, 2012 The Value Potential of Big Data to Government: Parsing and serving it up “small" MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
February 18, 2012 Open Innovator's Toolkit-Taking the Challenge MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint AOL CMS
February 16, 2012 Federal Budget Presentation Needs a Makeover at the Whitehouse and GPO MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
February 11, 2012 GPO Migrating Data To Increase Reach - Then It Should Innovate With Semantic Search MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
February 10, 2012 Big Data is going Broad According to Government Internet Guru Jim Hendler MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
February 8, 2012 SmartGrid and Cloud Computing: Similarities in Innovation MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
February 7, 2012 DoD Enterprise Information Web Market Research for Innovation MindTouch

Excel

(multiple)

Spotfire and

Be Informed 4 (multiple)

PowerPoint  
February 6, 2012 Open Energy Information (OpenEI): Look at Our (not quite) Cutting-Edge Innovations MindTouch Excel Spotfire (in process) PowerPoint (NA)  
February 1, 2012 Federal IT Shared Services Strategy-An Invitation to CIO Steven VanRoekel MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) Federal News Radio Interview
January 29. 2012 Private Sector Jobs Creation - Kudos to the Bureau of Labor Statistics MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
January 29. 2012 Now Data.gov Wishes It Were CKAN (The Open Source Data Portal) MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
January 27, 2012 Aneesh Chopra: Government as a Platform - Commentary MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
January 26, 2012 Data On Government Data Center Closings Remains Spotty MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
January 24, 2012 Super Bowl Predictions And The Art Of Improving Government Performance MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
January 14, 2012 Dynamic Case Management for the VA Blue Button Initiative MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
January 19, 2012 2011 Natural Disasters Costliest on Record MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
January 17, 2012 Vivek Kundra Misses The Mark Again - Commentary MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
January 14, 2012 Data Science for the Government Community MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
January 12, 2012 Be Informed 4 - They really got it! MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
January 12, 2012 A Beginner's Guide to Twitter and TwitSprout MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)

 

January 10, 2012 Data.gov and NASA Prize Money - Where does this get us better services? MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
January 3, 2012 David Furnish-My Personal Family History Dashboard MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint Withdrawn

2011

Date (s)

Title Metadata Data Analytics Slides Comment: These URLs no longer work so they were deleted
December 26, 2011 A Search for Veterans Benefits: It Needs a Make Over MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
December 22, 2011 Government Retirement: A Positive Personal Experience MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
December 20, 2011 Ask them if it follows Gall's Law before spending money on it MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
December 13, 2011 A Quint for Cross Information Sharing and Integration in the Intelligence Community

MindTouch and

Mindtouch

Excel and 

Excel

Spotfire and Spotfire PowerPoint  
December 7, 2011 Apparent changes (better and worse) in Chespeake Bay water quality were largely the consequence of inflow differences MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
December 5, 2011 Every Medal of Honor Recipient Deserves a Web Address! MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  NA
December 3, 2011 DoD Needs Data Science for Semantic Interoperability RFI and Audit Readiness Deadline MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)  
November 26, 2011 METI Adopts Desktop-As-A-Service Cloud Computing MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA)

 

November 23, 2011 Social Media - Six Degrees of Separation and Now Even Less MindTouch

Excel and 

Excel

Spotfire PowerPoint  
November 18, 2011 Energy Usage Analysis System-An example of Data.gov's limitations MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA)  
December 6, 2011 Army Cyber Warrior of the Future: Patriotic and Trustworthy Geeks Wanted MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
December 23, 2011 Creative Commons: Licensing Government Data And Services?

MindTouch

Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
December 9, 2011 Open Government Report Card-Not Data.gov but An Ecosystem of Data Apps MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
December 5, 2011 Data.gov Goes To India - But It Still Needs More Work MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
December 5, 2011 Data.gov.uk - What's Not to Like MindTouch

Excel,

Excel,  and 

Excel

Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
December 2, 2011 What Government Can Learn From Moneyball, Baseball Stats And Albert Pujols MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
November 30, 2011 Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation Needs Yet Another Generation MindTouch

Excel (80MB), 

Excel, and 

Excel

Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
November 30, 2011 Army's Resource Forest Is Good Metaphor For System Of Systems Approach MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire Dashboard PowerPoint (NA) NA
November 29, 2011 Data.gov Geospatial Platform Needs 'Data Life Cycle' Management MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint See To Do List of URLs
November 23, 2011 What Occupy Wall Street And Gini Coefficient Say About Inequality MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
November 18, 2011 DoD Seeks IT Interoperability With Enterprise Information Web MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint and PowerPoint Response.Updated Response.
November 17, 2011 Big Data: Big Problem, Big Answer for the CIA MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
November 16, 2011 Re-Thinking Defense: Budgets, Debt Reduction and the Industrial Base MindTouch Excel Spotfire PDF NA
November 16, 2011 The Army Corp of Engineers: A Knowledge Management and  Social Media Tutorial MindTouch (NA) Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
November 12, 2011 Mapping The President's Budget For Fiscal Year 2012 MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
November 11, 2011 EarthCube Shows How Collaboration Is Changing Geoscience Research MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint Proposal
November 9, 2011 EPA Announces Apps For The Environment Contest Winners MindTouch and MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint Also PowerPoint
October 31, 2011 Build The NIEM Information Exchange Clearinghouse In The Cloud MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint NA
October 31, 2011 VA's 'Blue Button for All Americans' Contest Expands Personal Health Records MindTouch Excel Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
October 31, 2011 In Search Of Practical Ways To Share IT Services In Government MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint NA
October 27, 2011 Four Lessons Learned Using Dashboards in Government MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint Federal News Radio Interview
October 20, 2011 Message At Amazon Cloud Summit: Provisioning Instead of Procurement MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
October 18, 2011 Census Data - What Is Coming And Going MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
November 29, 2011 Super Committee - What Are They Saying MindTouch Excel

Spotfire

PowerPoint (NA) Recorded Future
September 29, 2011 Super Committee: Who Are These Guys? MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
September 23, 2011 Illness Tracking: Real-Time Infection Information Would Improve Patient Care MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
September 14, 2011 Geospatial Summit 2011: Innovation Behind National Hydrography Data Set MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire FIX PowerPoint (NA) NA
September 10, 2011 Federal Excess Properties-We can't ignore data MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
September 9, 2011 Traumatic Brain Injury in the Military: The Numbers And The Knowledge To Help MindTouch

Excel and 

Excel

Spotfire PowerPoint NA
September 8, 2011 Recovery.gov: A Good Start But Show Us All the Missing Data MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
August 19, 2011 What Data.gov And Agencies Can Learn From NY Times Topic Model MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint NA
August 18, 2011 Using Social Media Comments To Speculate About Future Cyber Events MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) Recorded Future
August 18, 2011 Our World of Negative Debt - Are We Near the Tipping Point? MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
August 16, 2011 Visualizing Who Is Talking About 'Gov 2.0' On The Internet MindTouch and MindTouch Excel

Spotfire and

Spotfire

PowerPoint and PowerPoint Recorded Future
August 16, 2011 Linked Open Data on the Use of Social Media Across the U.S. Government MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
August 8, 2011 The Growth of Newspapers: The Actual Data is More Revealing Than the Map MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
August 1, 2011 Tracking Talk About The Debt Ceiling: What The Internet Says About Our Future MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) Recorded Future
July 23, 2011 Public Debt: Congressional Charts Plot Need For Action MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
July 21, 2011 Parsing Obama's Town Hall Tweets MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) Searchtastic
July 20, 2011 Our Mountain of Debt: Seeing And Understanding the Numbers MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
July 15, 2011 Cartwright, McGrath say semantic interoperability will drive DoD's information environment MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
July 13, 2011 Mapping 2011 Federal Data Center Consolidation Update: Better data but over half the data centers are still not shown MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint NA
July 13, 2011 Federal Data Center Map: Why Are Over Half The Data Centers Missing? MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint NA
July 8, 2011 DataCatalogs.org MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
July 7, 2011 Charts of the Day MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
July 7, 2011 Infograph: Open Government Projects MindTouch

Excel and 

Excel

Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
July 7, 2011 The Social Media Navigator MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) Relates to Procurement Collaboration Platform Below
May 30, 2011 Semantics MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
May 14, 2011 Show Me The Data MindTouch Excel Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) NA
May 10, 2011 TwitSprout MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) NA
May 9, 2011 EPA Radiation Monitoring MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) IN PROCESS
May 7, 2011 Procurement Collaboration Platform MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint (NA) GSA Keeps Trying to do this!
 

Federal Computer Week Stories

Note: NA means Not Applicable

Date (s) Title Metadata Data Analytics Slides Comments
OpEd submitted to FCW, January 12, 2011, and published January 27, 2011 Making Individuals Into Information Architects and Preservationists MindTouch Excel Spotfire (NA) PowerPoint  
OpEd submitted to FCW, February 9, 2011. Published March 18, 2011 Data Services - What Data.gov and Many Other Things Should Be Semantic Community.net Excel Spotfire PowerPoint Spotfire
OpEd submitted to FCW, February 12, 2011. Published March 10, 2011 Federal Cloud Computing: It can really happen if we can do our own IT! MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
OpEd submitted to FCW, February 19, 2011 Gov 2.0 Platform Data Services with Cloud Computing: OMB Earmarks Database MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint (NA) Not published
OpEd submitted to FCW, March 12, 2011. Published March 25, 2011 Gov 2.0 Platform Data Services with Cloud Computing: HealthDataGov MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint Spotfire
OpEd submitted to FCW, March 15, 2011. Published March 23, 2011 What’s In a Name for Open Government Data Sets?: Everything! MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint  
OpEd submitted to FCW, March 31, 2011 Build Health Care Data Analytics in the Cloud: How patient and provider data can be used to promote economic growth, improved health care, and save taxpayer’s money MindTouch Excel (NA)

Spotfire

PowerPoint Not published
OpEd submitted to FCW, April 4, 2011 The Open Government Research and Development Summit: Ed Tufte Should Have Been in the House and Sooner! MindTouch Excel Spotfire PowerPoint Not published
June 06, 2011 Empowering the new problem solvers MindTouch Excel (NA) Spotfire Dashboard Examples PowerPoint My Birthday! And I had another one on June 6, 2012!
 

Data Science Products

These are the Data Science Products produced as part of my work as a federal government employee and for my graduate class assignments. They are posted here to document Brand Niemann's career of public service.

In Process (see Tutorial and Migration Database)

 

Topic Metadata Data Analytics Presentation Comments
Migration to the MindTouch  Technical Communications Suite This Wiki (the whole thing!) Excel Spotfire (in process) Data Science Class Final Assignment Slides Finished!
Performance.gov This Wiki Excel Spotfire (in process) Slides Leadership for a Networked World Fall 2010 Term Final Briefing Paper
Debt Reduction Task Force This Wiki Excel Spotfire (in process) Slides Leadership for a Networked World Fall 2010 Term Final Briefing Paper
Social Business Intelligence from Open Government Data This Wiki Excel (multiple) Spotfire  Dashboard Examples (multiple) Slides Leadership for a Networked World Fall 2010 Term Final Briefing Paper
2010 Open Government Data Benchmark Study This Wiki Excel Spotfire Slides (none) The Socrata Study in Spotfire!
Atlas of Science This Wiki Excel Spotfire Slides Phase I for FESIP Winter Meeting Poster and Phase II for Exhibit Submission (January 30, 2011)
2010 Census This Wiki Excel Spotfire Slides (none) 2010 Census Anaytics in Spotfire: Don't Let A Map Get in the Way of Your Census Data
Federation of Earth Science Information Partners Winter Meeting This Wiki Excel Spotfire Slides (same as above) Phase I for Inventory and Phase II for Multiple Data.gov Applications
From E-Government to Transformational Government This Wiki Excel (in process) Spotfire (in process) Slides Series of Meetings in 2011
Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF) and Air Force OneSource This Wiki and This Wiki Excel and Excel

Spotfire and

Spotfire

Slides and Slides Using Spotfire as a UDEF and Air Force OneSource Tool, February 7, 2011, San Diego, CA
EPA Ontology This Wiki Excel Spotfire Semantic eScience Class Term Assignment Slides Finish the Data Dictionary and Use COE
Build Data Catalogs in the Cloud in Support of Data.gov and EPA's Strategic Data Action Plan This Wiki ExcelExcelExcel, and Excel Spotfire Data Science Class Assignment 2 Slides Used O'Reilly Extraction of Data.gov Data Catalog Using Beautiful Soup Parser, August 2010. This can be repeated periodically.
Build Your Own Data.gov Mashup-of-Mashups Catalog in the Cloud This Wiki Excel Spotfire Slides Migration Done. Data Science Class Assignment 4
White House Visitor Records Online June 25 2010 (April 30, 2010), and October 29, 2010 This Wiki (also April 30, 2010) and This Wiki Large CSV from White House

Spotfire   (Spotfire) and  Spotfire

Slides and Slides (none) Now about 800.000 visitor records!
One EPA Web: Information as Product This Wiki 32 Cases - Each with Excel Files

Spotfire Dashboards

(multiple)

Slides Integrate the data and the metadata and integrate the statistical and geospatial data visualizations.
Getting to the 'five stars' of Linked Open data for Nanoinformatics This Wiki Excel Spotfire Slides Participating in the development of the strategic plan for the next five years.
EPA 2010 Environmental Information Symposium in Support of One EPA and Strategic Planning This Wiki Excel Spotfire Slides (none) Note: URLs for slides need to be updated.
2010 Annual Statistical Abstract This Wiki Excel Spotfire Slides (none) Migration Done. Need to finish ontology table.
Activities Directory: December 10, 2007 to present This Wiki Page Excel Spotfire Slides (Tutorial) URL's need to be updated from migration
Build Network Centricity in the Cloud This Wiki Page Excel

Spotfire 

Spotfire (Mark Bowler)

Slides Semantic eScience Class Assignment 2
Budget Projections Spreadsheet-to-Spotfire Pilot This Wiki Excel Spotfire Slides (none) Demo for Harvard Students in Leadership for a Networked World Fall 2010 Term
Scientific Data Management for Government Agencies This Wiki Excel

Spotfire and

Spotfire

Slides (none) URL's need to be updated from migration
Chesapeake Bay Barometer This Wiki Excel and Excel Spotfire Slides Links in each indicator need to be updated from migration.
Community Health Data Visualizations This Wiki Excel (an example of lots)

Spotfire and

Spotfire

Slides Links in each database tab need to be updated from migration.
EnvironmentalStats for S-PLUS This Wiki Text files  Spotfire Slides Completed
Interpretation of Environmental Data This Wiki Excel Spotfire Slides Completed
White House Salaries This Wiki Excel Spotfire Slides  
Federal IT Dashboard This Wiki Excel Spotfire Slides (none) Update with new data
 

Semantic Community Leaders

Brand NiemannEdit section

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Former U.S. EPA Data Architect: Data Architecture and Data Science for Now and the Future

Former U.S. EPA Senior Enterprise Architect and Data Scientist (Video-Short and Video-Complete)

See PARS 2009-2010 (Word), IDP (Word), Fact Sheet (Word), and My Open Gov Plan (Wiki). See 2008-2006.

EPA 40th Anniversary: In Your WordsEdit section

Thank you for helping us commemorate EPA's 40th Anniversary! Tell us in 250 words or less what this anniversary means to you.
 
You can share your reflections on the agency, highlight what you think EPA's greatest accomplishments have been, or tell us about your personal experience with the agency and what it has meant to you to be a part of creating healthier families, cleaner communities and a stronger America.
 
Your submissions will be used to shape and inform materials for our upcoming 40th Anniversary festivities, culminating on December 2, 2010.
 
Michael Moats, Chief Speechwriter, Office of the Administrator
 
It has been and honor and privilege to work at EPA for more than 30 years now. I started as an IPA from the University of Illinois, became a Special Assistant to Administrator Ruckelshaus who had me work on the Acid Rain Problem and have evolved to a Data Scientist working on Putting Your Desktop in the Cloud in Support of the Open Government Directive and a Data.gov Semantic - seehttp://semanticommunity.net/

Brief BioEdit section

Brand Niemann, Senior Enterprise Architect and Data Scientist (August 3, 1980 - November 27, 2010). I am Brand Niemann, the former Senior Enterprise Architect in the Agency (ITSPB/MISD/OTOP), having completed 30 years of EPA service on August 3, 2010.

I worked on assignment by EPA's former CIO (Kim Nelson) and CTO (Mark Day) for the Federal CIO Council during 2002-2007 on a series of assignments (Founding Chair of the Web Services Working GroupSemantic Interoperability Community of Practice, and Federal SOA Community of Practice, and as Executive Secretariat of the Best Practices Committee).

 
I have written an online book "A New Enterprise Information Architecture and Data Management Strategy for the U.S. EPA and the Federal Government", Put My EPA Desktop in the Cloud to Support the Open Government Directive and Data.gov/semantic (in response to Vivek Kundra's call), and implemented A Gov 2.0 Platform for Open Government in a Data Science Library (in response to Aneesh Chopra's call). Business Analytics Informational Fact Sheet.

Please see http://semanticommunity.net/ where we have used two tools in the Amazon Cloud (Mindtouch and Spotfire) to extract, transform, and load a number of EPA and Federal databases to produce more transparent, open, and collaborative business analytics applications. We are also using the Concept-Map Ontology Environment (COE).

My email address is bniemann@cox.net

Mills DavisEdit section

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Mills Davis served as co-chair of Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (2003-2007). He is managing directior of Project10X. His email address is mdavis@project10x.com

Disclaimers and Legal Notes

This site is not managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Content presented on this site represents the contributions of Semantic Community participants. EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided on this site or any linked site. Participation in and information provided for this site by EPA employees does not constitute endorsement by EPA or any of its employees of the sponsors or products presented on the site. Please be aware the privacy protection provided on the EPA.gov domain may not be available on this site.

Past Activities

Name Purpose Contact URL Comment
1105 Media GovInfo Web 2.0 Wiki Pilot Document Events Wyatt Kash 1105 Media

Meeting on January 11, 2010

FOSE 2001, July 17-19, 2011. Proposal Submitted on Social Business Intelligence from Open Government Data

2010 Annual Statistical Abstract Create Ontology Lars B. Johanson Chief, Statistical Compendia Branch Census Bureau Finish Level 1 Ontology Table. Look for 2011 Version. 1-800-923-8282.
Atlas of Science   Katy Borner Atlas of Science  
Best Practices Document Past Sonny Bhagowalia CIOC Web Site Participate in Committee?
BPM Institute Pilot Gregg Rock BPM Institute Invite to 11th SOA for E-Government Conference
CENDI Web 2.0 Wiki Pilot Pilot Kathryn Johnson CENDI (Google Groups) January 6, 2011, at NSF
Chesapake Bay Program Re-architect Nita Sylvester, (410) 267-5711  Indicator Data 2010 data update.
CIOs Learning Web 2.0 Wikis Practitioner and Advisor to Graduate Students Jerry Mechling

LNW Program 

(password required)

Workshop on January 11-13, 2011, IBM, Washington, DC. Briefing Paper: Social Business Intelligence from Open Government Data
Data.gov Build My Own Data.gov, etc. David McClure Data.gov

Slides. Working on Geoviewer and

OpenEIData Mashups

Data Science Level 1 Ontology  Mike Loukides OReilly Used for Semantic eScience  Class
Data Science Class Fall 2010 Training in Data Science Peter Fox RPI XInformatics Class in Spring (January 25, 2011 - May 10, 2011)
DERI Tools for Linked Open Data Learn from the Experts! Michael Hausenblas The Linked Data Research Centre (LiDRC) W3C eGov Special Interest Group and new eGov IG
DoD Community of Interest Special Briefing on SICoP Fannie Callands ? Discontinued?
Energy Community Pilot Wiki Helped Pilot VK Semantic Wiki Jim Disbrow ET-SIG (Jim Disbrow) VK Semantic Wiki decommissioned.
Environmental Statistics for S-PLUS Presentation to EPA Statistics User Group Steven P. Millard Probability, Statistics & Information

Use in my Spotfire training.

Update Spotfire File

EPA - See Separate Table        
Expertise Location See my suggestion ExpertNet@OSTP ExpertNet Wikispaces Deadline is January 7, 2011. Could add more data sources.
Federal Chief Architects Forum Knowledgebase for history of Federal Enterprise Architecture Ira Grossman and Con Kenny ArchitecturePlus Trying to restart- also see new Federal Enterprise Architecture Community of Practice
Federal Cloud Computing Jointly with Robert Marcus and Kevin Jackson Robert Marcus and Kevin Jackson Kevin Jackson's Blog Cloud Musings and Bob Marcus's Cloud Open Standards Alliance. See new NIST Cloud Computing Program (Conference Calls) NEXT??
Federal Data Federal Data Reference Model 2.0 (Revisions) and 3.0 (SICoP White Paper) Rick MurphyLucian Russell, and David Hay Survey of EPA and Other Federal Agency Scientific Data Management Policies and Guidance 2010 EDIT LINKS FINISH MPDG for OMG Spring Meeting
Federal Data Architecture Subcommittee Knowledgebase for history of Federal Data Architecture Subcommittee Suzanne Acar and Adrian Gardner (now at NASA)   Monthly Meetings (2nd Thursday) near Ballstom Metro or Remote Call-in EDIT LINKS
Federal Data Reference Model and Architecture Subcomittee IN PROCESS      
Federal Geospatial Data Sharing        
Federal Geospatial Line of Business        
Federal IT Dashboard        
Federal Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice        
Federal SOA        
Federation of Earth Science Information Partners       Poster for January 4, 2010
First U.S. – European Conference of Metropolitan Regional Councils        
Fish and Wildlife Service Pilot Wiki        
 
       
From E-Government to Transformational Government        
Gannon Dick        
GIScience 2008 Pilot        
Global Architectural and Information Network Initiative (GAIN)        
Gov 2.0 Collaboration Project        
Gov 2.0 Web 2.0        
Gov Transition 2009        
Group on Earth Observations        
Growing Communities on Karst        
Harnessing the Power of Digital Data for Science and Society        
Health Level 7        
HealthDataGov        
Hydrologic Unit Code 8 Watershed Boundaries Data        
Interagency Working Group on Digitial Data        
Ken Orr Institute Web 2.0 Wiki Pilot        
MeriTalk My Cup of IT: OMB ESP        
Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtables       Add Tom's new stuff
MITRE Meetings        
Nanoinformatics 2007        
Nanoinformatics 2010        
National Information Exchange Model        
Network Centricity        
Niemann Family        
NSF Accounting Ontology        
Open Government Directive Workshop January 11 2010        
Open Group Enterprise Vocabulary Workshops        
Open Ontology Registry-Repository        
OPENEI.org: A Clean Energy Commons Reproduce the results in The Clean Energy Commons: Using Semantic Technologies to Share the World's Energy InformationSemTech 2010, June 23, 2010, using Spotfire. Jamey Wood and Chris Davis Data Mining OpenEI.org, The US Department of Energy's Semantic Wiki Do more Spotfire on the OPENEI.Org data sources! See Data.gov above.
People People who registered for the original Semantic Community Wiki. Brand Niemann Brand Niemann, 2010-2006 Also see and Niemann Family Pages.
Scientific Data Management for Government Agencies The purpose is to develop a Data.gov Application on Gov 2.0 Platform for Scientific Data Management. Brand Niemann Google Groups (log-in required) CENDI Meeting, January 6, 2011. NSF.
Semantic Community Semantic Exchange Semantic Web Meetup Discussion June 17 2009 The Semantic Community, Semantic Exchange, and Semantic Web Meetup have partnered recently to foster semantic technologies infrastructure building and education activities in support of both government and non-government needs. Brand NiemannMills Davis, and Brian Eubanks Semantic CommunitySemantic Exchange, and Semantic Web Meetup Plan to do more of these in 2011 using the new Community Sandbox!
Semantic eScience Class Fall 2010 Goals: to fill the gaps that are currently present in the integrative nature of informatics for the translation of science into requirements for the underlying and largely syntactic e-infrastructure. Professor Deborah McGuinness and Professor Joanne Luciano with Peter Fox and Li Ding Course Wiki Page Completed all the assignments and received compliments on my work!
Semantic Technology Conferences Build a Semantic Web Application Using Excel and/or RDF in Spotfire. Brand Niemann and Mills Davis Recall SemTech 2008: Building Semantic Web Applications From Spreadsheets Challenge Proposals due to SemTech 2011, June 5-9, 2010, January 14, 2011.
Semantic Web Meetup May 13 2009 Our main speaker will be Mills Davis, of Project 10X, a well-known figure in the Semantic Web community, with many years of experience in the field, discussed new developments in social networking and semantic technologies. Brian Eubanks See Email Addresses Agenda and Planning that went into this meeting.
Semantic Web Meetups Linked Data is growing at an incredible rate, and whether you are consuming or producing this data, it's important to know the vocabularies and datasets that are available. Brian Eubanks and Marco Neumann Lotico Washington Semantic Web December 11, 2010, Linked Data Vocabularies
Sensor Standards and Data Harmonization Pilot for the Sensor Standards Harmonization WG at NIST Kang Lee Web Site (password required) December 14, 2010, Webex on Whitepaper review
Shenandoah Valley Science   Jill Keihn    
Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP) My community Initiative at EPA Gary Berg-Cross Web Site UPDATE LINKS AND LINKS TO ATTACHMENTS
Spotfire History of my use of Spotfire (Data Science Library in the Cloud) Brand Niemann

Web Site and

Web Site

Continue training and attendance at events (Spotfire European User Conference, Paris, March 16-17, 2011, and TUCON, Las Vegas, NV, September 26 - 29, 2011)
Sunlight Labs Services Tom Lee and Ellen Miller Web Site

They post those big-multiple part XML files!

Survey of EPA and Other Federal Agency Scientific Data Management Policies and Guidance 2010
This report presents the results of the first step in the process of developing a SDM policy – 
identifying and summarizing SDM policies and/or guidance documents developed by EPA and 
other federal agencies.
Lynne Petterson Used in Scientific Data Management for Agencies MISSED IN MIGRATION
Sustainable Development in the United States: An Experimental Set of Indicators Goal: Update the September 2001 Version using the most recent databases and Web Resouces (Google Searches) David Berry Web Site (Jeff Grant) Need to finish (Big Job!)
Sustainable Society Foundation Index 2010 The SSI, based on 24 indicators, comprises the three wellbeing dimensions of sustainability in its broad sense: Human, Environmental and Economic Well-being. The SSI has been calculated, like the previous editions, for 151 countries. Geurt Vandekerk SSI Web Site The 2010 SSI is available now!
Taxonomy Tuesday Knowledgebase for meetings since March 17, 2007. Kathleen Caggiano and Amanda Wilson Out-going co-chairs: Ammie Feijoo and Hannah Rubin Waiting for 2011 Meetings
The National Map Try to use their RDF data in my Spotfire Geoviewer Dalia Varanka Some of the data is at this Web Site and Web Site See my Ontology for the National Map
The Recovery Dialogue on IT Solutions Comments and suggestion on Linked Open Data Mills Davis The Web Site is gone (: Mills Davis preserved this compilation of comments!
The Water Wiki Home of The Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (SWRR) and other water-related things. David Berry and Tim Smith Copied the NEST Web Site to preserve it. Discovered there is another Water Wiki
Top Secret America Requested the databases, but did not receive a reply so I created my own and tried it in Spotfire! Dana Priest and William Arkin Washington Post Web Site Requested database again on 12/27/2010.
Transportation Research Board Did session presentations in 2007-2009 Amanda Wilson Transportation Research Board January 23-27, 2011?
Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF) A conceptual naming convention framework with associated structured unique identifiers for indexing and aligning semantically equivalent concepts. It is a key tool for semantic interoperability and information management. Ron Schuldt The UDEF Project Using Spotfire as a UDEF Tool, February 7, 2011, San Diego, CA
United Kingdom Civil Service High Earners I saw Nigel Shaboldt's Tweet and created the Spotfire file of this data in about 15 minutes at the SemTech 2010 Conference just before my presentation! Nigel Shadbolt UK Cabinet Office UPDATE SPOTFIRE FILE
United Kingdom COINS Data Nigel Shadbolt: Lots of eyeballs pouring over COINS Nigel Shadbolt COINS Data Explorer Had lots of problems with this data - need to re-visit sometime. UPDATE SPOTFIRE FILE
United Nations Data Lots of statistical data to have fun with in Spotfire! Need Contact United Nations Databases See World Statistics Day belw.
Universal Core Semantic Layer Universal Core Semantic Layer (UCore-SL) is robust ontology and companion standard to DoD Universal Core (UCore) Jim Schoening Posted Training Materials DAS Federal Upper Ontology Study Group? Update Spotfire File
Visualizing Data Patterns with Micromaps Skim-read Book and want to use data in Spotfire Dan Carr and Linda Pickle Micromaps Resource links: Dan and Linda Dan Carr Class?
W3C eGov Interest Group Government Linked Data (GLD) Demo Participate in Weekly Conference Calls and Support Challenge and new eGov IG Michael Hausenblas New eGov IG Charter See DERI Tools for Linked Open Data above.
White House Salaries Who’s Making the Top Paychecks? Sulen Miller 2010 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff (Is this more recent data?) Now All Federal Employees have a pay freeze!
White House Visitor Records Online June 25 and October 29, 2010 Helped Data.gov pass the Mom's Test Trudy Walsh Federal Computer Week Spotfire Updated. Check for more records in January 2011! (November 26, 2010, More than 900,000 records)
Wilshire Conferences Pilot Knowledgebase The 2008 Semantic Technology Conference, May 18-22, 2008, provided inspiration for building this knowledgebase and semantifiying its contents.  Tony Shaw and David McComb Wilshire Conferences and Semantic Arts - October 2011 in Washington, DC (need venue) Semantic Universe LLC Announces the Sale of Semantic Technology Conference and Web Site to WebMediaBrands - SemTech 2011
World Statistics Day Lots of statistical data to have fun with in Spotfire! Ann  Lavale United Nations and Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) Spotfire in Process
 

Past EPA Activities

 Web Player for my Spotfire Library Note: See Comments for actions in bold

Name Purpose Contact URL Comments
EPA 2010 Environmental Information Symposium in Support of One EPA and Strategic Planning Build Spotfire File(s) with Conference Proceedings and Data Applications Based on the Conference Presentations Brand Niemann

Web Site

Web Player

This supports the Administrator's One EPA and Strategic Planning by integrating the conference  presentations and their database applications.
EPA 40th Anniversary Commemoration Events The theme for the year-long recognition of the EPA's 40th anniversary – Healthier Families. Cleaner Communities. A Stronger America.  – honors the hard work we do every day to fulfill our vital mission.

Michael Moats, Chief Speech-writer,

Office of the Administrator

Web Site I was unable to attend this since I was no longer an EPA employee!
EPA Administrator's Priorities 2010 Seven key themes to focus the work of our agency. Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator None Include Gulf Coast, International, and One EPA.
EPA Air Data How to access to air pollution data for the entire United States. See contact information on each web site. AirData Web Site Includes National Air Quality Status and Trends Through 2006
EPA BP Oil Spill Data Tools EPA has used Web Pages and Socrata on its BP Oil Spill Data - I wanted to use MindTouch and Spotfire. Jeffrey Levy

BP Oil Spill Data Tools – Part II  

Web Player

This is one of my Data Science Products (see above).
EPA Budget EPA uses Web Pages and PDF to deliver the budget - I wanted to use MindTouch and Spotfire. Lina Younes

Web Site 

Web Player

Soon a new budget! Could all be on one page?
EPA Business Intelligence at Work Compare Conventional BI with Social BI Lisa Jenkins

EPA Intranet Site  

Web Player

My Social BI is cheaper than EPA's Conventional BI!
EPA CASTNET The initial objective to see how fast one could create this basic application was meet in less that two hours! Dominic DiFranzo

Web Site 

Web Player

This is one of my Data Science Products (see above).
EPA Data Architecture Build EPA's Data Architecture in the Cloud in Support of An Enterprise Data and Metadata Model Kevin Kirby

Web Site 

Web Player

Need to finish the August 19, 2010, Enterprise Data Architecture Strategic Assessment Architecture and Roadmap (DRAFT). NEED FIGURES
EPA Data Finder EPA used Web Pages to deliver the DataFinder - I wanted to use MindTouch and Spotfire. Ethan McMahon

Web Site 

Web Player

See DataFinder in Spotfire in Build Data Catalogs in the Cloud in Support of Data.gov and EPA's Strategic Data Action Plan - one of my Data Science Products (see above). Could all be on one page?
  
EPA Data Web 2.0 Wiki Pilot One of the two Wikis where it all started! Brand Niemann EPA Intranet Sites I moved all of the Spotfire Applications out of this Wiki. I needs to be checked again because I was in a hurry to migrate it.
EPA Enterprise Architecture Create a Data Architecture and Database for Enterprise Architecture! Brand Niemann

EPA Intranet Site  

Web Player

I suggested this be done in Spotfire in parallel with using Troux Technologies as a backup.
EPA Envirofacts Build EPA's Envirofacts in the Cloud: Virginia FRS, NPL, and TRI Brand Niemann

Envirofacts  

Web Player

Envirofacts queries that return a large volume of data may terminate prematurely due to system limitations. This was my experience especially for the TRI Data so I tried Data.gov!

EPA Environmental Statistics Training

Courses for the Non-Statistician. Teaching the Concepts, Not the Formulas

Barry D. Nussbaum, D.Sc. and 

John Warren, Ph.D.

None  

Web Player

See Interpretation of Environmental Data Using Spotfire
EPA E-Rulemaking Pilot Web 2.0 Moving e-rulemaking into the 21st century may involve changing the process to not use email, but the comment capability of blogs, implemented in Web 2.0 Wikis. Brand Niemann Rulemaking Gateway See the Blog for the history of this pilot
EPA Exchange Network Build the Exchange Network in the Cloud Zenny Sadlon

Exchange Network  

Web Player

I helped the Exchange Network get started with Web Services and my goal has been for it to get to SOA and the Cloud!
EPA FRS Facilities State Combined-Virginia Envirofacts offers several choices for downloading data: Search, Geospatial, and Combined. I used the Combined. Brand Niemann

Envirofacts Combined 

Web Player

Combined is a State level collection of CSV files for all FRS facilities containing individual facility name and address, geospatial, facility interests, organizations, industrial classifications (SIC and NAICS), alternative names, contacts, and mailing address files.
EPA GEOSS Web 2.0 Wiki Pilot Provide the GEOSS/ESRP Community Leaders with a demo of how to use Deki Wiki using selected GEOSS/ESRP content. Susan S. Lundquist EPA Geo Wiki (log-in required) See Wiki Log for the history of this pilot
EPA Green Vehicle Guide Data This was produced by Dan White, Product Manager, TIBCO Spotfire, for demonstration to the EPA Statistics Users Group Dan White

EPA's Green Vehicle Guide 

Web Player

There is now 2011 data available!

EPA Integrated Risk Information System The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) is a human health assessment program that evaluates quantitative and qualitative risk information on effects that may result from exposure to environmental contaminants. Brand Niemann Web Site Note: This is work in progress to download and use the databases.
EPA Metadata The EPA Data Standards Branch is producing the System of Registries. The EPA IT Strategic Planning Branch is producing an Enterprise Data Architecture. Both groups want to do data management as a state-of-the-art system of web-services.

John Harmon and 

Kevin Kirby

System of Registries and 

Enterprise Data Architecture

See EPA SWIFT Briefing October 27, 2010
EPA Mision Investment Solutions Division Pilot Web 2.0 Wiki Pilot a Web 2.0 Wiki Mashup to assist in improving communications within the EPA Mission Investment Solutions Division before, during, and after the Retreat, June 4-5, 2009 Brand Niemann None See Blog for the history of this pilot wiki.
EPA NCC Application Hosting Web Conferences and Workshops The EPA's National Computer Center (NCC) hosted five bimonthly Application Hosting Web conferences during FY 2010 John McQuaid at 919-541-7679 or Paul Cusumano at 919-541-0689. Business Intelligence Tools This is the 'mother-load' of what NCC does for EPA staff and its projects!
EPA Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances This Gov 2.0 web-services platform pilot with a Wiki interface is intended to help better organize, integrate, search, and reuse the information resources across the enterprise by both EPA employees and the public as part of the "Improving Access to Environmental Information" focus for 2008 of the EPA Chief Information Officer. Todd Holderman Web Site See Blog for the history of this pilot wiki.
EPA Office of Technology Operations and Planning I suggested that OTOP use a wiki so I captured the OTOP Weekly Activity Report, November 1 – November 4, 2010, as an example.

Laura Smith and

Fisseha Kefle

Web Site This weekly had some interesting links that have data/models.
EPA One EPA Web (Passsword protected) I worked on various iterations called by different names of this over a number of years. Jeffrey Levy Wiki Site I said all along that we should re-purpose our best content into a state-of-the-art wiki and now I have done that!
EPA Ontology Build a Community of Practice, do semantic modeling and construct domain ontologies, improve data quality, educate EPA staff on ontologies for real-world applications, and Use EPA geospatial data in spreadsheets and relational databases with the new semantic middlewares. Brand Niemann

Web Site 

Web Player

This is one of my Data Science Products (see above). Need to update the indicators, do Spotfire for the other four topics and finish the data dictionary.
EPA Region 4 Superfund Build EPA Region 4's Superfund Web Page in the Cloud for the EPA Web Work Group Meeting, October 22-28, 2010. Richard Hammond

Web Page  

Web Player

Awaiting the next steps from Richard Hammond.
EPA Registry of EPA Applications, Models and Datasets The Registry of EPA Applications, Models and Datasets (READ) is available via the Information Technology Governance Support System (ITGSS), which is EPA’s one-stop tool for managing information about IT resources. John Harmon

EPA System of Registries  

Web Player

READ is part of EPA Enterprise Architecture (see above). 

It was very difficult to extract the READ data.

 

EPA Report on the Environment Indicators Presenting Data for EPA Region 3 EPA’s 2008 Report on the Environment (ROE) presents 78 environmental indicators at the national scale. In response to recommendations from within and outside EPA, 32 of these indicators also present information at regional scales, most of them by EPA Region. C. Richard Ziegler Web Site This was part of the Shenandoah Valley Science Collaboration.
EPA Statistics Users Group The Community of Practice for EPA statisticians that meets monthly receive announcements and presentations. Barry Nussbaum, Ph.D, EPA Chief Statistician None I have maintained this knowledgebase since June 2007. My last presentation to this group was "Business Intelligence for the Statistician" in April 2010.
EPA Substance Registry System EPA's central system for information about substances that are tracked or regulated by EPA or other sources. John Harman

EPA System of Registries  

Web Player

SRS is on Data.gov in CSV. They hope to put SRS into RDF and make it part of the Linked Open Data cloud in the next few months.
EPA Synaptica EPA's Synaptica (Vocabulary Catalog) is a closed-system for terminology services that contains valuable vocabularies that need to be used in Semantic Web applications. Michael Pendelton

EPA System of Registries  

Web Player

Build EPA’s Synaptica in the Cloud: An Enterprise Vocabulary Catalog for Data.gov/semantic.
EPA Toxic Release Inventory 2009 Build Your Own Data.gov Mashathon Using TRI 2009 for All 50 States in the Cloud! Questions and Answers

EPA encourages data users to read the Questions and Answers about the 2009 TRI preliminary dataset to understand the limitations of using and analyzing the data before the dataset is complete. 

IN PROCESS

This is a big data set and the first time that I am aware of that all 50 states and territories are delivered in one application!
EPA TRI Explorer TRI Explorer is a Web-based trend analysis tool, and it provides public access to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data.  William Smith

Web Site  

Web Player

I wanted to see if I could do this in Spotfire!
EPA USGS Water Quality Web Service Water-quality data from the National Water Information System (NWIS) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) can be readily accessed online in a comparable format to data housed in the Storage and Retrieval (STORET) water-quality system of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA). Chuck Spooner Web Site I hoped that we could produce more web services of EPA databases like this!
EPA Web 2.0 Team The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Web Working Group is working on implementation of Web 2.0 during 2008. Brand Niemann has suggested a matrix structure for that implementation and has worked on adoption of Web 2.0 (and Web 3.0, aka Semantic Web) in support of the EPA Web 2.0 Team at the U.S. EPA.  Brand Niemann Final EPA Web 2.0 White Paper My Implementation Matrix was used in the Web 2.0 White Paper and by GSA in their Web 2.0 Information for Agencies!
EPA Web Work Group April 13-15 2010 This meeting featured the rollout of EPA Microsites, Resource Directories and Searchable Collections (been there and done that!) Allyn Brooks LaSure EPA Intranet Site I got a nice email from Allyn Brooks LaSure complimenting me on my work on this! Add Links to Slides
EPA Web Work Group October 26-28 2010 Build EPA Resource Directories in the Cloud Jeffrey Levy

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Resource Directories are (many) organized links that are searchable. One must drill down further into each of these to fully ascertain the content of these resources.
The Nation's Estuaries The Business Needs for the Puget Sound Information Challenge suggested doing a knowledgebase for broader context and better quality and organization of information. Brand Niemann National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment Update (2007) This report is a 260 MB PDF file so it needs to be repurposed to extract the pertinent content into this Wiki.
Web 2.0 Pilot Wiki To show how easy and versatile Web 2.0 technologies can be to address business needs and the questionnaire with content tailored to what you are looking for. See "Improved Access to EPA Information: Before and After with Web 2.0" for the Web 2.0 Team. Brand Niemann See Representing EPA Online Using Social Media (Effective January 26, 2010).  This wiki supports blog (Word-like authoring) and most of the other 12 technologies of interest to EPA.
Web 2.0 Whitepaper This whitepaper was the result of a cross-office, collaborative effort at the Environmental Protection Agency, born from the Fall 2007 EPA Web Workgroup meeting in New York. Kol Peterson EPA Intranet Site (still there?) I served as a senior advisor to this at the request of Kol Peterson.
 

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