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Published on July 27th, 2012 | by Daniel Castro


Friday Roundup (7/27/2012)

David Shaywitz, co-founder of the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health,  describes the goal and benefit of creating a unified health database in The Atlantic. (LINK)

In recent years, the Olympics has always been an opportunity to implement some of the latest practices in information security. During this year’s games, data analytics will allow security greater levels of analysis of log data from logical and physical controls. (LINK)

Released earlier in June, Big Data Solutions for Law Enforcement is a quick overview about how police and other law enforcement agencies are using data for predictive policing and to ensure accountability. (LINK)

The New York Times reports that Congress has opened a broad inquiry into the practices and policies of data brokers. (LINK)

Linden Holiday, the CEO of MyDrive Solutions, discusses the differences between low volume and high volume data for monitoring driving behavior, and the impact that might have on insurance. (LINK)

Image credit: Flickr user Viktor Hertz

About the Author

Daniel Castro is the director of the Center for Data Innovation and vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Mr. Castro writes and speaks on a variety of issues related to information technology and internet policy, including data, privacy, security, intellectual property, internet governance, e-government, and accessibility for people with disabilities. His work has been quoted and cited in numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, USA Today, Bloomberg News, and Businessweek. In 2013, Mr. Castro was named to FedScoop’s list of “Top 25 most influential people under 40 in government and tech.” In 2015, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker appointed Mr. Castro to the Commerce Data Advisory Council.Mr. Castro previously worked as an IT analyst at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) where he audited IT security and management controls at various government agencies. He contributed to GAO reports on the state of information security at a variety of federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). In addition, Mr. Castro was a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he developed virtual training simulations to provide clients with hands-on training of the latest information security tools. He has a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an M.S. in Information Security Technology and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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