Article: Interoperability a Major Goal in Data Strategies

Data, Governance

Interoperability a Major Goal in Data Strategies

DHS’ domain approach to data helps the agency ensure accuracy, quality and reliability. By dividing all its data into 10 domains, Ileto said, the agency facilitates interoperability and regulatory compliance. Some of these domains address immigration data, child trafficking, biometrics, cybersecurity and emergency preparedness management.

“I would say our biggest accomplishment is effective data governance and the many domains for data management,” Ileto said. “We are in the process of a policy that will help us to address external and internal efforts of making sure data is available or accessible for other domains. Data-sharing agreements are critical to the department’s ability to provide data internally and externally.”

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Article: Plan 9 from Bell Labs in Cyberspace!

Operating Systems

Plan 9 from Bell Labs in Cyberspace!

Everyone who is anyone in tech is familiar with UNIX, the Bell Labs operating system that revolutionized computing systems by becoming the dominant OS on mainframes, workstations and web servers, and, as the progenitor of Linux, formed the foundation for the internet and cloud infrastructure we know today.

But what many don’t know is the team that created UNIX also developed another operating system in the 1980s. This OS may not be as famous as UNIX, but it has been highly influential in its own ways, spearheading several concepts that are cornerstones of distributed computing systems today. The system in question is the Plan 9 OS from Bell Labs, which, starting this week, will have a new home. More on that later, but first a bit more on the history and defining principles of Plan 9.

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