tag >> government-big-data
September 1st, 2016
With so much data coming at government agencies, trying to find operational efficiencies or discover answers to key questions is like finding a needle in a haystack. Yet 90 percent of business decisions are still driven by spreadsheets. Even more alarming is that 60 percent of spreadsheets contain errors, meaning that 60 percent of decisions are based on erroneous data.
June 16th, 2016
Analytics is a growing and important part of using data to help agencies achieve goals and serve constituents. The ability to gain actionable insights from the ever-growing stored data sets allows us to not only understand trends and problems where we couldn’t before, but also allows for new innovations to discover products and services that facilitate innovation and solve dilemmas.
February 10th, 2016
At its core, Big Data is the connection between data sets in an organization. Drawing these connections holds huge value for the organization, but it also can pose great risk in the case of bad actors. The key today is to take smart, proactive steps in order to mitigate the risks of Big Data. How are agencies doing this today? Two big words: Information Governance.
February 1st, 2016
Advancements in big data and analytics have given agencies an unprecedented ability to leverage information to drive actionable insight, to understand constituent needs, and to provide personalized services─from real-time traffic and weather updates, to neighborhood crime rate analysis and preventative health care research
December 18th, 2015
Big Data is something that all agencies have, but few are really taking advantage of or sharing with the public. Across many government agencies and organizations, IT leaders are being pressed to get data out of silos and find better, more integrated ways to present the information to employees and open it to the American public.
December 7th, 2015
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the White House recently announced a huge step in making Big Data more actionable for all levels of government. The group has created four Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) composed of a mix of organizations including educational institutions, city agencies, nonprofits, large companies, and emerging tech firms.
November 2nd, 2015
Big Data has become the rallying cry of IT professionals and analysts alike. The ability to access and process all of the data our systems hold allows us to leverage the power huge troves of information provide to predict future events. But with all the hype around Big Data, many organizations struggle to figure out not only how to make it work, but how to make it applicable to their purposes. We’ve pulled together five examples of how Big Data can make a big difference:
October 9th, 2015
Bob Gourley, respected blogger and editor-in-chief of CTOvision (and contributor to Community) sat down with Cloudera to talk about the quickly evolving use of Big Data, and the technologies that support Big Data in the federal government.
May 28th, 2015
Next in our spotlight series is a look at recent news concerning the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). After facing a potential shut down earlier this year, DHS has come out of crisis mode with an eye on the future. Looking at recent news from the IT shops across DHS, innovation seems to be a connecting theme.