Adaptability, Devices and Data Sizes

Today’s Innovation in Government Report highlights challenges in the Federal environment. Keith Lockhart, Vice President with AccessData, discusses adaptability, devices and data sizes.

Large datasets cause a lot of problems because most federal agencies are of the computer forensic mindset--whereby they gather everything; that is the precedent; that’s the legality; that’s a monstrous pain point, federally. Budget, is always a monstrous pain point, federally, when people are trying to maintain hardware and equipment that allows them to gather that data and store it.

Education for people using the technology. When those new devices are coming out with proprietary operating systems or Windows updates, everybody has to “keep up with the Joneses.’” The federal environment really has some challenges in that regard.

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