Big Data

Learn the Latest in Big Data Technology

On Tuesday, December 9, leaders from industry, government and academia are joining together to discuss the latest developments with big data technologies, usage and analytics Cloudera and Carahsoft will sponsor the Tidewater Big Data Event, which will include presentations, lightning talks and demonstrations from big data experts. The event will take place from 8:30-4 atRead… Read more »

6 Steps to Get Started With Big Data

Since the founding of our nation, government has been in the business of data collection. Starting in 1790 with our first census, all the way to today’s developments of hiring chief data officers (CDO), data has been essential to America becoming a leader in the global economy. A recent report by the Department of CommerceRead… Read more »

Just What the Doctor Ordered: How To Achieve Smarter Care

Enabled by cutting-edge technology, our personal devices are increasingly interconnected and personalized. If this is the case for retail and entertainment, why should health and social care be any different? At Tuesday’s GovLoop training, Government Health and Social Care Collaboration to Control Costs and Improve Outcomes, moderated by Christopher Dorobek, we spoke with Dr. NickRead… Read more »

Leveraging Quantitative Analytics in the Legal Profession

The longest-running television crime drama was “Law and Order,” hitting the airwaves for a consecutive twenty seasons. I would argue that the effectiveness of the series had a lot to do with the balance of airtime between the “law” and the “order” side of the criminal justice system. Therefore, as a continuation of my blogRead… Read more »

Helping the Warfighter Maintain a Tactical Edge

The following is an excerpt from the GovLoop Guide, The Joint Information Environment: The IT Framework for the Future. You can access the full report here, in which we describe the JIE and impact it is making at the Department of Defense.  To improve the way resources are shared across networks at the DoD, the agencyRead… Read more »

Creating an Effective IT Framework: Is More Collaboration Needed?

The following is an excerpt from the GovLoop Guide, The Joint Information Environment: The IT Framework for the Future. You can access the full report here, in which we describe the JIE and impact it is making at the Department of Defense.  Although the Joint Information Environment (JIE) is not officially a program of record, theRead… Read more »

Open Data Benefits

Open Data initiatives should be based on technologies that can collect and cleanse data in a standardized manner so that it can be leveraged quickly and effectively.

Applying Analytics to Improve Operational Performance

As a continuation of my podcast series, Conversations on Big Data, I sat down with Lisa Danzig, Associate Director for Personnel and Performance, at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to discuss her experience using analytics at HUD and OMB to increase operational performance. These podcast conversations are designed to broaden the perspective aboutRead… Read more »

GovLoop Training: Information Governance Strategies in the Era of Big Data

All words ever spoken by human beings = 5 Exabytes of data. 1000 Exabytes = 1 Zetabyte. Current world data = 7.9 Zetabytes. Ponder that for a second. Data on such a vast scale is hard to fathom. Especially as it growing exponentially, estimated to reach a dumbfounding 40 Zetabytes by 2022. A much simplerRead… Read more »