Big Data

Discussion of Big Data in the Geospatial Intelligence Domain

The US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) held a Geoint Community Week June 4-8 2012 which included a technology day. The afternoon of 07 June was dedicated to fast-paced “ignite” style presentations from some of the key community thought leaders on geospatial data. At the end of these presentations Bob Gourley was asked to summarize andRead… Read more »

How to Leverage Big Data to Improve Services

GovLoop recently hosted an interactive online chat sponsored by the GovLoop Technology Council- How to Leverage Big Data to Improve Services. It was a great discussion moderated by Andy Krzmarzick of GovLoop and led by Bob Gourley, editor of and founder of Crucial Point LLC, focused on all things Big Data. How to defineRead… Read more »

More Virtuous Examination of the Big Data Construct: TechAmerica Foundation Announces Leadership for “Big Data” Commission

We recently wrote about TechAmerica and their activities related to Big Data in the Public Sector. A Big Data Task Force in TechAmerica’s public sector group has kicked off a collaborative activity in a Big Data Task Force. There has been a new development in domain. The foundation arm of TechAmerica, which is the groupRead… Read more »

We’re Talking About Big Data

It’s been said many times- government agencies are collecting more data than ever before. But how to best manage and leverage all of this information still remains unknown for many agencies. On Thursday, May 31st, we will be tackling this issue. Join GovLoop and Bob Gourley, editor of and founder of Crucial Point LLC,Read… Read more »

TechAmerica And Big Data in the Public Sector

TechAmerica is a great association of companies driving innovation worldwide. They are a leading voice of the US technology industry with over 1000 member companies worldwide. Member companies span the entire spectrum of technology, from software to semiconductors and from start-up to multi-national. Their companies are key drivers of economic growth and job creation. InRead… Read more »

Big Data Showcase: Establishing the Infrastructure

After learning about the great uses and potential of Big Data in government and hearing about the leading analytics solutions turning that data into intelligence at Carahsoft’s Government Big Data Forum, industry leaders presented a panel on the infrastructure that makes all of this possible. Storing, accessing, and working with massive amounts of complex dataRead… Read more »

A Look at Today’s White House Big Data Event

Today, the White House demonstrated their support for Big Data in a huge way. Federal agencies have committed over $200M to big data initiatives in the future. Between the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Energy, and United States Geological Survey there are multipleRead… Read more »