Big Data

Big Data for Workforce Diversity & EEO

Last week the U.S. Census Bureau released the long-awaited data rich Census 2010 EEO Tabulation. This is the closest thing to Big Data available for workforce diversity and equal employment opportunity (EEO). The tabulation is the most comprehensive and unique tool of its kind in assessing EEO nationwide based on a broad range of acuteRead… Read more »

10 Benefits of Predictive Analytics: A Path to Improved Decisions

Recently I had the chance to speak with Nathan Greenhut of IBM about how predictive analytics has the potential to transform government operations. You can view the full interview by downloading the PDF here, or visit online. Story Highlights GovLoop releases report, A Path to Insights and Improved Decision Making: Predictive Analytics Post highlights 10Read… Read more »

For Campaign Offices Closing Shop, Where Does the Big Data Go?

Now that the 2012 election has come to an end, doors are closing for thousands of temporary campaign offices across the country. As campaigns have continued to collect more detailed and sophisticated voter information, these temporary offices have become more technologically advanced. With offices from national to state and local campaigns all shutting their doors,Read… Read more »

Identifying the Promise of GIS for Government: Crime Reduction

Post Highlights GovLoop releases new report: Identifying the Promise of GIS for Government GIS has enabled significant advances in crime reduction Highlights unique examples of GIS technology use for crime reduction The GovLoop report, Identifying the Promise of GIS for Government, focuses on best practices, case studies and identifies innovative uses of geographic information systemRead… Read more »

Identifying the Promise of GIS for Government: Health and Human Services

Post Highlights GovLoop releases new report: Identifying the Promise of GIS for Government GIS offers benefits to those looking to improve social services, public health, and urban renewal GIS helps better understand a problem’s context, make better informed decisions, and to collaborate across agencies in implementing solutions The GovLoop report, Identifying the Promise of GISRead… Read more »

Digital Government: The Third Platform

The launch of the Government Digital Strategy earlier this year has spurred great discussion around the power of new technologies in government. Thom Rubel, VP of Research at IDC Government Insights, recently launched a YouTube Tech Talk, Government and the Third Platform, which addresses several of the opportunities that have arisen from technology innovation. InRead… Read more »

Two Fun Big Data Videos Every Techie Should Watch

With this post I would like to introduce two videos I recommend any enterprise technologist watch. Both are from the website at The first is actually very NON-technical. It is a short, cute (with rainbows and butterflies) cartoon that talks in small words about some key use cases most businesses are experiencing today, andRead… Read more »

Big Data for Geo

Every industry utilizes data in some facit or another. In the geo world, you can’t look in a direction that doesn’t include data…BIG data. Which is why we are bringing together GIS and developer professionals from throughout the DC metro area to learn more about Big Data and the latest in geospatial and cloud technology.Read… Read more »

Big Data: Integrate for Insight

Big data continues to be one of the hottest trends in government. A recent report from Oracle, Integrate for Insight, states, “Enterprises must learn to understand how best to leverage big data soon, since the amount of data being generated shows no signs of slowing down.” With the adoption of social channels by government, citizens,Read… Read more »