From FCWGold in the data, but a shortage of minersDemand for analysts able to mine the mountains of data generated by federal agencies, including intelligence and homeland security, continues to soar as the government competes with the private sector for promising prospects and universities struggle to fill the need.”There is a shortage of big data experts,” said Michael Rappa, director of advanced analytics and distinguished professor at North Carolina State University. “I don’t see the gap narrowing. Universities aren’t producing enough. We have 80 grads per year” with master’s degrees in analytics. “We could be producing 800 per year and still not meet demand. With each class, the demand goes up.”
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