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Big Data Can Help the Federal Government Move Mountains. Here’s How.

01st Aug `13, 11:40 AM in Government

A torrent of data is flowing through agency information systems like never before. As federal systems collect medical…

BDMS
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A torrent of data is flowing through agency information systems like never before. As federal systems collect medical files, satellite images, video, financial records, social media and all sorts of other information, managers find themselves sitting on mountains of data. They’re also finding that if they can use this data strategically, they can accomplish things that previously have been unattainable.

Scientific agencies are finding links that were impossible to see before. Medical researchers are discovering new treatments for deadly diseases. Law enforcement units are tracking down criminals who in the past might have gotten away.

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