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Proceed With Caution: Big Data Requires Small Steps

11th Dec `13, 08:42 PM in Government

The Obama administration’s support of Big Data technology for more efficient and effective government operations was highlighted at…

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The Obama administration’s support of Big Data technology for more efficient and effective government operations was highlighted at a recent White House sponsored conference. Billed as the “Data to Knowledge to Action” event, the Nov. 12 session included presentations on more than 30 public and private sector projects successfully employing Big Data technologies.

“Realizing the enormous potential of data requires a bold, comprehensive, national effort, with engagement of stakeholders from all sectors,” Farnam Jahanian, assistant director for computer and information science and engineering at the National Science Foundation, said at the event. “These partnerships lay the groundwork for new discoveries, infrastructure and education opportunities that will comprise the foundations of U.S. competitiveness for decades to come,” he added.

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