Federal Agencies Advised To Brace For Big Data

Federal CIOs are only starting to come to grips with the massive amounts of data headed their way, a group of current and former government CIOs said Monday.

That’s presenting new challenges for budget-constrained government agencies that already process large volumes of data for predictive analysis, scientific visualization and forecasting. The concern for managing an exponential rise in data is compounded by the Obama administration’s push to release more data to the public in response to the administration’s Open Data Policy — especially those working in the scientific and health fields.

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