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By 2020, there will be three times as many devices as there are people in the world – and the volume of data continues to grow exponentially. Automation and machine learning can accelerate processes and increase efficiency – but automation that crosses outside the network has the potential to expose agencies to new cyber threats. […]

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Out with the old, in with the news.  On Thursday, May 5, attendees got the inside track on this year’s editorial calendar.  Joined by MeriTalk’s Executive Editor Dan Verton; FCC’s Senior Strategic Advisor Tony Summerlin; and Cisco’s Senior Director and Strategic Fellow Alan Balutis, attendees learned how to distinguish themselves from their competitors amidst the […] […]

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Big Data Innovation – Driving Better Decisions?: July 12, 2016 The White House, with input from 15 Federal agencies, has expanded plans to maximize the potential of big data with the launch of The Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan.  Agencies agree that big data can lead to further innovation and better decision-making […] […]

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 The Coming Analytics Wave: February 17, 2016 Advancements in big data and predictive analytics have granted agencies an unprecedented ability to leverage information, drive actionable insight, and treat data as an asset. Open source solutions, like Hadoop and similar data-like models, empower agencies to understand constituent needs and deliver personalized services – from real-time traffic and […] […]

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Big Data, Data Sharing The fifth MeriTalk Big Data Exchange meeting was colocated with the GAO Data Sharing Community of Practice and addressed data sharing best practices and challenges. The meeting featured a panel discussion moderated by Naba Barkakati, Chief Technologist, GAO. Panelists included Eric Hagopian, Senior Solutions Engineer, Novetta Solutions, Marcus Louie, Data Solutions […] […]

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Fraud, Waste, and Abuse The sixth MeriTalk Big Data Exchange meeting addressed the power of Big Data analytics to combat fraud, waste, & abuse. The meeting featured speaker Joe Hungate, Principal Deputy Inspector General, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, U.S. Department of the Treasury. […]

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Open Data Strategies At the seventh MeriTalk Big Data Exchange meeting, guest speaker David McClure, lead analyst for open government data at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shared NOAA’s open data business partnership model. […]

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Data for Defense At the eighth MeriTalk Big Data Exchange meeting, guest speaker Lt. Gen. Bill Bender, Air Force CIO, discussed how the Department of Defense can make the most of its data, despite stringent security requirements and ever-present threats. […]

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Health Data Interoperability At the ninth MeriTalk Big Data Exchange meeting, guest speaker Erica Galvez, Interoperability and Exchange Portfolio Manager, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology discussed ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap, which will set standards for electronic health records (EHRs) and data sharing, and improve information security across the nation’s health IT infrastructure. […]