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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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The Federal government is losing an estimated $300 billion per year to fraud. Thieves target Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security, tax returns, disability insurance, unemployment benefits, and other programs. Data analytics and real-time monitoring can help agencies reduce fraud, waste, and abuse. Are agencies using those tools effectively? Are they using them at all? “Stealing […] […]

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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. […]

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The DATA Act – What Now, and How The third Big Data Exchange (BDX) quarterly meeting of 2015 focused on DATA Act implementation plans and strategies, as well as how agencies can work together to overcome cultural resistance and improve information sharing and transparency. Thank you to guest speakers Joah Iannotta, Assistant Director, Forensic Audits […] […]

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Thank you for attending the Big Data Brainstorm on Thursday, November 19 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. At this full-day conference, more than 100 big data-fluent Federal IT professionals from a variety of agencies gathered to discuss all thing big data, including the power of predictive analytics, information and data governance, and the possibilities […] […]