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Apr 24, 2014



BDX Quarterly Meeting

August 6, 2014, 8-10 a.m.; The City Club of Washington at Columbia Square in Washington, D.C. 

More details to come.

Breakfast meeting is complimentary for government attendees. RSVP to David Hantman at




The Big Data Cure



MeriTalk's recent study, "The Big Data Cure," examines the current and future landscapes of Federal healthcare and healthcare research in relation to Big Data. MeriTalk and EMC recently surveyed 150 Federal executives focused on healthcare and healthcare research to find out if Big Data is the cure. Download the report to learn more.


Balancing the Cyber Big Data Equation



MeriTalk's recent study, "Balancing the Cyber Big Data Equation," examines the symbiotic relationship between Big Data and cyber security. The report captures insight from 18 Federal cyber and Big Data leaders on this two-way street and explores what agencies are doing today, how they are balancing access and risk, and what’s next as technologies and policies mature. Download the report to learn more.


From Data to Decisions: Using Data to Improve Public Access and Knowledge

In this blog from Joyce Hunter, deputy chief information officer for policy and planning, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), learn more about USDA's support of the Open Data Policy and the recently launched Food, Agriculture and Rural virtual community on


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My Cup of IT Blog - Big Data Bling?

This ain’t no Robin Hood story. As Uncle Sam reels from the recession, street rats are becoming fat cats – and taxpayers are serving up the sardines. Get these fishy numbers. One woman, Rashia Wilson, pocketed $11 million in fraudulent tax rebates...

Big Data, Bigger Opportunities

This white paper, written by Jean Yan, program manager,, U.S. General Services Administration, seeks to promote, lead, and collaborate in the era of big data. Click here to find out more.


Smarter Uncle Sam:  The Big Data Forecast

The TechAmerica Big Data Commission's recent report predicts the term "Big Data" will be forgotten in 10 years, but its principles will underpin society. MeriTalk surveyed 150 Federal IT executives to gauge if agencies are taking the steps needed to operationalize the Big Data opportunity. Click here to download the report.


MeriTalk Discusses Big Data with Brocade

MeriTalk sat down with Scott Pearson, director, big data solutions, Brocade to discuss the state of Big Data in the Federal government.


The State and Local Big Data Gap

Despite the buzz, big data is a new concept and many state and local agencies are behind the curve. MeriTalk surveyed state and local IT professionals to better understand the current data position for state and local agencies and to identify the current gap between the big data opportunity and reality. Download the report now.


Big Data, Big Brains

Unlike its predecessors, big data has emerged as more than just a new technology. Before IT leaders can harness the full potential of big data, there are key issues to address surrounding infrastructure, storage, and training. MeriTalk surveyed big data leaders to find out what they see as the big data challenges. Download the report now.







Is Big Data the cure for Federal healthcare agencies? Find out here.

Are state and local governments prepared for the Big Five’s impact on their IT infrastructure? Find out here.

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