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Jul 26, 2014



BDX Quarterly Meeting


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


Guest speaker David McClure, lead analyst for open government data in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will join us to share NOAA's open data business partnership model – followed by a roundtable discussion.


This off-the-record executive breakfast discussion is complimentary for government attendees. RSVP to Liz Christensen at Space is limited.


2014 Merit Awards



Nominations are now open. Nominate a Federal leader for a 2014 Merit Award. Give them the recognition they deserve. Nominate today.




 IT Superhero Persona Quiz



Discover your alter ego. Take the IT Superhero Persona quiz. Then, recognize a real Federal superhero for a 2014 Merit Award.


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




Show Me the Money



IT initiatives like consolidation, virtualization, cloud, remote access, and diversification promise to drive cost savings, but most agencies are leaving money on the table. Our new study, “Show Me the Money: The Key to Doubling Agency Savings,” examines how to close the savings gap. Download the study now.


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.






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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Case Studies: See how other agencies are managing big data

On the FronLines

Read about big data from our affiliate, OTFL here