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Getting Started with AI

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence and data science offer almost limitless potential for government agencies to gain insights, improve mission functions, and ensure informed decision making. Learn what these powerful technologies can do for your organization’s mission during this training session with MeriTalk, IBM, and NVIDIA. […]

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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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ViON

Data is growing – by 2020, the digital universe is projected to reach 44 zettabytes. But today, just 27% of Feds give their agency an “A” for data management. Feds need a new big data playbook to truly utilize their data – the key to a transformative government.






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Pure Storage

The explosion of connectivity and multiplying data sets have opened millions of entry and exit points for data – consequently identifying a breach is about as easy as looking for a needle in a haystack.






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Connected Intelligence

Law enforcement agencies across government are leveraging IoT, sensor, and other custom data analysis to drive enhanced investigative operations. Big data analysis and collaboration tools are critical to today’s investigative agencies and program offices – improving incident situational awareness while enhancing targeted investigative processes that can be easily shared with a broad team.






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Mingle and Jingle
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Join us on Sept. 22 at 1:30 p.m. ET for the “Preparing for the Federal Data Deluge” webinar to discuss key Federal data challenges – and how agencies can best store, protect, and manage data. CPE credits are available.






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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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Today’s public demands a high performance – and safe – web experience from government and public organizations. Join leading government cyber, IT, and web professionals at the 2016 Akamai Government Forum on April 21, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. for an engaging one-day discussion, where we will dialogue on the critical aspects – and tools – for safeguarding a dynamic government in our hyperconnected world.






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On November 16, 2016 MeriTalk held its third annual Big Data Exchange Brainstorm as we explored the future for Big Data as an asset, not just a buzz word. IoT – Unleash the Power of Big Data to Improve Government Outcomes More than any other tech trend, IoT will fundamentally change our society — from healthcare […] […]

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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 […] […]