Big Data Exchange

A vertical community of Federal big data leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

Officials from the Department of Labor and the Army Corps of Engineers reported this week that their organizations are continuing to make progress on IT modernization despite hurdles created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and are approaching modernization with data as the centerpiece. […]

Upcoming Events
Red Hat Tech Talk

Agencies across the public sector are investing millions of dollars to become more data-driven, but few successfully transform and scale their traditional data tiers to get full value out of their data assets. Join us for a virtual Tech Talk on Wednesday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m. EDT, to learn how to leverage the Five […]

AI World Gov

Oct 28, 2020 – Oct 30, 2020: AI World Government provides a comprehensive three-day virtual forum to educate public sector agencies on proven strategies and tactics to deploy AI and cognitive technologies. Use code MERITALK2020 for a 20% discount. […]

AI is Out There

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not a concept of the far-off future – it is something that’s happening in Federal agencies, state and local governments, and higher education institutions today. […]

Power of AI

Between February’s AI Executive Order, the creation of the Select Committee on AI, the launch of, and a proposed $850 million toward AI research and development in the White House’s FY2020 budget, it’s clear the Federal government sees power and potential in adopting artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. […]


After the AI executive order, DoD AI strategy, and recently passed OPEN Government Data Act, all signs point to real opportunity to liberate the potential of AI and other emerging technology. But, traditional environments (where agencies spend 80% of their budget) are not designed to meet data storage, management, and security needs at the scale required to support these technologies. How can agencies overcome this technical debt? […]

Past Events
TIC Talks

TIC…Tock. The clock struck midnight for the outdated Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently released the final versions of three of the TIC 3.0 guidance documents. The new policy will eliminate barriers to the cloud, enable emerging technologies like SD-WAN, release the stranglehold […]


Join GAI, NVIDIA, and Dell on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m. EDT for a virtual tech briefing to review best practices for providing a high-quality virtual desktop experience to employees while securing sensitive data, with virtual GPU (vGPU) technology. […]


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