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The U.S. Border Patrol apprehends 1 percent to 2 percent of the drugs smugglers move across the Mexican border into the United States, said Deputy Chief Carla Provost. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., thinks drones could help Border Patrol monitor the flow of these substances.






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Federal chief financial officers want to have access to data analytics tools during the next administration, according to a survey from the Association of Government Accountants and Grant Thornton.






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By 2020, there will be three times as many connected devices in the world as people. Information from all of those devices will feed into data lakes, which need to be broken down and sorted, according to Brian Houston at Hitachi. Houston, who spoke at MeriTalk’s Big Data Brainstorm Nov. 16, said managing incoming data is just as important as understanding existing data.






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Extreme vetting will require better, smarter data, according to Donna Roy, executive director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Information Sharing and Services Office. She spoke at MeriTalk’s Big Data Brainstorm.






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If government agencies don’t cooperate with both each other and the private sector on threat intelligence, they’ll never be able to keep up with the hackers working against them, according to Cloudera’s director of cybersecurity strategy, Sam Heywood.






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