For the Navy to gain the most insights from its operational pause day, fleets could use data analytics to make faster, more informed decisions. Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, ordered an operational pause across the U.S. Navy, following the collision of the USS John S. McCain with an oil tanker near Singapore. Each fleet is tasked with taking one day off, as they see fit, to look into “operational tempo, performance, maintenance, equipment, and personnel.”






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Data analytics professionals in the Federal government advised new data analytics teams to earn credibility in their agencies by finding a real-life problem and fixing it. “Pick someone in the C-suite that has a solvable problem and go do it,” said Kevin Garrison, chief of analytics at the Department of Defense, at MeriTalk’s big data webinar.






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On Aug. 2, experts from the public and private sectors will discuss Federal big data management master strategies, the evolution of big data leadership, and the impact of big data on agency modernization efforts.






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Citizens shouldn’t rely only on the law to protect their data, according to Will Ackerly, co-founder and chief technology officer at Virtru and former cloud security architect at the National Security Agency.






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Machine learning and artificial intelligence are needed to bridge the gap between the volume of government intelligence data and the number of people capable of analyzing it, according to Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity (IARPA).






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If Congress wants Federal agencies to get better at big data collaboration, they should start by fixing the outdated Privacy Act, according to Jessica Kahn, director of the data and systems group at the Center for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Services.






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Many Federal agencies oversee vast amounts of big data, from medical records to socioeconomic information. Seventy percent to 80 percent of data analytics work is preparing the data for its specific purpose, according to Adam Wilson, CEO of Trifacta, who spoke at Cloudera’s Government Forum on April 25.






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The National Technical Information Service announced on April 10 that it has selected Booz Allen Hamilton as one of its initial partners for the Joint Venture Program. The purpose of the JVP is to pair Federal agencies that accumulate massive amounts of data with organizations that can help them manage that data. NTIS selected Booz […] […]

Federal agencies are hemorrhaging billions of dollars every year due to fraud, waste, and improper payments, according to the Government Accountability Office. And the problem may be getting worse. MeriTalk spoke with a wide range of private sector experts about how the government can begin to reverse this trend.






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It may sound like a Hollywood thriller, but thanks to new capabilities developed by Hitachi Data Systems as part of its Visualization Suite, being able to tell the story of a crime that recently happened or is about to happen just got very real.






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Almost one-fifth of Feds said they are outright not supporting data collaboration across teams, according to a new MeriTalk study. “Acing the Big Data Test,” created in partnership with the data services company Teradata, reveals how Federal agencies are managing big data and how they can improve information sharing practices.






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Can he really do that? The Federal records management regulations prohibit President Donald Trump from making climate change data disappear, despite the order to take down part of the website.






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