Big Data Analytics

As new laws and efforts emphasize the importance of data, agency chief data officers need to meet the workforce where it is and follow through on the implementation of their data strategy, said agency CDOs during a panel during DLT’s Federal Data Management and Strategy Workshop on Wednesday. […]

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.


Analysis of big data is having a noticeable impact on reducing the opioid addiction epidemic in the U.S., according to panelists at the Health Datapalooza. “Having good surveillance has allowed us to stay ahead of what’s coming into our communities,” said Dana Quesinberry of Kentucky.