Big Data Reaches The Hill: A Guide To Making It More Actionable

Brand Niemann | AOL Government | October 10, 2012

Big data, which has been the hot topic for conferences this year, has also received a good deal of attention on Capitol Hill in recent weeks, most notably with two recent events:

  • The ACT-IAC discussion with Congressional staff members on Big Data at the Hill – Defining and Understanding Policy Implications
  • The TechAmerica Foundation's release of its Big Data Commission report, "Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide to Transforming the Business of Government," "roadmap to using big data to better serve the American people."

As one who represents a population of data scientists, a group for which the TechAmerica says there is growing demand, I have seen quite a few--and written a number of--articles about recent big data conferences...