Monday, June 23, 2014

2014-06-23: Federal Big Data Summit

On June 19th and 20th, I attended the Federal Big Data Summit at the Ronald Reagan Building in the heart of Washington, D.C. The summit is hosted by the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC).

I participated as an employee of the MITRE Corporation -- we help ATARC organize a series of collaboration sessions that are designed to help identify and make recommendations for solutions to big challenges in the federal government. I lead a collaboration session between government, industry, and academic representatives on Big Data Analytics and Applications. The goal of the session was to facilitate discussions between the participants regarding the application of big data in the government and preparing for the continued growth in importance of big data. The targeted topics included access to data in disconnected environments, interoperability between data providers, parallel processing (e.g., MapReduce), and moving from data to decision in an optimal fashion.

Due to the nature of the discussions (protected by Chatham House Rule), I cannot elaborate on the specific attendees or specific discussions. In a few weeks, MITRE will produce a publicly released summary and set of recommendations for the federal government based on the discussions. When it is released, I will update this blog with a link to the report. It be in a similar format and contain information at a similar level as the 2013 Federal Cloud Computing Summit deliverable.

On July 8th and 9th, I will be attending the Federal Cloud Computing Summit where I will run the MITRE-ATARC Collaboration Sessions on July 8th and moderate a panel of collaboration session participants on July 9th. Stay tuned for another blog posting on the Cloud Summit!

--Justin F. Brunelle

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