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How and Why to Overcome Big Government Data Privacy Concerns

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by Angela Guess Caron Beesley of Business 2 Community reports, “Driven by potentially compelling outcomes, big government data is growing. A 2013 study of federal IT officials by the TechAmerica Foundation, for example, found that big data delivers many benefits, including: (1) Budget cuts and tax savings: Real-time analytics can help the government cut at…

Lockheed Martin and the Problem of Too Much Big Data

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “I’m probably guilty of spending too much time talking to startups and web companies, to the point where it’s easy to forget that not everyone is regularly re-architecting their applications and inserting new tools into their data-processing pipelines. Not every company is Facebook, where storage is…

Priorities for CIOs in Government in 2015

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by Angela Guess Government Technology reports that “The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released on Oct. 30 a list of the top ten priorities for CIOs in 2015. Security, cloud services and consolidation topped the list for the third year in a row. ‘These three priorities, along with budget and cost control,…

Government Linked Data Goes With George Thomas

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Thank you to John Breslin for authoring this guest post remembering our friend and colleague, George Thomas.] When writing about a person’s significant achievements, it would be so much better if the person themselves could hear the good things you were saying about them. Unfortunately, the person I am writing about, George Thomas,…

The Best Ways to Use Data in Local Government

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by Angela Guess Sarah Marsh of The Guardian recently wrote, “We asked experts to give their tips on making the most of data in local government. Here’s what they had to say.” Dan Herbert commented, “I love the restaurant bill analogy that Rufus Pollock uses. The data on the bill may well show a lot has…

How the Philippine Government is Opening Up Its Data

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by Angela Guess InterAksyon.com reports, “President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday boasted of the reforms undertaken by his administration towards making ‘good governance the norm’ as he unveiled two new reform initiatives — the Cashless Purchase Card program and Open Data Philippines.  Speaking at the Good Governance Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay…

Big Data Can Push Federal Agencies Forward

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by Angela Guess John K. Higgins of E-Commerce Times writes, “Innovation often comes slowly to the U.S. government. It has taken several years, for example, for federal agencies to get used to cloud technology — and it will likely be several more before that technology is fully embraced at the federal level. That pace also seems…