Conference to explore agencies use of big data

Wednesday - 7/11/2012, 1:43pm EDT

How is the government using big data currently? Experts from across government will be examining that issue at a big data conference being held September 18-19 in Washington, D.C.

Agencies on tap to attend and speak include:

  • Defense Department
  • Energy
  • NASA
  • Homeland Security
  • National Science Foundation
  • Intelligence Community
  • NIST
  • GSA

According to the conference agenda, some of the topics to be explored include:

  • lessons learned from the commercial sector
  • development of applications for homeland security and intelligence analysis
  • promise of health data analytics
  • role of new tools and technologies