Todd Park hosts big data tweet-up

Monday - 4/30/2012, 10:51am EDT

Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park is taking on the issue of big data - especially as it relates to the health care field. When asked during a recent Tweet-Up about the biggest barriers to big data, Park said the key is making information liquid and accessible while protecting privacy - which, he said, is doable. Park also encouraged agencies to make sure they release data in machine-readable formats. He pointed to healthdata.gov as a good example.