Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Big Data Meets Interested Government

Marks, Joseph. "Big Data Meets Interested Government." Nextgov, March 12, 2012.

From the article: "Intelligence agencies increasingly are looking beyond the satellite photos and secret reports upon which they've traditionally relied for insight into U.S. adversaries' actions and are turning to data-crunching algorithms that can sift through massive piles of disparate information, such as GPS reports, social media posts and online images, said Amr Awadallah, co-founder and chief technology officer of CloudEra, a vendor that maintains and manages big data systems. While intelligence agencies are the first government entities to mine big data -- data sets too large to be analyzed by desktop analytical tools -- they're unlikely to be the last, Awadallah said."  Read more