The age of big data has officially arrived in government.
Storage systems are near capacity as the amount of
information the federal government captures has increased
exponentially since 2000, and is projected to double every
year going forward. This new information, effectively
captured, managed, and analyzed, has the power to enhance
profoundly the effectiveness of government. Yet government
CIOs and their staffs must rise to the big data challenge at
a time when IT budgets are flat or shrinking, data centers
are being consolidated, and new skills are required to
manage, analyze and apply these massive amounts of data.