The article linked below was published in the Spring 2012 edition of FedTech Magazine.
Big data is a hot new trend in IT, and the Federal government is moving to put it to use. Big data can help the government become more efficient, which is key in tight budgetary times. The use of big data also holds the possibility of moving government from a "reactive" stance to a "proactive" stance, where it actually attempts to prevent wrongs versus seeking redress - a much more impactive and fundamental change. Are you tracking this trend or working to use big data? Where do you see it first being applied? What are the short and long-term barriers that stand in the way?