Report Lays Out the Big Data Road Map for Government

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Over at the New York Times, Steve Lohr writes that a road map for rolling out Big Data projects in government was released today. The 39-page paper, “Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide to Transforming the Business of Government” was produced by the TechAmerica Foundation in consultation with technology experts in the White House, Internal Revenue Service, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other agencies.

The report sketches out the opportunity — the power of knowing more — to improve health care and reduce costs, put more cars on the road with less congestion, and produce more accurate weather predictions to lessen storm-related property damage and save lives, among other benefits.

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