Realizing the benefits of the Internet of Things will require policymakers to break out of the old ways of thinking about data and privacy.
Why Are There No Jobs for Hadoop in the Federal Government?
A likely reason that government agencies have not fully embraced “big data” is because government leaders still do not fully understand what it can do or how it can help them operate more efficiently. For example, text mining can be applied to financial fraud detection, research paper classification, student sentiment analysis and smarter search engines for all manner of government records, and machine learning can be used for decision support systems for healthcare, model generation for climate science, speech recognition for security and mobile data entryacross agencies.
G8 charter puts open data on international agenda
Last month’s international G8 summit produced a declaration with new guidelines for a broad range of policy issues. Included in this declaration was a pioneering set of recommendations for open data initiatives, known as the Open Data Charter. Here's what you need to know.