Big Data Faces Big Challenges, But Offers Big Potential

Big data analytics are helping Federal agencies enable their users to do more to serve citizens, but agencies have yet to harness the vast amount of data in the Federal space, said IT leaders during a panel at the ATARC Data & Analytics Summit on Tuesday.

“I’ll tell you what I’ve learned: in my big data journey over the last six years, we’ve had a pretty robust set of users on it. Users are smarter than they think. They’re a lot smarter than they think,” said Leonel Garciga, CTO at the Joint Improvised Threat Defense Organization within the Department of Defense.


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