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White House Announces Big Data R&D Investments

PRIVACY—U.S.

March 29, 2012

The Obama administration today announced that it will make a $200 million investment in research and development activities on Big Data. Six federal departments and agencies will receive funds toward Big Data-related initiatives. "In the same way that past federal investments in information technology R&D led to dramatic advances in supercomputing and the creation of the Internet, the initiative we are launching today promises to transform our ability to use Big Data for scientific discovery, environmental and biomedical research, education and national security," said John Holdren of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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