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Gov’t Report Calls for Big Data Career Track

BIG DATA—U.S.

October 4, 2012

A new industry report calls on the government to create a formal career track for employees managing Big Data, Federal Times reports. The TechAmerica Foundation’s Big Data Commission is calling for “a new federal academy to train and certify employees to capture, store, share, manage and analyze vast volumes of data” and cites agencies currently using Big Data techniques, such as NASA and the Internal Revenue Service. “The biggest issue is making sure that you have and can get to the relevant information that you need to make better decisions, improve processes, reduce fraud, waste and abuse and have better predictive capabilities,” said one expert.
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