The Big Picture on Big Data

Civilian and defense agencies have more data than they know what to do with. And hidden in these exponentially increasing words, numbers, and images is information that can help vastly increase efficiency, productivity, and national security.

The rush is on to capture the value found in massive waves of data—and deliver it to government clients in new ways they can use.

It can detect a pandemic in the offing, an inappropriate tax payment, a costly electricity drain. It can guide decisions that change entire government agencies and resource use for years to come. And it’s all around us—potentially as easy to harness as the flow of wind or water.

It’s big data, and it’s transforming the way federal agencies and government contracting companies operate.

With the leap to the cloud giving big data the room to reveal its potential, agencies and GovCon companies can collect, store, and use more data than ever before. The problem this raises is simple, even if the solution is not: Civilian and defense agencies have more data than they know what to do with. And hidden in these exponentially increasing words, numbers, and images is information that can help vastly increase efficiency, productivity, and national security.