Big Data Exchange

A vertical community of Federal big data leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

WH, DoE Launch Call to Action for Better Power Outage Data

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Department of Energy (DoE) launched a call to action asking utilities and outage data companies to voluntarily share their data with the Outage Data Initiative Nationwide (ODIN) for better real-time, standardized, and transparent power outage data.


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Federal Officials Discuss Data Checklist, Recruiting Tips

Federal agency officials talked about the art and science of data management and related workforce recruiting at FCW’s IT Modernization Summit on October 5.


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Sen. Wyden Raises Concerns Over Government Data Collection

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter on Sept. 21 to the inspector generals of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Justice (DOJ), requesting that they investigate the alleged warrantless data gathering of American citizens’ online search histories.


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NAPA Offers Options for Better Fed/State Sharing of Death Data

The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) on August 8 released a new report for the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) on current and potential sources of state death data used by Federal agencies for program administration and payment integrity, and pointing to ways for better government cooperation in the sharing of that data.


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Sen. Romney Proposes New Public Health Data Agency

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, has proposed establishing a new health data agency to improve access to impartial and objective public health data, with the payoff of bolstering infectious disease intelligence and preparedness.


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Upcoming Events
Digital Transformation Summit

This year ACT-IAC and MeriTalk are collaborating on the third Digital Transformation Summit focusing on use cases as well as the culture, customer experience emphasis, and training that are essential to successful implementation of the right digital technology. […]

FITARA Awards and FedRAMP Celebration

FITARA is a fixture in Federal IT and remains an important measure of how agencies are prioritizing modernization. In partnership with Congressman Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, join us for our FITARA Awards, a complimentary award ceremony and networking reception on March 1 at 5 p.m. to honor Federal IT excellence, based on the FITARA Scorecard 15.0 grades. […]


AI is Out There Infographic

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not a concept of the far-off future – it is something that’s happening in Federal agencies, state and local governments, and higher education institutions today. […]

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The Power of AI

Between February’s AI Executive Order, the creation of the Select Committee on AI, the launch of, and a proposed $850 million toward AI research and development in the White House’s FY2020 budget, it’s clear the Federal government sees power and potential in adopting artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.


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AI and the Infrastructure Gap

After the AI executive order, DoD AI strategy, and recently passed OPEN Government Data Act, all signs point to real opportunity to liberate the potential of AI and other emerging technology. But, traditional environments (where agencies spend 80% of their budget) are not designed to meet data storage, management, and security needs at the scale required to support these technologies. How can agencies overcome this technical debt?


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Past Events
People First

Government agencies are seeing a rise in targeted cybersecurity attacks that cannot be defended with a zero trust approach alone. In this webinar, MeriTalk and Proofpoint will sit down with a public sector expert to discover how a people-focused approach can make a real difference in their cybersecurity efforts. […]

OutFront 2023

SAIC’s OutFront program on January 25 will explore the opportunities created by widespread adoption of agile, innovative solutions. […]

Where Identity Meets Service: How Customer Identity Solutions Can Rebuild Trust in Government

Join MeriTalk and Okta to explore the role of Identity solutions that offer more secure, optimized, and delightful digital experiences, without added friction or security risk. […]


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