Technologists: Time to dig into the State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs Tech Meltdown

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Stories are starting to make it into the tech media about what appears to be a massive melt-down of one of the nation’s most important IT systems. This system is not be as widely known as healthcare.gov, but it should be, because it is every bit as important. The system is the IT behind the critical […]

Third Annual Big Data Forum Pre Event Survey

We have been meeting for three years in the Government Big Data Forum. The next will be 4 April 2013. Please help us evaluate the right issues to address and help us queue up a research agenda for the next year. And let us know if you have a lesson learned or topic you can […]

Third Annual Government Big Data Forum rescheduled to 4 April 2013: Sign Up Now!

Weather has caused a delay in the previously scheduled Government Big Data Forum. it is now being scheduled for 4 April 2103. Stay tuned for more information! Below is from the current invite. Third Annual Government Big Data Forum Big Data in the Age of Analytics: From Infrastructure to Sensemaking Note: Due to weather this event is […]

Third Annual Government Big Data Forum 7 March 2013: Sign Up Now!

Third Annual Government Big Data Forum Big Data in the Age of Analytics: From Infrastructure to Sensemaking Note: Due to weather this event is being rescheduled to 4 April. The concept of big data has come a long way in the past three years. Our first forum focused on enhancing a growing community, while last year’s focused […]

Big Data Fights Crime: The FBI's Next Generation Identification

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been in the Big Data business since 1999 when it launched the  Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), the world’s largest biometric database on individuals. IAFIS contains over 55 million sets of fingerprints and is used by law enforcement agencies nationwide for criminal investigations and civil background checks. To keep […]

Tech Review for November 2011

Dear friends, associates and CTOvision.com blog readers, This note provides a recap of writing and tech activities from October 2011. Please continue to interact with us via any path convenient to you. We welcome connections at Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can continue the dialog directly on our blog via the comments section of each post. And if you would like the daily version […]