Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) is HARD because… well…. It’s HARD!!!

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There are some pretty discouraging reports floating around about the Army’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A). Significantly over budget and past deadline, this ISR system appears to be floundering. While all the Congressmen lash out against this waste of precious DoD funding, it’s important to think clearly about why this is so hard. It is […]

Cloudera Strengthens Hadoop Security with Acquisition of Gazzang: Builds on additional community efforts to deliver end-to-end security offering

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One thing I really love about being in the technology field is watching things get done that just a short while ago seemed impossible. I felt that way again when reading the press release below.  In the early days of production systems built around Apache Hadoop, security was only possible by limiting access to your […]

DigitalGlobe Teams with Cloudera to Accelerate Delivery of Geospatial Big Data Analytics

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DigitalGlobe  is widely known as a leading provider of commercial high resolution imagery from space. Its constellation of 5 satellites has generated a 60PB archive of imagery that is approaching 5B square kilometers and is in a position to precisely document global change to meet the needs of defense, energy, agriculture, and NGO customers. Given […]

Protecting BigData Inside and Out: Learn from Cloudera engineers in DC 7 May

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The next in a series of technical talks provided by Cloudera focuses on protecting Big Data. This breakfast session will be held 7 May 2014 at the Tower Club in Tysons corner. More from their invite is below: Protecting Big Data Inside and Out Big data is a key advantage in improving your security intelligence, […]

Finding The Elusive Data Scientist In The Federal Space

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Everyone is talking about the data scientist. Harvard Business Review called it the “Sexiest Job of the 21st Century”. Friends from across industry and academia have also been using this term and I have met so many real data scientists that are making big differences for their organizations. Except in the federal space. A near-universal gap […]

Tech Titans To Visit At Geoint: Here is my take on the must-see firms on the expo floor

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This is a follow on to our post on planning your time at the Geoint Symposium. With this post I want to make some technology recommendations that may be helpful to you as you plan out your time at the Geoint Symposium 14-17 Apr. There are so many great firms on the expo floor you cannot possibly […]