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May 15, 2013

To Tap Big Data, Federal IT Must Partner With Tech Industry

CIO — WASHINGTON -- For IT managers in the federal government to wring more value out of the enormous stores of data they oversee, they must develop deeper partnerships with service providers in the private sector, according to a panel of experts speaking here at the annual FOSE government IT conference.

"The reason why government is hesitant towards a lot of the private sector is the private sector would push solutions looking for problems."

Federal IT workers from the CIO on down are dealing with the challenges of big data, but they're doing so amid the various pressures of contracting budgets, exponential growth in data volumes and a mounting expectation for higher-level, technology-enabled citizen services.

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http://www.cio.com/article/733422/To_Tap_Big_Data_Federal_IT_Must_Partner_With_Tech_Industry

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