TLS 2013: The IC and Recovery Board Make the Business Case for Big Data Pilot Program

Feb 26, 2013

The Intelligence Community (IC) is often the earliest adopter of the latest innovations that eventually make their way through the entire government.  When it comes to big data, this is no exception.

From connecting all data sets from multiple mission directorates into one computational environment; sharing information across multiple agencies; and combining the efforts of data analysts, computer scientists, mathematicians and engineers, the IC is always forward thinking when it comes to leveraging and managing big data.

Tomorrow, Federal Computer Week and GTSI are hosting a Technology Leadership Series event on “Big Data Analytics in the New Budget Reality” at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C.

The event will bring together speakers from across civilian and DoD agencies, as well as top industry data analytics providers. Key discussions will focus on successful big data analytics implementations, as well demonstrations of emerging technologies in this arena.

We are also excited to announce an additional speaker from the IC will be participating on the event.  Troy Gilbert, Operations Division Chief, Defense Counterterrorism Center, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), will be participating in a panel with other IC leaders about effective ways to connect, share and analyze large volumes of classified and unclassified law enforcement and warfighter data.

Other speakers from this panel include:

  • Chris Holmes, Vice President, Six3Systems
  • Michael Howell, Deputy Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Gus Hunt, Chief Technology Officer, Central Intelligence Agency

In addition, Shawn Kingsberry, Chief Information Officer of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB), will outline the RATB’s transformational move to “big data as a service” and use of analytics to root out fraud, waste and abuse.  Simon Szykman, Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce, has also been added to as the government keynote speaker for the entire event.

Attendees are invited to attend the Technology Leadership Reception following the event to network with decision-makers, influencers and big data thought-leaders on the future state of government big data — and the risks and rewards they see now and in the future.

Stay tuned for more posts, as well as video interviews from the event on the GTSI blog.  In the meantime, click here to register for the event and we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!