CTOlabs.com Seeks Nominations for the 2012 Government Big Data Solutions Award

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Big Data innovation holds great promise of enhancing our lives. CTOlabs.com continues this award to enhance sharing of lessons learned on Big Data solutions in and around government.

Analysis of Big Data

The Government Big Data Solutions Award seeks to highlight best practices and share lessons learned.

The amount of data being created is growing faster than humans can analyze. But analysis can solve tough challenges. Those two facts are driving the continual pursuit of new Big Data solutions. Big Data solutions are of particular importance in government. The government has special abilities to focus research in areas like Health Sciences, Economics, Law Enforcement, Defense, Geographic Studies, Environmental Studies, Bioinformatics, and Computer Security. Each of those can be well served by Big Data approaches.

Innovation through new analytical approaches is already occurring in and around government. The Government Big Data Solutions Award was established in 2011 to help highlight some of the best innovation in the federal space. By highlighting solutions making significant contributions to government mission success this award seeks to help share best practices and lessons learned, thereby contributing to future solutions in the federal space.

Nominees are being sought from industry, academia and government. Submit nominations at: http://ctolabs.com/big-data-award

Selection of the top five nominees and an overall winner will be by a panel of judges made up of industry and government Big Data experts which include Doug Cutting of Cloudera (creator of Hadoop), Alan Wade (former government CIO), Chris Dorobek (leading government journalist and publisher of the DorobekInsider.com, and Ed Granstedt (industry leading federal sector technologist).

For more information, including information on last year's winners, visit the CTOvision.com Big Data report.

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