Vistronix’s Carl Buffington Named Lead Co-Chair of the Technology Roadmap Subgroup of NIST’s Big Data Working Group

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Nomination confirms Vistronix as innovator in big data solutions.

It’s an exciting time for identifying and maturing innovations and technologies that can accelerate secure and effective adoption of Big Data.

Vistronix, a national security company and leading provider of mission critical solutions to national security agencies in the federal space, today announced that Carl Buffington, Enterprise Solutions Architect, has been named the Lead Co-Chair of the Technology Roadmap subgroup of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Big Data Working Group (NBD-WG).

The focus of the NBD-WG is to form a community of interest with the goal of developing definitions, taxonomies, reference architectures, and a technology roadmap that will enable breakthrough discoveries and innovation by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life.

Buffington is also the Director of Vistronix’s Software Center of Excellence which is dedicated to developing capabilities and best practice processes in providing technical leadership in emerging technologies such as Cloud, Mobile and Big Data.

“I am honored to represent Vistronix as the Lead Co-Chair of NIST’s Big Data Technology Roadmap subgroup,” said Buffington. “It’s an exciting time for identifying and maturing innovations and technologies that can accelerate secure and effective adoption of Big Data and its potential to answer questions for problems that are difficult to quantify.”

The Technology Roadmap will define and prioritize requirements for interoperability, reusability, and extendibility for big data analytic techniques and technology infrastructure in order to support secure and effective adoption of Big Data. Now that the co-chairs for the subgroups have been named, they will help draft the subgroup charters. All of the subgroups will be contributing to the Big Data Technology Roadmap. The target date for completion of an initial draft for the Big Data Technology Roadmap has been set for Friday, September 27, 2013.

About Vistronix

Founded in 1990, Vistronix provides Mission Assurance and National Security Information systems, solutions and services to protect our country’s safety, security and economic well-being through ingenuity, innovation and mission expertise. As an agile mission systems innovator and employer-of-choice in National Security, Vistronix’s solutions include Enterprise Data Management, Geospatial Decision Support, C2 Systems Solutions and Critical Infrastructure Protection. For more information visit

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