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Challenges and Opportunities in Big Data Webcast (March 29, 3PM EDT)

From: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:38:44 -0400
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To: public-egov-ig <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Of possible interest to folks in the US (and elsewhere, maybe). The
first and second bullet points seem particularly relevant for the w3c
egov efforts.



The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will host a
live webcast Thursday at 3 p.m. eastern time to outline how the
government can “help big data” with its Big Data Research and
Development Initiative.

Here are three things the feds could do right off the bat to promote
better use of big data:

* put the government’s own data sets into open formats
* push states to include a data or statistical literacy component in
their education plans
* establish ways to continuously collect data on prescribed topics as
opposed to relying on temporary snapshots

Speakers at the event will include John Holdren, assistant to the
president and director of the White House Office of Science and
Technology Policy; Subra Suresh director of the National Science
Foundation, and Marcia McNutt, director of the US Geological Survey.

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