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

From: Holm, Jeanne M (1760) <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:46:00 +0000
To: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>, public-egov-ig <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CB988DF4.907A2%Jeanne.M.Holm@jpl.nasa.gov>

Thanks for the note.  It should be a very interesting event and will talk
about how the US plans to better enable data scientists, researchers,
journalists, and analysts to work with, visualize, and find data across
the government.

If any of you plan to be there in person, let me know and we'll meet up!


Jeanne Holm
Evangelist, Data.gov
U.S. General Services Administration
Cell: (818) 434-5037
Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn: JeanneHolm

On 3/28/12 9:38 AM, "Ed Summers" <ehs@pobox.com> wrote:

>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 ³help big data² 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 government¹s 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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