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28 Organizations Signed Up for White House Big Data Initiative

big_data_EMThe U.S. government’s big data initiative has amassed support from 28 companies and organizations since its foundation in March 2012, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

Colby Hochmuth writes organizations participating in Data to Knowledge to Action work to bring experiences and lessons learned in using big data for healthcare and other sectors.

Tom Kalil, deputy director for technology and innovation for the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, told an event Tuesday the Obama administration’s goals include growing the big data workforce and investing in core technologies.

“In 2001, it costs $100 million to sequence a single human genome; it now costs $10,000 and is rapidly heading toward $1,000,” Kalil said, according to Fedscoop.


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