Online registration is now closed. You can register on site at the JW Marriott at 6:45 AM on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.


To view the videos, click here.


To view the whitepapers, click here.

Informative links:

The Data Exchange Toolkit (mentioned by Kshemendra Paul)
National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding (Kshemendra Paul's blog)

Big data projects are found all around us, and many of us have one attached to our hand all day. Apple’s personal assistant technology, Siri, began as a big data project in the Pentagon laboratory, priding itself on the ability to collect, store, analyze and disseminate practically any data you throw at it – structured or unstructured. But Siri isn’t the only government big data project that has recently gained traction. Last March, the White House announced that the federal government would be contributing $200 million to support its Big Data Initiative, which promotes big data projects and technologies.

Through the implementation of big data programs, agencies are looking to increase efficiencies and productivity, make faster and more informed decisions, and protect national security. The Big Data Technology Symposium will create a business case for pilot programs, looking at the complete lifecycle of big data – collection, storage, analysis and taking action.

Join AFCEA Bethesda and speakers from leading federal agencies on March 12, 2013 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC for a look at the business case surrounding big data projects and the resources, scientists, analysts and technology needed to complete them.
Attendees will learn:
  • How big data can help prevent improper payments
  • How to use big data and analytics to identify cyber threats
  • Recommendations for starting and leveraging big data solutions
  • Case studies and examples of pilot programs implemented across the federal space
Continuing Education Credits (.4)
AFCEA Bethesda will be providing Continuing Education Credits to all symposium attendees from the Graduate School USA. The Graduate School USA is an independent, educational, not-for-profit institution with a rich history that spans nine decades. By providing challenging education and training opportunities to aspiring and seasoned professionals, the Graduate School USA prepares individuals to enter and advance in careers in government, as well as related pursuits with private and not-for-profit organizations. The Graduate School USA's range of programs and services includes continuing education, academic programs, career development and certificate programs—all designed to service the needs of organizations and individuals in both government and the private sector.
According to Deltek research, Federal government demand for big data solutions is growing. By 2017, spending levels are expected to steadily increase from $4.9 billion to approximately $7.2 billion. Download Deltek’s free report summary.
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Jeff Butler
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Kshemendra Paul
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Event Location
JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Metro Stop: Metro Center
Red Line

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