Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup
Semantic Community

The Federal Big Data Initiative: Where it has been and where it is going

Dr. Brand Niemann

Former Senior Enterprise Architect & Data Scientist, U.S. EPA
co-organizer, Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup
Director and Senior Data Scientist, Semantic Community

Since the White House announced the Big Data Initiative in 2010, there have been a series of activities for government agencies, academia, and industry to participate in to develop data scientists, perform research, and to develop applications, which this presentation will summarize. The work of the Federal Big Data Senior Steering Work Group, the NSF Big Data Funding Opportunities, and the Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup will be described and specific examples will be shown.
The roles of the Presidential Digital Government Strategy and Open Data / Open Government Policy, the new Congressional Data Act, and the Open Research Data Policy will be described and specific examples of their implementation will be given. Attendees should be able to see where they might participate in the Federal Big Data Initiative as a result of attending this presentation.

Dr. Brand Niemann, former Senior Enterprise Architect & Data Scientist with the US Environmental Protection Agency, works as a data scientist, produces data science products, and publishes data stories for Semantic Community, AOL Government, & Data Science & Data Visualization DC. He is the co-organizer of the Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup and the Director and Senior Data Scientist for Semantic Community.