Big Data Exchange

A vertical community of Federal big data leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

Federal Officials Discuss Data Checklist, Recruiting Tips

Federal agency officials talked about the art and science of data management and related workforce recruiting at FCW’s IT Modernization Summit on October 5.


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Sen. Wyden Raises Concerns Over Government Data Collection

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter on Sept. 21 to the inspector generals of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Justice (DOJ), requesting that they investigate the alleged warrantless data gathering of American citizens’ online search histories.


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NAPA Offers Options for Better Fed/State Sharing of Death Data

The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) on August 8 released a new report for the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) on current and potential sources of state death data used by Federal agencies for program administration and payment integrity, and pointing to ways for better government cooperation in the sharing of that data.


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Sen. Romney Proposes New Public Health Data Agency

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, has proposed establishing a new health data agency to improve access to impartial and objective public health data, with the payoff of bolstering infectious disease intelligence and preparedness.


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CDC, USPS Officials Detail Data Management Improvements

Federal agencies are hard at work developing strategies to overcome data challenges and ensure they’re meeting critical mission needs, Federal data experts from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said during the Databricks Data and AI Summit 2022 in late June.


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Upcoming Events
Zero Trust: The Next Federal Frontier

Join us to discuss the road ahead, including how Federal leaders can pivot off the new strategy to drive innovation while implementing zero trust, educate and train the workforce – and secure the nation in the years to come. […]

New & Next: Put Data to Work for Mission Success

AI is Out There Infographic

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not a concept of the far-off future – it is something that’s happening in Federal agencies, state and local governments, and higher education institutions today. […]

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The Power of AI

Between February’s AI Executive Order, the creation of the Select Committee on AI, the launch of, and a proposed $850 million toward AI research and development in the White House’s FY2020 budget, it’s clear the Federal government sees power and potential in adopting artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.


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AI and the Infrastructure Gap

After the AI executive order, DoD AI strategy, and recently passed OPEN Government Data Act, all signs point to real opportunity to liberate the potential of AI and other emerging technology. But, traditional environments (where agencies spend 80% of their budget) are not designed to meet data storage, management, and security needs at the scale required to support these technologies. How can agencies overcome this technical debt?


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Past Events

USGIF invites you to join us for the GEOINT 2023 Symposium—the largest annual gathering of geospatial intelligence professionals in the nation. With an average total attendance of more than 4,000, the event is a unique and unparalleled gathering of the GEOINT community, with attendees spanning government, military, industry, and academia. […]

Cyber Smoke - Where Fed IT Gets Social

Join MeriTalk for an evening of networking and honoring individuals who have made significant contributions across cyber programs in Federal IT, all while enjoying a cigar and cocktail on Morton’s patio. The Morton’s dining room is also available for dinner reservations onsite. […]

Cyber Central May 2023 - Public-Private Priority

Join MeriTalk for Cyber Central in Washington, D.C. on May 17 for an examination of the strategy, challenges, and opportunities it brings to public and private sector organizations. Government and industry IT leaders will explore cyber policy, zero trust, supply chain security, cloud security, information sharing, and more. […]


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