A better national government means finding improved ways to solve the nation’s challenges. Each agency, tasked with a different mission, must use its allocated budget in the most efficient way possible to have the biggest positive impact on our society. That could mean making more accurate predictions of disease pandemics at the CDC, improving the intelligence collection capabilities at the FBI or better analyzing the effects of global warming at the EPA.
Hitachi Data Systems Federal Blog
Creating safe cities with decreasing public safety budgets and increasing accounts of assault and violent crimes is a challenge. One would think that the vast amount of data coming from a variety of sources, including websites, web search queries, social media chatter, phone and email exchanges, audio and video feeds, closed circuit TVs, gun-sensor cameras, license tag readers, drones, satellite feeds and other surveillance technologies would make the job of solving crimes easier. Instead, the data is there but the challenge is how to leverage it.