The NGA director said the Map of the World can "break down the barriers between collectors, analysts, customers and decision-makers."
The next-generation database will contain as many as 52 million facial images, including millions taken for non-criminal investigations.
Some scientists fear that advanced research in virology, genetics, and other areas could result in unintended discoveries with the potential for weaponization, aided by the lax cybersecurity posture of many academic and research institutions.
Too much public data still flows through for-profit intermediaries, Spencer Rascoff said.
Rather than retroactively try to reconstruct the next market anomaly, the SEC launched the Market Information Data Analytics System, which collects more than one billion records per day.
Telephone companies will retain the records, but will have to ensure a "usable format" for the National Security Agency.
A MeriTalk survey of executives in health care-related agencies and businesses found that fewer than 20 percent said their organization is prepared to work with big data.
Trying to determine when spy agencies are required to dispose of data is something of a mystery, even to them.
The aggregation of climate info and tools is designed to help foster application development and entrepreneurial opportunities.
The new site is part of a two-year effort to make the U.S. Geological Survey's online resources more accessible and user-friendly.
This excerpt from "Left Brain, Right Stuff" explains the value and limitations of decision models.
The largest request for NOAA's five offices is the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, which would get an increase of about $165 million over fiscal 2014.