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Accession Number PB2013-101878
Title Report of a Workshop on Big Data.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 34p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In 2012, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) approached the National Research Council's TIGER standing committee and asked it to develop a list of workshop topics to explore the impact of emerging science and technology. From the list of topics given to DIA, three were chosen to be developed by the Committee for Science and Technology Challenges to U.S. National Security Interests. The first in a series of three workshops was held on April 23-24, 2012. This report summarizes that first workshop, which explored the phenomenon known as big data. The objective for the first workshop is given in the statement of task (see Box 1-1), which states, The workshop will review emerging capabilities in large computational data to include speed, data fusion, use, and commodification of data used in decision making. The workshop will also review the subsequent increase in vulnerabilities over the capabilities gained and the significance to national security. The committee devised an agenda that helped the committee, sponsors, and workshop attendees probe issues of national security related to so-called big data as well as gain understanding of potential related vulnerabilities. The workshop (see the agenda in Appendix B) was used to gather data that is described in this report, which presents views expressed by individual workshop participants. Although the committee is responsible for the overall quality and accuracy of the report as a record of what transpired at the workshop, the views presented are not necessarily those of all the workshop participants, the committee, or the National Research Council. This workshop report was not intended to provide a comprehensive review of the state of big data. Chapter 2 of this report summarizes presentations made and discussions held on the first day of the workshop, April 23, 2012. Chapter 3 chronicles the presentations and discussions from the second day of the workshop, April 24, 2012. The three appendixes contain, in order, the biographies of the committee members, the workshop agenda and lists of attendees, and the biographies of the presenters.
Keywords Communication networks
Computer programming
Computer security
Data base management
Decision making
Distributed data processing
Information systems
Military intelligence
National security

Source Agency National Academy of Science National Research Council
NTIS Subject Category 62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
74F - Military Intelligence
Corporate Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Div. of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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