Big Data Hits the Big Time
On March 29, 2012, the Obama administration announced the Big Data Research and Development Initiative. Suddenly, everyone was talking about what we statisticians have known for years: Big Data is important, interesting, and everywhere!
As part of the initiative, federal agencies—including the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)—committed millions of dollars of additional funds to Big Data projects.Some content is only viewable by ASA Members who subscribe to CHANCE. If you are an ASA member, log in to Members Only and look for CHANCE under your publications.