EDUCATION: Big Data Could Solve the College-Dropout Problem. America’s most famous college dropout thinks too many students are following his lead. Bill Gates, who left Harvard to found Microsoft, says it’s “tragic” that only half of the 2 million students who started college this fall will graduate. In a recent blog post, Gates hints at a solution: big data. Read more
TRENDS: New Big Data Trend Tracks ‘Digital Footprints’. Process mining shows how a company’s decisions work – or fail. Read more.
HADOOP: A Decade into Big Data. As we’ve moved through the various stages of big data – from the early Hadoop era to the data lake and and data fabric eras – we find ourselves wondering what will come next. Here are a few predictions. Find out more
HHS: Turns to Citizen Coders to Curtail Opioid Epidemic. The Health and Human Services Department thinks a solution to the opioid epidemic may lie in big data, and last week the agency called on programmers to help find it. More than 300 coders, entrepreneurs and public health advocates from around the country descended on Washington to compete in the first-ever HHS Code-a-Thon aimed at finding solutions to the opioid crisis. From Dec. 6 to 7, teams worked around-the-clock on projects that used government data to target the epidemic. Find out more
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.