CCICADA Report on Big Data

Why the Collection and Analysis of Big Data Is Vital for Homeland Security Efforts

Everyone is talking about “big data.” Over the last several years, several federal agencies have offered hundreds of millions of dollars in big-data grants in a wide ranging White House initiative. In their report CCICADA and Big Data, CCICADA researchers answer many questions about big data, including in the context of homeland security. Exactly what is big data? Why is it considered so important? What about data has changed in the last 5-10 years? How might it change 5-10 years from now? What role has CCICADA played in the collection and analysis of big data in addressing homeland security issues, and what role will it play in the future? These and other questions are addressed in this report.  Download pdf of report

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