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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Federal Agencies to Spend $6B on Big Data Tech By 2018

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big dataDeltek analyst Alex Rossino forecasts that federal agencies’ spending on big data management tools and services will grow from $4.99 billion in 2014 to $5.77 billion in 2018, C4ISR & Networks reported Thursday.

Steve Watkins writes that Rossino predicts the big data programs at the Defense Department, NASA, Energy Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will drive the spending growth.

DoD’s big data investments could reach by $880 million in four years, according to Watkins’ article.

Watkins reports the department is working to integrate military data networks and building autonomous systems to gather data from sensors.

“We’re moving to a greater use of autonomous, semi-autonomous and even robotic systems, and this translates to an even larger jump in the volume of data that’s on the network … and demands, again, automation to assist in the processing of effort,” Rossino said, according to the report.

“These capabilities in general will essentially create a new kind of warfare that enables rapid, automated responses, and Big Data is at the heart of this evolution.”

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