Smokey the Bear says, "Only you can prevent wildfires." Now, that wildfire is the OPM breach. Yesterday it was the IRS. The day before that, it was Snowden. Tomorrow, it'll spark up somewhere else.
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What happens to downloaded government data if people are careless with their toys? How do we say no when the cabinet secretary says yes?
Brace yourself -- Big Data is the new IT buzz phrase coming to the Beltway. So, what is Big Data and why should we care?
Sometimes, the challenges facing Federal IT -- and Washington writ large -- seem so complex as to be intractable. Other times the answers are so simple it makes my blood boil.
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