17 steps to implement a public sector big data project

Government agencies are rich in data that could be used to better serve citizens. However leveraging massive amounts data is at best a complex project. Based on interviews with CIOs at every level of government, Kevin C. Desouza of Arizona State University lays out a three-stage, 17-step big data implementation plan.
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In the private sector, companies with massive volumes of data at their disposal, like Amazon and Facebook, have made millions of dollars leveraging that data with analytics. Public sector agencies, too, are data-intensive, and increasingly agencies at every level of government are looking to leverage their data to better serve citizens.

In a recent report for the IBM Center for The Business of Government, Kevin C. Desouza of Arizona State University, laid out the following public sector big data implementation plan, drawing on interviews with CIOs from every level of government.

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