Chapter Four. FromWarfare to Government, Connectivity Is Vitality


One of the problems military leaders have in warfare is that they are overloaded with data—they have more imaging information than they have the people who can interpret it. Pervasive connectivity and distilling monumental volumes of data into tactical information locally is the new goal.

 --Jay Bertelli, CEO of Mercury Computer Systems, supplier of massive processing systems


The same data acquisition and management issues as in the commercial sector present themselves across federal, state, and local government agencies: data growth rates of 50 percent per year and greater, the requirement to network this data in real or near-real time, and the need to distill data ...

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