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Perspectives on Big Data & Analytics-(Doug Wolfe, CIA)

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Perspectives on Big Data & Analytics-(Doug Wolfe, CIA)

  1. 1. SPARK SUMMIT | 2015 DOUG WOLFE – CIO, CIA
  2. 2. Analytics for Government
  3. 3. What we do at CIA, consists of Five Basic Components Mission To carry out “the intelligence cycle,” the process of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information to top US government officials. Analysis Science and Technology The  CIA  is  an  independent  agency  responsible  for  providing  na8onal  security  intelligence  to  senior  US  policymakers.  The  Director  of   the  Central  Intelligence  Agency  (D/CIA)  is  nominated  by  the  president  with  the  advice  and  consent  of  the  Senate.  The  Director   manages  the  opera8ons,  personnel,  and  budget  of  the  Central  Intelligence  Agency.   Support Digital Innovation! Operations
  4. 4. What we need, insights! FA S T A C C U R AT E P R E D I C T I V E Our strategy is to deliver the most advanced analytic environment in support of the mission
  5. 5. The Government is changing. The adoption of the C2S cloud (AWS) in the Intelligence Community was a major change to the way we do business. C2S gives us a compute fabric on demand. Recent Progress
  6. 6. Creation of a compatible software ecosystem Putting the best tools possible at the fingertips of the analysts; spending our time and resources on outcomes Next Steps:
  7. 7. Caution, don’t fall into the mouse trap!
  8. 8. FINANCIAL! OPPORTUNITIES ! VIRTUOUS CYCLE! COMMERCIAL! PRODUCTS! OPEN ! SOURCE! GOVERNMENT! SOLUTIONS! COMPETITION! AND! COLLABORATION! MISSION! OUTCOMES! Our Challenge Requires a Marketplace of Continuous Ideas and Innovation Derived from All Sources
  9. 9. Culture - Harder than Tech?
  10. 10. The SPARK Advantage Anal • Fast • Dist • Inte • Lea A N A LY T I C S W E N E E D Total Contributors: 150 – 500 Lines of code: 190K – 370K! 500+ active production deployments Fast - Streaming Distributed Interoperable - Data - Tools Learning
  11. 11. Continued Spark innovation has significant promise to deliver solutions to Government
  12. 12. A sustainable ecosystem by connecting the The Valley and the Hill! drives innovation.
  13. 13. Thank You @cia facebook.com/Central.Intelligence.Agency @unitedstates

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