This IDC Government Insights report provides an update to government Big Data deployment and management challenges such as obtaining access to data and the need to ensure that data allows for optimized decision making. This report also presents some of the best practices deployed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in persuading data owners to share data for analysis via the DHS Management Cube. Government organizations are beginning to take advantage of more of their data assets to make informed program, department, and agency decisions across the planning, budgeting, and execution life cycles.
"Data governance is a key element in ensuring that data is secure, actionable, timely, trusted, clean, complete, and granular, "says Adelaide O'Brien, research director, IDC Government Insights. "Without these characteristics, data may present an incomplete view into the subject matter and require substantial manual effort to transform it into a usable format for analysis," she adds.