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Press Statement 16-006

In support of the Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan

Strategy aims to further collaboration among federal agencies, academia, government and industry and catalyze a Big Data innovation ecosystem

photo of Dr. France A. Córdova

Dr. France A. Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)


May 24, 2016

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"NSF has been a leader in supporting fundamental research and development in data analysis methods, techniques and tools that enhance the benefits brought to us by the data and information revolution," said France Córdova, NSF director. "The Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan lays out opportunities for further collaboration among Federal agencies, academia, government and industry that will catalyze a Big Data innovation ecosystem and harness the benefits of Big Data for years to come. The strategy will help guide NSF's future investments in this area of critical national importance."

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The Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan provides guidance on strategies for Federal agencies to use when developing, or expanding, their individual Big Data Research and Development plans.

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