- Only 18 percent of managers feel they have complete proficiency to use Big Data.
- Agency skill set could explain managers’ lack of confidence. Fifty percent of program managers believe their agency could do more to capitalize on the opportunities Big Data offers, yet nearly the same number – 47 percent – responded that their agency does not have the technical skills to understand how to use Big Data.
- Optimism abounds as 69 percent of federal leaders surveyed indicated that Big Data has the capacity to fundamentally transform federal operations.
- Current Big Data capabilities were compared to agency Big Data goals; results show that while federal leaders may not leverage Big Data to create overall cost savings now, that it is a goal for their agency in the future.
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