The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Disparate Data Challenge encourages participants to offer solutions that can demonstrate effective capabilities that enable access to data that is wildly disparate in its formats, schemas, interfaces and locations, so that it may be available for search, business metrics and data and information analytics.
Here is our submittal to NGA that was selected within Stage 1 of the competition.
Phi Beta Iota: We find Eric Kant's work with disaster response conglomerates — come as you are sets of personalities, data, and softwares — to be most promising. It should be noted that he is a self-made innovator. This is a bottom-up success story and more or less proves what the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) is finding: all the digital innovators are outside the government, at the street level.
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