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Navy seeks big data ecosystem

Jun. 25, 2014 - 04:05PM   |  
By MICHAEL HARDY   |   Comments
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ONR is looking for ideas on building a big data ecosystem. (File/Getty Images)

The Navy wants to create a big data ecosystem that will enable strides in analytics.

According to a notice published June 19 at FedBizOpps, the Office of Naval Research is interested in “white papers and full proposals for advanced technology development that will forge major advancements towards a well-developed and robust naval big data ecosystem that enables more sophisticated and powerful analytics for supporting naval warfighting applications.”


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ONR’s notice delineates four key areas:

1. Development of a robust Naval Data Science foundation that addresses data representations and ontologies required to support a wide range of naval warfare mission areas;
2. Identifying, acquiring, ingesting, and indexing data sources pertinent to naval warfighting missions;
3. Development of advanced analytics for naval warfare mission areas, and;
4. Development of data protection and security mechanisms to ensure the integrity of data used throughout the analytic process.

“The overall objective of this effort is to achieve unprecedented access to data; to extract new and deeper insights by exploiting data in new and innovative ways; and to apply those new insights to improving naval warfare activities,” the notice reads.

Responses are due by Oct. 3.

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