Sharing data across major programs is evidence cited by Minnesota CIO Tom Baden that traditional government silos are starting to break down. At the annual NASCIO conference last month in Orlando, Baden talked about how data analytics is helping the process along. He calls the phenomenon a "major inflection point for government."
According to Baden, there's reason to be optimistic. Asked whether data analytics technologies have lived up to the transformational hype that was promised, Baden told Government Technology: "I don't think we've scratched the surface of the possibilities yet."
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