Big data and the examined life
November 30, 2015
Commentary: Our every keystroke adds another byte to the data pool, doubling the world's data every18 months.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The General Services Administration recently released a free widget that provides resources for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Government and civilian websites can use the widget to inform survivors in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on ways they can register for needed financial assistance, find shelter and locate family and friends that may have been displaced in hard-hit areas.
The tool also connects individuals who are interested in volunteering in relief efforts and making donations to appropriate channels. Contractors with supplies that can prove helpful in disaster relief can also use the online tool to directly connect with GSA as the agency continues to purchase goods and services needed in recovery.