Many expressed the view that a number of the barriers mentioned would require international remedies to enable researchers and practitioners to tackle the big problems that cross national borders (e.g., environment, health, and, increasingly, security). Other participants noted the relevance of issues on “big data” to DoD’s “Data to Decisions” investment area, since the data required to inform decisions is increasingly heterogeneous, and drawn from disparate sources that are distributed over both space and time.

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