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WASHINGTON (MNI) - Attempting to refute the common criticism that the
federal government keeps doing the same things over and over, only slower, the
Commerce Department Thursday launched the first Commerce Data Advisory Data
Council meeting, in search of a data "moonshot" project that applies the most
advanced information technology to petabytes of government output.
The new council is composed of 19 members drawn from the top echelon of
many of the most advanced private-sector data companies like IBM, LinkedIn,
Microsoft, Esri, Zillow, PayPal, Amazon, GE, Intel and, of course, Google, which
made its Washington faciliti