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3.8 million records from the 1940 census go live online

April 2, 2012 The National Archives has digitized and published online the 72-year-old records of more than 130 million Americans, but finding your family will require a ...

NSA to crack codes with big data

March 30, 2012 Companies will demo code-making and code-breaking tech -- part of larger effort to make sense of the incongruous digital traffic on the Internet and elsewhere.

White House launches governmentwide investment in big data

March 30, 2012 Research funding aims to advance science and technology in medicine, astronomy and other areas.

Big news about big data

March 29, 2012 Thursday, White House officials plan to announce a $200 million cross-agency investment in big data research.