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Traversing Digital BabelInformation, E-Government, and Exchange$
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Alon Peled

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027878

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027878.001.0001

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The Information Sharing Crisis that Does Not Go Away

The Information Sharing Crisis that Does Not Go Away

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(p.13) 1 The Information Sharing Crisis that Does Not Go Away
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Traversing Digital Babel
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Alon Peled

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027878.003.0002

The chapter illustrates the severity of public sector information sharing failures with five tragic events where information sharing failure was decisive: the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion; the 9/11 terror attacks; Hurricane Katrina; the 2010 Haiti earthquake; and the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. The chapter defines public agencies as big data owners and shows that the volume of big data processed and stored in the public sector far surpasses that of the private sector. The chapter then describes the massive cost of public sector information sharing failures in terms of wasted funds, lives lost, fraud, low data quality, and ineffective governance.

Keywords:   information Sharing, big data, public sector, government agencies, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Challenger Space Shuttle, Fukushima power plant, Haiti earthquake, fraud

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