Big Data yesterday and today —

According to Wikipedia, Big Data is data sets that are so voluminous and complex that traditional data-processing application software are inadequate to deal with them. Well, I have important news. The FBI and its Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) were engaging in Big Data long before there were even computers. On the FBI website are a couple of one-minute audio clips describing the FBI’s finger print unit (Ident) in 1924, and 1950 and today. Here is a wonderful blog describing the process.

Citizens can contribute to the FBI’s big data

It’s simple to do. File a police report. The simple act of filing a police report helps law enforcement professionals immeasurably. Don’t underestimate the value of your small contribution. The FBI crunches the data, analyzes patterns and feeds that information to local law enforcement agencies. By installing the My Property ID Registry system in your home or small business, you are taking another vital step in helping the police. The serial numbers of stolen items will lead to convictions.