Government Big Data Solutions Award winners announced has announced the winners of its Government Big Data Solutions Award for 2011, according to The award program was designed to highlight innovative solutions, best practices, and lessons learned to solve big data challenges.

The top five honorees are:

  • USA Search, which hosts search services over more than 500 government sites.
  • GCE Federal for its cloud-based financial management solutions.
  • PNNL Bioinformatics for its work in health, biology, genetics and computing.
  • SherpaSurfing, which is a cybersecurity solution analyzing trends, finds malware, and writes alerts.
  • The State Department’s Bureau of Conselor Affairs, which uses a large data set with critically important applications for citizen service and national security.

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