This will be a joint presentation with the Chief Technology Officer of Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Joint-Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), Leonel Garciga, and Hortonworks Public Sector Technical Director, Henry Sowell.
Problem statement: JIDO is responsible for countering improvised threats with tactical responsiveness and rapid solution development and delivery. Like many organizations, JIDO development costs were too high, solution deployments were too slow, and their data was contained in too many silo'd systems.
Solution: JIDO re-evaluated its workforce, re-examined its policies, and began leveraging several enterprise open source technologies (e.g. containerization, Elasticsearch, Apache Hadoop, etc.) and commodity hardware in production to begin rapidly deploying analytic and storage solutions on multiple data streams across diverse networks.
Measureable business benefit / impact: JIDO has seen a 35 percent drop in development costs, an acceleration in time to deployment, and has become an established leader in the public sector in regards to rapid solution deployment.