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4 real-world takeaways from ELC

At the 2013 Executive Leadership Conference, industry and government leaders called for practices that could cut costs and show returns.

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Prisons turn to analytics software for parole decisions

Risk assessment programs weigh factors beyond the traditional considerations of parole boards and seem to be having an effect.

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Army finds its own way to build a big data system

The Enterprise Management Decision Support System draws on 3,500 database systems to create a picture of military readiness.

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Fort Lauderdale fights crime with data analytics

IBM researchers are working with the Florida city to develop an application that detects patterns and activities from a variety of data sources.

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SEC website offers window into stock market analytics

The Security and Exchange Commission's Market Structure Data and Analysis website will act as a central location for the SEC to publicly share data, research and analysis.

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Teradata platform helps big-data analysts ask the right questions

Teradata Aster Discovery platform snaps multiple analytical tools together to help business users "uncover things they didn't know they needed to know," according to company officials.

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HealthCare.gov: What went wrong?

The federal health care exchange website was forced into action by a hard deadline, despite bloated code and failed tests. What can agencies learn from the launch?

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IT managers: The biggest threat to infrastructure isn't cyber

Reducing costs, improving security, boosting efficiency are the top priorities for federal, state and local agencies, according to a Cisco survey.

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Splunk's newest version offers easy access to machine data

Enterprise 6 ramps up the speed of its analytics, with an interface made for non-technical users.

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Investigative tools equip Treasury agents to fight financial crime

The Bank Security Act IT modernization added analytics and forensic tools to help Treasury agents and regulators sift millions of records and chase down high-tech financial crimes.

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EPA's How's My Waterway app delivers transparency, environmental awareness

EPA's How's My Waterway web application was designed to conserve technology, operate across multiple devices and maintain a bond of information transparency to the public.

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USDA's high-res view of fraud

System combines Landsat imagery and weather data with crop insurance claims data and agricultural data to keep farmers honest.

Topic Resources

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