Nobel Laureate Dr John Mather and Northrop Grumman engineer Scott Willoughby talk to a large crowd at South by Southwest on March 9 2013

3 technologies from SXSW worth government time

Three big tech trends emerged from the 5-day SXSW Interactive conference: 3D printing, big data and gesture control.

Data analytics

Data analytics: a perfect investment for tight budgets

Analysis projects can pay off in improved agency performance, proactive management and a better handle on day-to-day operations.

Businessman manipulating charts graphs standing above a city

Analytics: Predicting the future (and past and present)

Federal, state and local agencies are tapping into the power of predictive analytics to cut waste or reduce crime, but they're not limited to looking forward.

A 3D terrestrial lidar scan of the Interstate 510 bridge in New Orleans

How LIDAR is revolutionizing maps, geospatial data

With improved technology and lower costs, LIDAR has brought fine-grained, 3D capability to "just about everybody who uses a map."

Businessman shocked at number of emails on computer screen

Million-message mailboxes complicate EPA's move to Office 365

When moving to Office 365, EPA discovered some Lotus Notes mailboxes with more than a million objects -- and 90T in all in the system -- prompting a new approach to the transition.

Complex maze with cloud in background

The enemy of risk management starts with a C (and it's not China)

Complexity is the enemy of security, says NIST's FISMA lead Ron Ross, and the cloud can help simplify networks.

Business people meeting against a backdrop of financial pricing data

Financial ISAC shows how info sharing beefs up security

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a collaborative effort on the cyber defense of the financial sector, was honored with the RSA Conference's information security award.

Steve Gossage looks at fiber optics in a cable box that replaced heavier and bulkier copper cable for high speed communications throughout much of the labs

The stuff of world's largest fiber optic LAN: Sandia's network by the numbers

Sandia National Laboratories' network links 265 buildings and 13,000 ports, while saving space, energy and money.

People in line at unemployment office

Michigan turns to analytics to stop fraud, waste and abuse

State officials are using SAS Analytics to spot fraudulent unemployment claims before they are paid, as well as detect fraud across state departments.

Elephant outside doors to server room

New tools help bring Hadoop into the enterprise

Data Direct Networks, Intel and Red Hat release new products to further simplify management and performance of the open-source, big data framework while improving security.

Open data map of Chicago Fare Media Sales Outlets

Which city has the smartest public technology?

A Chicago big data analytics project and a Boston cloud project focused on education are finalists in a competition to pick most innovative tech to improve urban life, city operations.

RSA show floor

What rocks at RSA? Big data security, active defense.

The explosive growth in information generated by security tools is putting a premium on the ability to analyze large volumes of data, say experts, who also call for active defense.

Topic Resources

  • Understanding the Impact of Ultra-Dense Hyper-Scale Servers

    For years high performance computing (HPC) was largely associated with large-scale scientific workloads and with applied technical computing. However, new workloads such as digital media, analytics and various applications have made their way onto HPC server. Read this whitepaper to learn how and why the arrival of ultra-dense, hyper-scale design is poised to make the latest shift in the HPC market.

  • Technical Computing for a New Era

    Today, high performance systems are used to solve technical computing problems across a range of sectors. This is because technical computing is more accessible than ever thanks to a wave of recent innovations. Read this whitepaper to learn about the high-value challenges that supercomputing allows agencies to address and the advanced capabilities it offers.

  • i2 Intelligence Analysis Platform

    IBM® i2® IBM® i2® Intelligence Analysis Platform is a scalable, extensible, service oriented intelligence analysis environment that is designed to provide organizations with access to intelligence when and where they need it, enabling faster, more informed decision making.

  • Consolidated Security Management for Mainframe Clouds

    IBM Security and IBM Information Management solutions for security work with the IBM System z platform to allow the mainframe to serve as an enterprise security hub, providing comprehensive, centralized security capabilities for organizations with distributed, multiplatform IT environments.

  • Integrating Security into Development, No Pain Required

    In this whitepaper, senior SANS Analyst Dave Shackleford discusses new ways developers and security teams can work together to create more efficient quality control processes to improve application functionality and security while minimizing bugs.