Seattle

Cities of big data: Seattle gets more from less power

With sensors and advanced analytics tied together within a cloud infrastructure, the city is looking to cut downtown power use by 10 to 25 percent.

FDNY

How FDNY uses analytics to find potential fire traps

The Risk Based Inspection System mines data from city agencies to help firefighters prioritize inspections.

big data

Big data = big exposure. What can you do about it?

Big data, which involves a lot more than large databases, complicates security, but there are steps agencies can take to protect their information.

IP video

Park Police zooms in on crowd surveillance on the Mall

Crowds for the 2013 inauguration tested their ability to secure a large public event, but advances in high-definition networked video cameras — "computers with a lens" — brought them up to the task.

Real time emergency response

With video mash-up app, first responders set up virtual ops center

Winner of National Science Foundation-funded tech challenge offers tools to help emergency responders filter video and Twitter feeds from bystanders at the scene.

Planes lineup up on a runway waiting to take off

What's keeping FAA's NextGen air traffic control on the runway?

New technology for the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System is coming online -- slowly -- but non-technical issues are delaying many of the program's benefits.

Man with laptop showing Databrary with background of video images

Video data-sharing library opens up big data for behavioral research

NSF- and NIH-backed Databrary will let researchers store and openly share videos and information about their studies.

Street gang member against a backdrop showing network connections

West Point team builds tool to analyze gang connections

A team at the West Point Military Academy has released details of a software program that is helping local police improve intelligence on street gangs through new techniques for analyzing crime-based social networks.

Spatial data analysis on Esri map

SAP, Esri offering a unified view for data, geospatial analysis

SAP business intelligence and mobile platforms will integrate with Esri ArcGIS.

International Space Station

NASA laser comm will rocket data to and from space

NASA's Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) technology could increase data transfers from space by a factor of 100.

Hunk Splunk Analytics for Hadoop

Hadoop data too big to move? Splunk may have a solution

Splunk Analytics for Hadoop lets users explore, analyze and visualize data natively within the open-source programming framework.

Weather forecasting model from NAVGEM

Navy's new NAVGEM sharpens its global weather forecasting

A Naval Research Lab team develops a more efficient set of algorithms to increase the resolution of its maps.

Topic Resources

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    This Clipper Group paper outlines the importance of the underlying IT infrastructure for private cloud environments and lays the groundwork for clients navigating cloud, highlighting many key aspects of a private cloud infrastructure. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insight on cloud computing.

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    The term “big data” is now passing into the common vernacular. Although initially as much about the power of business analytics and data mining, the semantics have now swung to encapsulate data that is just big and of course, resource hungry, whether in terms of management, sheer storage capacity, or budgets. In that respect, the numbers are getting increasingly alarming: Estimates suggest that 90% of the world’s information was created in the last two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insights into the conflicting demands of storage management.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.