Fairfax County built a big data application that lets agencies efficiently manage the complex volume of unstructured data that currently exists and allows for real-time search.
Splunk promises to analyze and visualize machine data stored in Hadoop to quickly spot trends and statistical patterns for real-time decision-making.
Agencies that deal with the public in any way -- and what agencies don't? -- should be using this data mining technology now, experts say, because they'll be doing a lot of it in the future.
Weather forecasting is still an inexact science, but modeling techniques and high-powered computers help NOAA accurately predict the track of storms such as Sandy.
A DHS-funded collaborative mines data from poison centers, EMS reports, population, health care infrastructure, social media and other sources.
The agency's Aviation Safety Program analyzes incident reports from pilots, air traffic controllers and others to find trouble before it strikes.
Big data, cloud computing and video are increasing demand for data storage among federal agencies, according to a recent study.
The department's Common Operating Picture provides tools for broader situational awareness, including shared mapping, analytics and data visualization.
NetApp, Data Tactic offer geospatial intell community cloud-based advanced analytics and data storage system
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Discovery/Alert 7.0 can help government analysts and clinicians find value in data across multiple sources without specialized training. The FBI and DHS are on board.
With computing costs coming down, agencies can unlock capabilities for analyzing and finding hidden value in data.