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Do you speak Hadoop? What you need to know to get started.

Even though some government agencies have built Hadoop solutions, it remains a source of confusion to many. In order to assess its potential, first learn the basics.

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DigitalGov Search delivers real-time analytics, better results

The newly launched open source search stack lets GSA’s DigitalGov Search perform real-time analytics and create dashboards to monitor Web search trends.

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The IT domino effect: First big data, then mobility, cloud…

Anyone who manages IT systems knows technology change can have a domino effect across an entire organization. Be prepared for the influx of new data and new devices.

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Insider threats add pressure for real-time fixes to workforce risks

The Snowden and Wikileaks affairs, as well as potential threats from other insiders, has ratcheted up the urgency for a near-real-time analytic approach to government insider workforce risks.

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Social Security to step up fraud detection with predictive analytics

Agency is dedicated to building data analytics that would help SSA workers detect and prevent scams.

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Biosurveillance bulks up

Researchers from Defense Threat Reduction Agency have been working to beef up the nation’s biosurveillance capabilities to provide early warning to warfighters and first responders.

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Big data takes on the kill chain

Big data systems can correlate structured and unstructured data to paint a complete picture about an agency’s overall IT health and offer insight into the sophisticated threats.

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Gartner: 10 trends for smart government

The market research firm identified 10 strategic technology trends and described how government IT managers can apply them to their innovation efforts.

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ID resolution software helps thwart fraud rings

FICO's 50+ algorithms scour multiple data sources to help defeat criminal rings that perpetrate money laundering, insider fraud and other crimes.

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5 ways agencies can use Hadoop

Hadoop-based solutions are being used to supply information faster than ever in for scientific research, law enforcement and computer security; all steps in the right direction, but the framework can be better leveraged.

Tools for HR

Buy or build workforce apps? It depends.

Human resources tools now on the market are likely to offer some combination of analytical and predictive features.

Big data analytics for Human Resources

Can big data solve government's HR challenges?

A new generation of workforce applications, from recruitment to insider threat analysis, promises to bring big data tools to government's complex human resources challenges.

Topic Resources

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    Holistic visibility is more important than ever because most IT services— including email and web services— consist of a series of connected applications and infrastructure components. Download this whitepaper to learn the best ways to enhance your IT operations management strategy and gain insightful understanding and visibility into your organization’s data center.

  • Finding the Right Storage Balance

    New virtualization techniques and emerging flash technologies are giving data center operators more control over how they manage storage systems, speed backups and reduce costs. Download this article to learn how storage management can improve the economy of your data centers.


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