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Our new look highlights analysis and commentary on the latest technology, tools and tactics in public sector IT.

Mining big data, no data scientist required

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.

TechAmerica Report: Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide To Transforming The Business of Government

Tap value of big data with strategy, infrastructure and roadmap

With computing costs coming down, agencies can unlock capabilities for analyzing and finding hidden value in data.

Credit: Falko Kuester, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), University of California, San Diego

Cracking big data for $3K and geek cred

Energy and NSF's Big Data Challenge sets a series of competitions, the first of which will pay $3,000 split at least three ways, but it's not about the money for contestants.

Cities expected to spend $4.8B on big data and cloud by 2017

Communication, data sharing and application development will play a key role for city governments over the next five years, according to Pike Research.

Intell community's new problem: Sharing too much data

Swamped by a deluge of data, intell analysts need technology that can help them understand a rapidly changing and complex world, a former CIA and NSA director says.

One-stop cloud marketplace open for feds

NJVC has unveiled a multi-cloud broker service for the federal government that will let agencies try, design and price an array of services from cloud providers before committing to large-scale migration.

‘Biometrics in a box’ – migrating Windows apps to the Amazon cloud

A hands-on look at migrating biometrics applications to Amazon's cloud.

Smart cities analyze social media to gauge citizen sentiment

The IBM Social Sentiment Index measures public opintion on key issues and services such as education and transportation, helping city officials to make more informed decisions.

It's called 'sparse data,' and it could be a big deal

The small bits of data coming from sensors recording everything from temperature changes to coffee pot use could make a big difference in the way we manage things.

Companies, agencies, still struggling with big data's learning curve

Even as enterprises launch big data initiatives, many face gaps in computing power, analytics and workforce skills, CompTIA survey finds.

How analytics can make education a learning experience for teachers

Data mining, analytics and Web dashboards can help fill gaps in education by letting educators study how students learn, a Brookings report says.

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.