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Navy must deal with rising tide of sensor data

A recent RAND report said that a distributed cloud system could help the Navy deal with its growing amount of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data.

USPS replaced spreadsheets with maps for fraud detection

In-house analytics tool maps fraud at USPS

The Postal Service inspector general's office built its own data analytics tool -- the Risk Assessment Data Repository -- to help investigators identify high-value targets for audit and investigation, reducing the time required to close a case and increasing the amount of money recovered.

Catalyst supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Livermore opens supercomputer cluster to big data collaborators

The Catalyst supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is being made available to industry and academic collaborators to test big data technologies, architectures and applications.

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API offers real-time parking data for cities, universities

Currently in private beta, the API links parking availability information from Streetline to mobile and Web apps, dynamic messages signs and in-car navigation systems.

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Worried about security? Beware the mosaic effect

Open data increases the possibilities that individual data sets can be combined and analyzed to reveal private or secure information.

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FOSE 2014 spotlights trends, tactics that drive agency efficiency

With 60 sessions over three days, FOSE 2014 promises a balance of technology and policy designed to give agency managers a view of where IT is trending in government.

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Bringing interactive civic information to the street

A public-private partnership in New York is bringing interactive smart screens to the streets to support open data, citizen engagement and a vibrant digital community.

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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.

Search function on Maine state website

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.