NASCIO: Big data is a big deal

State governments should be preparing now to make use of the vast ammounts of data their agencies collect, a new report says.

Flash memory arrays built for large data stores, fast transfers

The Nimbus Gemini can handle 1 petabyte of weekly data writes without a loss of performance, along with 12 gigabits/sec transfer speeds and over 1 million input/output operations/sec.

Dell unveils desktop virtualization tool for feds

Enterprise-class solution helps agencies manage “geographic sprawl” through greater mobility and ability to power almost any device virtually anywhere.

DARPA's next big thing is … analog computing?

The key to mining those huge data sets collected from sensors and camera systems is to leave digital computing behind, the agency says.

Software in some FDA laptops tracks employees’ activities

Reportedly concerned about unauthorized disclosures, FDA officials installed monitoring software on some scientists’ laptops. The scientists say the action is in retaliation for blowing the whistle.

Marines find 'best and brightest' via geolocation

Marine Corps recruiters leverage data analytics and geolocation technologies to make the finding the best and the brightest faster, more accurate and more efficient.

DOD plans massive database of human research

Expanded PROMIS, developed the the Office of Naval Research, would track human studies throughout the department.

VA forecasts $3.5M in early energy savings from new system

Environmental Management System collects and reports 3,000 energy data points every 10 seconds, including main electrical and water services.

NYPD, Microsoft unveil all-seeing downtown surveillance system

The Domain Awareness System analyzes data from thousands of cameras, sensors and crime databases in real time, delivering a comprehensive view of threats and activity.

Unified computing makes Alaska smaller, faster, more secure

A private cloud based on unified computing technology has turned Alaska's IT unit into a versatile services provider for the state.

Numerator: Government's biggest big data challenges

Senior executives in the public sector don't have the right data management tools necessary to turn the volume and variety of data collected by their agencies into a form they can readily analyze and base decisions on, according to a recent "scorecard of big data business challenges" by Oracle Corp.

4 major cities launch shared data portal

Cities.data.gov features data sets from Chicago, Seattle, New York and San Francisco.

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