Big data can help improve health care and quality of life, reduce crime, and trim the federal budget, public sector IT officials say in a new TechAmerica study.
E-MEME, being developed for the Office of Naval Research, would apply epidemiological principles to public sentiment in order to predict protests, uprisings or even attacks.
E-MEME might be used to predict how long it takes an infectious idea to cross over geographical areas or how likely it is to spread at all.
Long before companies offered commercial total lightning detection services to government, NASA and National Weather Service researchers experimented with homegrown systems.
Newly available data on lightning activity within clouds gives NWS, NASA and the military better warnings about severe weather.
Adding the open-source framework will lead to more task-specific analytics for agencies that need to turn data into insights and decisions they can act on, says Gartner.
Attunity's software for file replication lets organizations rapidly move data in and out of Hadoop and the cloud.
Picking criminal cases to investigate and prosecute can be a subtle, subjective process, former special agent John A. Cassara writes. Analytics software can help prosecutors make the right choice.
Police departments are adding the algorithm-driven software to their public safety arsenal to reduce felony crimes.
The state and the Desert Research Institute partner with IBM to use analytics and advanced research applications for scientific research, education and economic development.
The Oklahoma County Jail got a clear view of the benefits of a manageable high-def video surveillance system, which cut costs and reduced altercations at the crowded facility.
Cloud computing, Hadoop, NoSQL databases and semantic technology are related layers that will allow agencies to derive more value from big data applications.