Pilot project combines federal and state datasets to find SNAP fraud

Pilot project combines federal and state datasets to find SNAP fraud

In a seven-state pilot, the Food and Nutrition Services is using predictive analytics to find and prevent fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

10 public sector projects take top honors in GCN Awards

10 public sector projects take top honors in GCN Awards

Ten public sector IT systems, including federal projects to expand digital services to users on global scale as well as local government apps designed to streamline citizens’ online experiences, were named winners of the 2015 GCN Awards for IT excellence.

Virginia educators get data analytics platform

Virginia educators get data analytics platform

The onTRAC system identifies achievement trends, tracks progress for students and provides a breakdown of critical data that teachers can use to create personalized learning plans.

West Coast researchers to get high-speed big data freeway

West Coast researchers to get high-speed big data freeway

The Pacific Research Platform will give researchers the ability to move data 1,000 times faster compared to speeds on today’s inter-campus shared Internet.

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Predictive analytics helps Chicago prioritize restaurant inspections

Researchers in Chicago have identified a host of risk factors that could lead to heath code violations and other analytics to help an overwhelmed food sanitation division inspect restaurants faster.

Data sharing helps North Carolina detect workers’ comp fraud

Data sharing helps North Carolina detect workers’ comp fraud

The state’s Industrial Commission has collected $1 million in civil penalties and increased employer compliance.

The FBI built a database that can catch rapists – almost nobody uses it

The FBI built a database that can catch rapists – almost nobody uses it

For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals.

4 ways to improve citizen-government satisfaction

4 ways to improve citizen-government satisfaction

A report by Forrester Research, “Transform Government from the Outside In,” recommends four ways digital government can increase citizen satisfaction.

Florida takes aim at juvenile recidivism with predictive analytics

Florida takes aim at juvenile recidivism with predictive analytics

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice will become the first state agency to conduct risk assessments using predictive analytics.

Making sense of machine learning

Making sense of machine learning

An online visualization explains critical analytics concepts in terms humans can understand.

Big data challenge for food resilience

Big data challenge for food resilience

Through the Innovation Challenge, the USDA and Microsoft are asking researchers to explore how to strengthen the nation’s food resilience by analyzing agricultural data.

Birst offers enterprise BI platform

Birst offers enterprise BI platform

Birst gives users self-service enterprise-grade business intelligence user tools, while meeting corporate standards for data quality and security.

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