2014 GCN Award Winners

10 public sector projects win GCN Awards for IT excellence

The 2014 GCN Award winning projects range from a system that streamlined a process for victims of physical abuse to obtain protective orders to a cost-saving mobile app by a self-taught Air Force dev team.

How CMS takes on and beats back Medicare fraud

How CMS takes on and beats back Medicare fraud

Integrated with several Medicare databases, the Fraud Prevention System uses predictive algorithms and analytics to compare billing patterns against Medicare fee-for-service claims prior to payment.

Data lakes may hold promise for big data analytics

Data lakes: Don’t dive in just yet

While some claim data lakes are essential to capitalizing on big data analytics, there is no common view about what a data lake is or how it can provide value, said Gartner researchers.

The National Water Center will run state-of-the-art water management models

Tech takes on water resource challenges

The new National Water Center, the first U.S. center for water forecast operations, research and collaboration across federal agencies, is opening for business on the campus of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Wire data analytics: Toward a ‘single pane of glass’ for IT operations analytics

Toward a 'single pane of glass' for IT operations analytics

Wire data analytics uses packet data to monitor activity across the network stack and may be the final step in the development a single monitoring and management architecture for enterprise IT operations.

Using analytics to reduce child abuse risk

Using analytics to reduce child abuse risk

Florida's Department of Children and Families is studying the use of predictive analytics to reduce child fatalities.

Tech resources pledged to support Climate Data Initiative

Tech resources pledged to support Climate Data Initiative

In support of White House Climate Data Initiative, IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Esri and others are donating computing resources to support research into strengthening the global food system in a changing climate.

What makes an ideal shared service?

What makes an ideal shared service?

For a shared service to work, it should meet a requirement that most agencies have – yet isn't a core competency of any of them – such as human resources, payroll and procurement.

Georgia Tech develops BlackForest early warning system for cyberthreats

Georgia Tech develops early warning system for cyberthreats

BlackForest, an open source intelligence gathering system, aims to give cybersecurity teams advance warning of pending attacks.

State Department seeks website for country performance analytics

State Department wants a website for country performance analytics

The State Department wants to build a web-based databank of foreign countries' performance indicators to be used for data-driven problem solving.

Connected devices in the Internet of Things open vulnerabilities

If it's connected, it's vulnerable: Know the risks.

Government agencies should anticipate the security implications of the Internet of Things and identify how to leverage this revolution for the benefit of all.

Big Data Sandbox helps accelerate big data development

Big Data Sandbox helps accelerate big data development

The Talend Big Data Sandbox is a preconfigured, ready-to-use big data integration environment designed to quickly get big data projects off the ground.

Topic Resources

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    Join us as we discuss scalable, software-defined storage architecture and integration, along with hardware and software technologies that empower Everything Storage. You will also be introduced to the leading massive-scale, open-platform solution for object storage. Be sure to tune-in to learn and ask questions about how open-platform solutions can bring you enterprise-class reliability, performance and simplicity without vendor lock-in and the associated price tag.

  • Data Center Micro-Segmentation

    The software-defined data center is beginning to reveal some benefits beyond agility, speed, and efficiency to government agencies. One critical area is security. Read this brief to find out how VMware is making micro-segmentation operationally feasible in the data center for the first time.

  • Moving to a Private Cloud? Infrastructure Really Matters!

    This Clipper Group paper outlines the importance of the underlying IT infrastructure for private cloud environments and lays the groundwork for clients navigating cloud, highlighting many key aspects of a private cloud infrastructure. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insight on cloud computing.

  • Store Less, Spend Less: Managing Data According to Its Economic Value

    The term “big data” is now passing into the common vernacular. Although initially as much about the power of business analytics and data mining, the semantics have now swung to encapsulate data that is just big and of course, resource hungry, whether in terms of management, sheer storage capacity, or budgets. In that respect, the numbers are getting increasingly alarming: Estimates suggest that 90% of the world’s information was created in the last two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insights into the conflicting demands of storage management.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.