The image above, taken April 27, shows the site of a potential landslide blocking a stream in the Gorkha District of Nepal. It is an example of the kind of tools that are being used to target recovery efforts and speed assistance.

The many ways government tech is aiding in disaster relief

Imagery, datasets and applications have been enlisted in the response to the earthquake in Nepal.

Natural disaster

6 big data projects to aid disaster response

U.S. and Japanese researchers will partner to improve big data collection and analysis.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

McAuliffe: Virginia is getting serious about big data

Building on state's IT strengths, the governor pushes for public-private partnerships to increase analytics for bioscience.

What

What's holding back Hadoop?

A survey of data management experts finds that qualified staff and clearly defined business cases are the top obstacles to deploying the open source big data solution.

big data infrastructure

Big data must haves: Capacity, compute, collaboration

Advanced capabilities allow researchers to focus on their work, rather than on the tools that enable it.

NOAA

NOAA's no-cost plan to get more data into the cloud

Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM, Microsoft and the Open Cloud Consortium will help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration more effectively distribute its data.

health related big data

Northrop partners with university for health data analytics

Northrop Grumman will expand its cybersecurity work with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, to include research on health data analytics.

Website analytics service counts more than clicks

Website analytics service counts more than clicks

A marketing-analytics-as-a-service provider looks to provide federal websites with predictive capabilities and real-time data insights.

Law enforcement needs better tech chops

Report: Law enforcement needs better tech chops

Rand researchers found that the law enforcement community needs to boost its knowledge of technology and better share information.

Can analytics help firefighters save lives?

Can analytics help firefighters save lives?

The New Orleans Fire Department used data analytics to identify households at risk for fires and conduct door-to-door smoke alarm outreach.

root cause of application performance issues

Applications running slow? The root cause might come as a surprise

To uncover the root cause of application performance issues, IT pros must look at database performance from an end-to-end perspective.

Ebola modeling tech floats flood response app

Ebola modeling floats flood response app

Virginia Tech graduate students built a tool that integrates local open data with an Ebola response model to aid emergency response to flooding.

Topic Resources

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  • Finding the Right Storage Balance

    New virtualization techniques and emerging flash technologies are giving data center operators more control over how they manage storage systems, speed backups and reduce costs. Download this article to learn how storage management can improve the economy of your data centers.

  • GameChanger: Microsegmentation

    In less than a decade, more than 87 million records with sensitive or private information have been exposed due to cyber-incidents on federal networks alone. Increasingly, organizations are beginning to realize that perimeter-based security just isn’t enough anymore. Download to learn how for many data centers, the solution is microsegmentation.

  • Infographic: Software-Defined Enterprise

    Moving to a fully software-defined enterprise takes time, and is typically done in steps: virtualization, cloud, software-defined storage, software-defined networking, the software-defined data center, and then full SDE. Slowly but surely, organizations are making their way. Download this infographic to learn how to overcome challenges and lower costs through SDE.

  • Converged Systems: Gaining Steam

    Government IT managers are beginning to see the value in converged systems for some of their workloads. They are finding that they not only save money and reduce complexity, but help IT better align with agency priorities. Converged infrastructure can increase application availability, centralize and simplify management, enable rapid provisioning of new systems and virtual machines, lower operation and maintenance costs, improve visibility and control, and reduce hardware footprint.