The GCN Awards presentation

15 IT projects win 2013 GCN Awards

GCN honors projects, ranging from USDA's satellite-based anti-fraud program to the world's biggest public-sector hackathon, for excellence in IT innovation and performance.

bio-preparedness

Bio-threat early warning system moves to next stage

The National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness, which monitors a vast array of data from multiple sources using real-time analytics, is in the final stages of field testing.

Denver

City uses a 'Google for machine data' to improve water use

Denver Water's IT Division spots trouble before it happens using Splunk's data collection and analysis capabilities.

faucet

Cities of big data: Dubuque creating a model for city water, power programs

The city gets the public on board with programs using smart meters and analytics to improve water and power use.

big data

What to do when data's too big to just transfer to the cloud

Some of the major cloud vendors offer a bulk import service that lets clients ship physical media to the data center where it can be uploaded, eliminating overly long data transfer times.

FlexPod

FlexPod technology expanded to take on big data

Cisco and NetApp introduce converged infrastructure technology designed to help organizations handle data-intensive workloads.

EIA mashup

Real-time map mashup shows storm threats to energy sources

The new version of EIA's energy infrastructure map adds real-time feeds from NOAA’s National Hurricane Center.

Seattle

Cities of big data: Seattle gets more from less power

With sensors and advanced analytics tied together within a cloud infrastructure, the city is looking to cut downtown power use by 10 to 25 percent.

FDNY

How FDNY uses analytics to find potential fire traps

The Risk Based Inspection System mines data from city agencies to help firefighters prioritize inspections.

big data

Big data = big exposure. What can you do about it?

Big data, which involves a lot more than large databases, complicates security, but there are steps agencies can take to protect their information.

IP video

Park Police zooms in on crowd surveillance on the Mall

Crowds for the 2013 inauguration tested their ability to secure a large public event, but advances in high-definition networked video cameras — "computers with a lens" — brought them up to the task.

Real time emergency response

With video mash-up app, first responders set up virtual ops center

Winner of National Science Foundation-funded tech challenge offers tools to help emergency responders filter video and Twitter feeds from bystanders at the scene.

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