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Nevada brings big data to the desert

The state and the Desert Research Institute partner with IBM to use analytics and advanced research applications for scientific research, education and economic development.

Big data applications at NSF

Convergence of technologies will spur big data projects in 2013

Cloud computing, Hadoop, NoSQL databases and semantic technology are related layers that will allow agencies to derive more value from big data applications.

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How agencies can reap more value from analytics

Three core steps can help agencies plant the seeds of an analytics program that can yield cost savings and better use of resources.

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NOAA's 10G network keeps the terabytes coming

The high-speed N-Wave network can scale up to a 100 gigabits/sec to accommodate the massive amount of weather and climate modeling data generated every day.

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Swimming with Piranha: Testing Oak Ridge's text analysis tool

Oak Ridge lab's scalable software shows why it could be of value to investigators, researchers and analysts, especially once it adds Raptor, a metadata tool.

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Wanted: Portable simulators for in-theater training

Staying competitive on the modern battlefield calls for continuous training delivered by inexpensive, portable simulators, says a Marine Corps leader.

10 predictions for government IT in 2013

Consolidation, cloud and mobile computing, lots of data and the foundations of smart government are among the key trends forecasted by IDC Government Insights.

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Boca Raton adds smarts to surveillance network

The Florida city is building out a city-wide digital video surveillance system and is using a management system to integrate feeds so police can get real-time views of the city.

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Piranha: Decoding the genomic tree in millions of documents

ORNL's text analytics software sees documents as mathematical vectors, clustering them according to their similarities.

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Energy lab's Piranha puts teeth into text analysis

Nearly nine years in the making, the agent-based software, available to other agencies, clusters huge volumes of text documents into groups that are easily processed.

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As agency data centers close, measurement tools take center stage

Reaping efficiency from data center consolidation will require new technologies, including unified computing and business analytics, to measure performance gains and savings.

Government citizen services

Data-driven government's goal: Personalized service

Agencies need to create a tech strategy that supports convergence of cloud, big data, mobility and Web services, a Justice CTO says.

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