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Intell tool would track social media like a virus

E-MEME, being developed for the Office of Naval Research, would apply epidemiological principles to public sentiment in order to predict protests, uprisings or even attacks.

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How E-MEME tracks topics

E-MEME might be used to predict how long it takes an infectious idea to cross over geographical areas or how likely it is to spread at all.

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NASA, NWS blazed an early path on lightning detection systems

Long before companies offered commercial total lightning detection services to government, NASA and National Weather Service researchers experimented with homegrown systems.

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Reading between the clouds: New lightning data improves early warnings

Newly available data on lightning activity within clouds gives NWS, NASA and the military better warnings about severe weather.

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Most analytics apps will come with Hadoop by 2015

Adding the open-source framework will lead to more task-specific analytics for agencies that need to turn data into insights and decisions they can act on, says Gartner.

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Big data file replication comes to Apache Hadoop

Attunity's software for file replication lets organizations rapidly move data in and out of Hadoop and the cloud.

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Predictive analytics: the future of successful law enforcement?

Picking criminal cases to investigate and prosecute can be a subtle, subjective process, former special agent John A. Cassara writes. Analytics software can help prosecutors make the right choice.

Memphis Police Department Real Time Crime Center

Predictive analysis grows as crime-prevention tool

Police departments are adding the algorithm-driven software to their public safety arsenal to reduce felony crimes.

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A picture worth 200 guards: Jail installs HD video, violence drops 90 percent

The Oklahoma County Jail got a clear view of the benefits of a manageable high-def video surveillance system, which cut costs and reduced altercations at the crowded facility.

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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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