Federal, state and local agencies are tapping into the power of predictive analytics to cut waste or reduce crime, but they're not limited to looking forward.
With improved technology and lower costs, LIDAR has brought fine-grained, 3D capability to "just about everybody who uses a map."
When moving to Office 365, EPA discovered some Lotus Notes mailboxes with more than a million objects -- and 90T in all in the system -- prompting a new approach to the transition.
Complexity is the enemy of security, says NIST's FISMA lead Ron Ross, and the cloud can help simplify networks.
The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a collaborative effort on the cyber defense of the financial sector, was honored with the RSA Conference's information security award.
Sandia National Laboratories' network links 265 buildings and 13,000 ports, while saving space, energy and money.
State officials are using SAS Analytics to spot fraudulent unemployment claims before they are paid, as well as detect fraud across state departments.
Data Direct Networks, Intel and Red Hat release new products to further simplify management and performance of the open-source, big data framework while improving security.
A Chicago big data analytics project and a Boston cloud project focused on education are finalists in a competition to pick most innovative tech to improve urban life, city operations.
The explosive growth in information generated by security tools is putting a premium on the ability to analyze large volumes of data, say experts, who also call for active defense.
Big data can help improve health care and quality of life, reduce crime, and trim the federal budget, public sector IT officials say in a new TechAmerica study.
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.