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.
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.
Long before companies offered commercial total lightning detection services to government, NASA and National Weather Service researchers experimented with homegrown systems.
Newly available data on lightning activity within clouds gives NWS, NASA and the military better warnings about severe weather.
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.
Attunity's software for file replication lets organizations rapidly move data in and out of Hadoop and the cloud.
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.