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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.

Data transfer in the cloud

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.

Courtroom

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.

Monitoring prisoners with HD video

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.

NOAA N-Wave map

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.

Man surfing on a sea of documents

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.

Portable simulator

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.

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