Steve Gossage looks at fiber optics in a cable box that replaced heavier and bulkier copper cable for high speed communications throughout much of the labs

The stuff of world's largest fiber optic LAN: Sandia's network by the numbers

Sandia National Laboratories' network links 265 buildings and 13,000 ports, while saving space, energy and money.

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Financial ISAC shows how info sharing beefs up security

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.

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Michigan turns to analytics to stop fraud, waste and abuse

State officials are using SAS Analytics to spot fraudulent unemployment claims before they are paid, as well as detect fraud across state departments.

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New tools help bring Hadoop into the enterprise

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.

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Which city has the smartest public technology?

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.

RSA show floor

What rocks at RSA? Big data security, active defense.

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.

Data analytics

4 ways big data can save lives and money

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.

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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.

Data analytics with image of elephant suggesting Hadoop

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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