NOAA maintenance on TAO buoy

Forecast warms for El Niño monitoring system

After reports surfaced that El Nino forecasts were losing accuracy due to lack of data, the National Weather Service announced it would repair 70 towering buoys used to track El Niño and La Niña patterns.

Students taking a test

Montana to link K-12 transcript data to universities

The project will inform policy decisions at the state level, support college and career planning, as well as facilitate the transition for K-12 students to college.

digital surveillance

System to continuously scan behavior of cleared workers

U.S. intelligence agencies are planning to thwart insider threats with a system for automated, continuous monitoring of the background and behavior of government workers with secret clearances.

Professor helping students

Analytics tool tracks higher-ed classroom performance

Connect Insight, a mobile analytics tool, helps instructors visualize how individual students are performing relative to their peers.

terastar

Sensor-sized big data storage scales down for the enterprise

BAE Systems' TeraStar system delivers government and military big data storage solution at smaller size and cost.

big data

A trip through the Ozone

Long a proponent of big data analytics, the intelligence community has worked with private contractors and the Government Open Source Software Board to build the Ozone Widget Framework.

chip

Scientists develop chips for super fast cloud data transfers

The technology could download an ultra-high definition 4K movie or 40,000 songs from the cloud in seconds at speeds of 200 to 400 gigabit/sec, IBM said.

health care

How MassHealth cut Medicaid fraud with predictive analytics

Predictive analytics system based on NetReveal fraud detection protects MassHealth from fraud and unnecessary expenditures.

gavel

Get out of jail or do more time? Risk tools help judges decide.

Former New Jersey attorney general leads an effort to develop risk-assessment tool to help judges make data-driven sentencing decisions.

Microsoft BI

Big IT players add analytics apps to enterprise systems

Intel and Microsoft offer new data analytics tools designed to build upon their installed base of enterprise technologies and services.

New York

NYC Geek Squad stays on mission to liberate data

Building on successes of 2013, the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics pushes predictive analytics to help city leaders make data-driven decisions.

fraud

Treasury crosses the finish line on fraud network overhaul

Modernization of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has standardized data, speeded electronic filing and improved the ability to search terabytes of financial transaction data for evidence of wrongdoing.

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