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.

data centers

How big data is remaking the government data center

The spread of big data tools and technologies is not only altering the way government data is being analyzed, it is reshaping the data center itself.

New York

City mines eviction filings to slow homelessness

New York City's Department of Homeless Services is using analytics to anticipate evictions and help identify families at risk of becoming homeless.

immunizations

How analytics sharpens state disease surveillance, lower costs

State public health agencies are turning to more advanced analytics in turning simple immunization registries into engines of population health management.

Analytics tools

Splunk announces tools for higher-ed, enterprise security, storage

Data analysis software firm Splunk offers subscription pricing to the higher education community and announces security and enterprise IT monitoring apps.

smart city

Cities turn the corner on 'smart city' investment

Market research firm IDC Government Insights says cities will start putting in place the IT building blocks for smart city systems and applications in 2014.

metro

Cloud-based analytics keeps Montreal's buses full and ridership growing

A combination of cloud computing and business analytics has helped the city of Montreal track the habits of individual public transit riders — and reward their loyalty.

heartbeat

Data analytics charts new path to heart attack survival

A Wake County, N.C., EMS team uses data analytics to uncover a new treatment protocol that extends survival rates for heart attack patients.

SI 3D

Smithsonian builds Internet of connected exhibits, specimens, research apps

The Smithsonian Institution is undergoing a digital makeover to support more interactive exhibits, displays and research applications for the public and research communities.

mobility

Dell Software addresses agency needs in BYOD, big data and security

Dell Software recently announced new tools for mobility management, security and business intelligence.

big data

Zettaset adds encryption feature to Hadoop management platform

Big data management firm Zettaset announced a enhancement to its Orchestrator tool that offers data-at-rest encryption for customers working in Hadoop environments.

data

Lawrence Livermore explores the shape of data, expanding query-free analytics

The national lab is using a new technique, topological data analysis, to extract meaning from large and varied data sets through a collaboration with commercial DARPA spinoff, Ayasdi Inc.

Topic Resources

  • Everything Storage: Learn How to Store All Your Data Underneath a Single, Extremely Scalable, Software-Defined Architecture

    Join us as we discuss scalable, software-defined storage architecture and integration, along with hardware and software technologies that empower Everything Storage. You will also be introduced to the leading massive-scale, open-platform solution for object storage. Be sure to tune-in to learn and ask questions about how open-platform solutions can bring you enterprise-class reliability, performance and simplicity without vendor lock-in and the associated price tag.

  • Data Center Micro-Segmentation

    The software-defined data center is beginning to reveal some benefits beyond agility, speed, and efficiency to government agencies. One critical area is security. Read this brief to find out how VMware is making micro-segmentation operationally feasible in the data center for the first time.

  • Moving to a Private Cloud? Infrastructure Really Matters!

    This Clipper Group paper outlines the importance of the underlying IT infrastructure for private cloud environments and lays the groundwork for clients navigating cloud, highlighting many key aspects of a private cloud infrastructure. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insight on cloud computing.

  • Store Less, Spend Less: Managing Data According to Its Economic Value

    The term “big data” is now passing into the common vernacular. Although initially as much about the power of business analytics and data mining, the semantics have now swung to encapsulate data that is just big and of course, resource hungry, whether in terms of management, sheer storage capacity, or budgets. In that respect, the numbers are getting increasingly alarming: Estimates suggest that 90% of the world’s information was created in the last two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insights into the conflicting demands of storage management.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.