Big Data


4 major cities launch shared data portal

Cities.data.gov features data sets from Chicago, Seattle, New York and San Francisco.

DOD wants cyberterrorism-prediction software

DARPA seeks proposals for new software that can scour social media and other sites to predict cyberterrorism events.

Army's 'Kraken' puts data from many sensors onto one screen

With troop drawdowns in Afghanistan, the Army will use computerized surveillance technology to improve perimeter security and help protect small units in remote outposts.

NASCIO's new plan: CIOs take the lead

Top state IT leaders have adopted a new strategic plan aimed at putting a stronger emphasis on CIO leadership.

Advanced radar would 'see' through jungle to catch drug smugglers

The project is one of many at the U.S. Army's SouthCom that combines IT expertise from multiple agencies, including foreign ones, to support forces in the field.

41 percent of public sector can't handle data deluge, survey finds

Oracle's survey also finds a lot of C, D and F grades on how well public and private organizations handle their data.

Big data system ready to handle fed intell, surveillance sensor data

The system integrates DataDirect Networks’ Web Object Scaler cloud storage appliance with YottaStor’s mobile computing and big data storage system called YottaDrive.

Mixing supercomputing, social networking for a better view of Earth

The NASA Earth Exchange lets scientists build in hours Landsat-based Earth models that used to take months.

Is NSA's Accumulo open source or Google knock-off?

A bill would bar the Defense Department from using the NSA's Accumulo open source software unless DOD can show no viable commercial open source alternatives exist.

FBI mulls how to build database of tattoos

The FBI asks experts for suggestions in how to add tattoos to its databases of fingerprints, DNA, voice signatures and iris scans.