Big Data


New commission aims to help government tap into big data

Group's leaders say innovation in using data is key to boosting U.S. competitiveness.

USASpending takes big data to the cloud

The General Services Administration's USASpending.gov website is using the GCE Big Data and Analytics Cloud for storing and managing large volumes of data.

Mother Nature chases Mass. town into the cloud

After tornadoes ripped through nearby Springfield, the technology director of Dedham decided it was time to move data backup and recovery to the cloud.

Closing big-data R&D gaps

The federal government's big-data initiative fills key research and development gaps where industry fears to tread.

Energy project looks to tame supercomputing's tsunami of data

A new facility at DOE's Argonne National Laboratory will develop tools to extract knowledge from petabytes of data and help researchers use their time more efficiently.

Keys to big data in the brain, not the computer, former NSA exec says

Visualization and analytics will require cultural anthropologists and social scientists to help organizations understand how humans process information.

Crash analytics: How data can help eliminate highway deaths

Highway safety groups' strategy, called Toward Zero Deaths, is ambitious, but data analytics combined with the "Four Es" make it possible.

Former FBI cyber cop: Hunt the hacker, not the hack

Shawn Henry, former head of FBI's cyber crime team, says private-sector networks lack adequate defenses and require the same level of intelligence available to government networks.

The path to outsmarting advanced cyberattacks

Analytics tools are available to detect attack patterns, but agencies need to take a few steps before gaining the confidence to act on the intelligence they provide.

Energy lab releases open-source tool for tracking cyberattacks

Hone, a tool being developed at the Pacific Northwest National Lab, links network traffic with an application, making it easier to find the source of an IT compromise.