Big Data


Transparency group supports DATA Act, standardized reporting tools

The Data Transparency Coalition will lobby for passage of the DATA Act, which would make the Recovery.gov website a permanent portal for standardized reporting on all government spending.

Oak Ridge lab takes a new tack on 'big security'

A team at Oak Ridge National Lab is developing tools that use advanced machine learning to counter cyber threats.

Integrated services? The cloud alone isn't enough.

Agencies will need to deploy cloud and service-oriented architectures together to achieve integrated services and greater information exchange across agencies and organizations, government and industry experts say.

Big data's target: Users

Government should follow the private sector's lead in making use of big data but focus on improving performance and efficiency "with less effort and pain," GSA's Dave McClure told a Washington audience.

White House launches $200M 'Big Data R&D' initiative

Six agencies, with more to follow, will work on ways to dig pertinent information out of the growing mountains of data.

Paul McCloskey

Government cloud gets personal -- and Siri-ous

When the government cloud meets the burgeoning consumer cloud, service to the citizen should look more like Siri to the citizen.

Don't look now, but everybody (CIA, DHS, etc.) is watching

As social media analytics improves, the intelligence community and other agencies are monitoring the traffic on popular sites. But could they put privacy at risk?

SAS' analytics software can extend big data's reach

Visual Analytics lets users analyze and visualize massive amounts of data in near-real time and share with others via the Web or iPad (and soon, Android) devices.

Microsoft donates image-matching tools to fight child porn trafficking

Microsoft will provide law enforcement agencies free image-matching tools to track and locate child porn traffickers.

Harvesting your data? Suit alleges there are lots of apps doing that.

A class-action lawsuit filed in an Austin, Texas, court the week of March 12 alleges some of the most-downloaded mobile apps are stealing personal information without users' knowledge. Just who is responsible? There are some pretty well known names, including but not limited to Facebook, Apple and Twitter.