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Top 10 datasets on data.gov

Of the nearly 1,300 datasets currently on Data.gov, you might be surprised which are the "most relevant."

NASCIO: Big data is a big deal

State governments should be preparing now to make use of the vast ammounts of data their agencies collect, a new report says.

18 California courts to share procurement services

The Superior Court of California, County of Riverside is sponsoring the Shared Procurement Services Pilot Project, providing the services of a trial court procurement specialist to the other courts via BidSync, a procurement-as-a-service provider.

Flash memory arrays built for large data stores, fast transfers

The Nimbus Gemini can handle 1 petabyte of weekly data writes without a loss of performance, along with 12 gigabits/sec transfer speeds and over 1 million input/output operations/sec.

USDA expects to manage 100,000 mobile devices

The department's planned Next Generation Mobility solution will manage mobile devices, applications and security.

Dell unveils desktop virtualization tool for feds

Enterprise-class solution helps agencies manage “geographic sprawl” through greater mobility and ability to power almost any device virtually anywhere.

Free app brings the database to iPhones, iPads

FileMaker Go 12 will display your database optimally for mobile devices, though only for those running iOS.

Software in some FDA laptops tracks employees’ activities

Reportedly concerned about unauthorized disclosures, FDA officials installed monitoring software on some scientists’ laptops. The scientists say the action is in retaliation for blowing the whistle.

DARPA's next big thing is … analog computing?

The key to mining those huge data sets collected from sensors and camera systems is to leave digital computing behind, the agency says.

Marines find 'best and brightest' via geolocation

Marine Corps recruiters leverage data analytics and geolocation technologies to make the finding the best and the brightest faster, more accurate and more efficient.

30 state IT projects chosen for NASCIO awards

NASCIO has selected 30 state IT initiatives in 10 categories as finalists for its 2012 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government.

DOD plans massive database of human research

Expanded PROMIS, developed the the Office of Naval Research, would track human studies throughout the department.

VA forecasts $3.5M in early energy savings from new system

Environmental Management System collects and reports 3,000 energy data points every 10 seconds, including main electrical and water services.

Will Windows 8 work in the government enterprise?

What are agencies looking for in the forthcoming OS, which is designed for both tablets and desktops/laptops? You tell us.

Challenge.gov tops 200 competitions in two years

More than 16,000 citizen "solvers" have taken part as the project reaches challenge No. 201.