DOT smart city challenge finalists

7 cities make the cut for Smart City Challenge

The Department of Transportation announced finalists for its Smart City Challenge from the nearly 80 submissions it received.

Measuring Massachusetts

Measuring Massachusetts' big data ecosystem

The Massachusetts Big Data project charts the growth of big data activity in the state.

NGA pathfinder social media explorer tool

NGA opens tools for faster analysis

Code for the tools developed by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency include those for analyzing social media, RSS feeds as well as satellite and spectral images.

EHR interoperability

ONC tool tracks work on health records interoperability

The Interoperability Proving Ground is a simple, searchable, open community platform for basic information on electronic health records interoperability projects.

Big data analysis gives Boston a better energy modeling strategy

Big data analysis gives Boston a better energy modeling strategy

Working with both MIT’s Sustainable Design Lab and the Lincoln Laboratory, Boston may be able to significantly cut costs and boost its energy resilience.

What separates big data ‘thrivers’ from ‘survivors’?

What separates big data ‘thrivers’ from ‘survivors’?

A majority of federal agencies have not yet established or leveraged big data expertise -- partly because of an imbalance in investments.

Agency dashboards added to analytics.usa.gov

Agency dashboards added to analytics.usa.gov

The federal website performance tracking site now features 10 agency-specific dashboards.

NASA tech could trim air travel delays

NASA tech could trim air travel delays

The Dynamic Weather Routes system quickly updates and analyses weather information to cut airline flight times and find alternative routes.

esearchers Review Cancer Data

Supercomputers enlisted in fight against cancer

The National Cancer Institute and Department of Energy will use exascale computing power to help identify patient-derived cancer treatment.

cities respond to DOT smart cities challenge

77 cities respond to Smart City Challenge

The winner of the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge will receive more than $50 million in funding and support to improve its transportation network.

Reverse engineering neural nets to improve machine learning

Reverse-engineering the brain to improve machine learning

Researchers are working to decipher how the brain’s visual system processes information in hopes of advancing machine learning algorithms and computer vision.

How crime stats can lie

How crime stats can lie

Nonstandard data that requires caveats, qualifications and explanations makes meaningful analysis and comparisons among jurisdictions nearly impossible.