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Analytics platform helps KC anticipate the needs of its citizens

With Xaqt's MetroGraph, Kansas City, Mo., taps into its smart infrastructure -- as well as legacy and open data -- for real-time monitoring and data-driven predictions.

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DHS wants you to build a better body scanner

Or a better algorithm, at least. A new challenge project aims to accurately assess passenger body scans for threats, cutting down on false positives and speeding up airport security lines.

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Iowa City turns to data for holistic health care, justice solutions

Data analytics is helping the city find new ways to combat substance abuse, homelessness, crime and mental health issues.

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Census preps open data site for 2020 information

Census is working to make data.census.gov more interactive and give customers better access to data.

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As the MGT Act rolls forward, it's time to debunk mainframe myths

Modernizing government technology should not mean replacing the dependable mainframe powerhouses that process increasingly complex workloads.

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NOAA seeks situational awareness to protect weather satellites

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for a way to keep its satellites and data from being damaged by other spacecraft or orbital debris.

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Los Alamos lets users customize the supercomputer software stack

New 800-line Charliecloud program uses a container approach to let big data users package their own stacks in isolation from the host operating system.

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Agencies ‘flying blind’ without more data

A two-year analysis warns that policy makers lack the data to inform their responses to workforce changes caused by key technologies.

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We use big data to sentence criminals. But can the algorithms really tell us what we need to know?

Data-driven tools cannot make the individual predictions that sentencing decisions require.

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Driving the future of smart cities with IoT

A new generation of IT systems based on internet-of-things technologies can carry smart cities development farther and faster than originally imagined.

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Real-time mobile management

NetMotion’s Mobile IQ provides detailed visualization, analysis and alerting for networks, users, devices and applications inside and outside the firewall.

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Army taps super powers for vehicle armor

The Army Research Lab has used its high-performance computing systems to design protection for vehicles on the battlefield.

Topic Resources

  • Understanding Data Center Modernization Options

    As government agencies modernize data centers, there are many options for complying with mandates, streamlining operations, and reducing costs. Cutting-edge technologies, such as Flash, paired with cloud operations, adds speed and efficiency. Modernizing data center management also can accelerate workload processing, optimize data analytics, and increase security.

  • Enabling the Data-Driven Economy in the Cognitive Era

    Government leaders have to consider and weigh many variables as they undertake the mission to improve the lives of citizens. They are continually challenged to improve program outcomes, optimize service delivery, and strengthen security, safety and resilience. They face these challenges knowing they have to build capabilities to identify hidden patterns, apply insight with speed and build knowledge that will better enable them to enhance and protect the economic vitality of the citizens and communities they serve.

  • Mission Possible! Your cognitive future in Government

    Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. Early adopters in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology, and its potential to transform government is enormous. Currently, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in operational environments and foster improved engagement with constituents. Our research indicates that government leaders are poised to embrace this groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to improve outcomes for government organizations across mission areas.

  • Compliance is Made Easier with Certain Steps

    State and local agencies have to prioritize which regulations are most applicable and find efficient ways to ensure compliance—a task made more challenging by insufficient human and financial resources.


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