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A data-driven way to deal with ailing baby boomers

The Social Security Administration is looking for a machine learning and natural language processing solution to help it handle ever more disability claims and hearings.

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'Minority Report' moves closer to reality

Big data analytics helps officials identify criminals and terrorists, while virtual reality training improves agencies’ situational awareness and responses.

VA enlists Energy’s super powers for health research

The VA-DOE Big Data Science Initiative joins the forces of Energy’s national lab system and the VA’s Million Veteran Program’s digital health and genomic data to advance health care and drive next-generation supercomputing designs.

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Every picture tells a story, but visualization can tell the right one

As data visualizations leverage machine learning, data mining and statistics, they can deliver better insights into big data.

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State officials push tech to combat child porn

The Campaign for Child Rescue encourages the use of advanced technology to locate and rescue children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.

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IoT is the glue holding our smart cities together

The robust communications that smart cities are built on requires systematic evaluation and benchmarking to ensure effective delivery of public services.

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A data-driven approach to deciding on infrastructure investments

By modeling the flow -- of freight, commuters, money or anything else -- across each link of a network, researchers can show where investment will be most beneficial and which projects shouldn’t happen at all.

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Lafayette taps IoT for air quality data

City government, industry and university partners are building an interactive smart city platform for Lafayette, La.

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Can IT help cure the opioid crisis?

Government agencies and public health organizations are working to develop new tools to share pertinent health care data among providers and, in some cases, to predict the path of a user about to return to a life of opioid abuse.

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HHS funds states’ fight against opioids

The Department of Health and Human Services will distribute $485 million in grants to all 50 states to support evidence-based prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Household hazardous waste sorting with Smarter Sorting (Charlie Vallely)

How data management can cut cities’ hazardous waste costs

A startup’s sorting technology can help cities reduce the costs associated with disposing of household hazardous waste.

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How to talk about IT modernization

IDC’s four-stage taxonomy aims to help stakeholders understand the full scope of digital transformation efforts.

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