A federal full-court press for smart cities IT

A federal full-court press for smart cities IT

Backed by $160 million in federal funding, the Obama administration announced programs to help local communities use emerging technologies to reduce traffic congestion, fight crime, foster economic growth and improve the delivery of city services.

Supercomputing without the supercomputer: In-memory computing

Supercomputing without the supercomputer

In-memory computing offers a viable alternative to expensive supercomputers and a natural complement to current enterprise investments.

Health care fraud: We can

Health care fraud: We can't afford to 'pay and chase'

Data validation, anomaly detection and predictive modeling can give federal agencies the real-time analytical framework that is needed to curb the rising tide of fraud.

NASA, USAID expand environmental data project

NASA, USAID expand environmental data project

NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development launched SERVIR-Mekong in Southeast Asia to share space-based environmental data.

Boulder uses big data to monitor health of trees

Boulder uses big data to monitor health of trees

Boulder, Colo., is using Trimble’s eCognition software to help city staff identify healthy or damaged canopy.

Symantec takes on the Internet of unsecured things

Symantec takes on the Internet of unsecured things

The company’s Embedded Critical Systems Protection locks down the software embedded in the devices to protect against zero-day attacks and prevent compromise.

Navy wants to patent a pirate probability system

Navy wants to patent a pirate probability system

Predictive analytics and big data could help combat crimes on the open seas.

DJ Patil

DJ Patil's drive for data-driven government

The nation’s chief data scientist assesses the government’s recent work on opening and using data.

PayPal Commerce Department to share data

Commerce partners with PayPal to help exporters

A public and freely accessible data platform will help businesses increase their overseas exports.

5-state data clearinghouse cuts duplicate benefits payments

5-state data clearinghouse cuts duplicate benefits payments

As people apply for assistance, the National Accuracy Clearinghouse flags duplicate identifying information from five states.

predictive analytics for fraud detection

How CMS stepped up its payment fraud detection

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Fraud Prevention System uses predictive analytics to flag players in the health care supply chain who might have participated in payment fraud.

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