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.

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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.

Mission-driven data visualization example: ForeignAssistance.gov

Mission-driven data visualization

Data visualization does not have to come in the form of a dashboard. Key performance indicators certainly have their place, but agencies at all levels of government are making data visualization an integral tool for critical missions.

NIH funds new tools to crack genomic big data

NIH funds new tools to crack genomic big data

The National Institutes of Health’s Big Data to Knowledge Initiative recently funded 15 targeted software development projects to quickly compress, share, access and visualize genomic data.

The fight against health care fraud

The fight against health care fraud

Government and industry are developing increasingly sophisticated tools to see beyond the smoke screen of fraudulent claims for medical payments.

Pilot project combines federal and state datasets to find SNAP fraud

Pilot project combines federal and state datasets to find SNAP fraud

In a seven-state pilot, the Food and Nutrition Services is using predictive analytics to find and prevent fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

10 public sector projects take top honors in GCN Awards

10 public sector projects take top honors in GCN Awards

Ten public sector IT systems, including federal projects to expand digital services to users on global scale as well as local government apps designed to streamline citizens’ online experiences, were named winners of the 2015 GCN Awards for IT excellence.

Virginia educators get data analytics platform

Virginia educators get data analytics platform

The onTRAC system identifies achievement trends, tracks progress for students and provides a breakdown of critical data that teachers can use to create personalized learning plans.

West Coast researchers to get high-speed big data freeway

West Coast researchers to get high-speed big data freeway

The Pacific Research Platform will give researchers the ability to move data 1,000 times faster compared to speeds on today’s inter-campus shared Internet.

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Predictive analytics helps Chicago prioritize restaurant inspections

Researchers in Chicago have identified a host of risk factors that could lead to heath code violations and other analytics to help an overwhelmed food sanitation division inspect restaurants faster.

Data sharing helps North Carolina detect workers’ comp fraud

Data sharing helps North Carolina detect workers’ comp fraud

The state’s Industrial Commission has collected $1 million in civil penalties and increased employer compliance.