Making smart cities into safe cities

Making smart cities into safe cities

Safe city initiatives can deliver a two-for-one return on smart city investments.

Bringing big data to firearm forensics

Bringing big data to firearm forensics

NIST's Ballistics Toolmark Research Database is helping law enforcement match bullets to guns with greater speed and precision -- and creating the data to advance the forensics even further.

USGS sensors to collect data as hurricane Matthew passes

USGS sensors collecting data as hurricane Matthew passes

The sensor network will help define the depth and duration of a storm-surge and assist public officials with recovery efforts.

Indiana CIO Dewand Neely

Applied analytics: What other states can learn from Indiana's wins (and missteps)

Indiana CIO Dewand Neely discusses his state's data analytics practice and its new approach to workforce cybersecurity training.

A portal for secure information requests

A portal for secure information requests

The Homeland Security Information Network Exchange gives fusion centers a free and secure tool to share and track information requests from law enforcement agencies

10 tips for city-level big data initiatives

10 tips for city-level big data initiatives

A new study by IBM’s Center for The Business of Government explores how cities can enhance the effectiveness of data-driven initiatives that provide public services more effectively and responsively.

Getting medical equipment to wounded warfighters

Getting medical equipment to wounded warfighters

The Patient Movement Item Asset Tracking System leverages RFID tracking and an innovative enterprisewide asset management system to ensure the military has the medical equipment when and where it needs it to aid any wounded warfighter.

DOT’s Foxx: Data the driver for smart cities

DOT’s Foxx: Data the driver for smart cities

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx explains that smart cities use technology for holistic, inclusive solutions.

heat related illness data

Arizona county fights heat-related illnesses with analytics

Arizona's Pinal County knew it needed to take a more rigorous approach to heat morbidity, so its Disease Investigation Program turned to SAS Analytics to monitor trends and at-risk populations.

USPS proposes smart cities data collection scenarios

The Postal Service suggests five ways it could support smart city initiatives using its vehicles and mail carriers.

Usability project unlocks Commerce data

Usability project unlocks Commerce data

With its tutorials, the Commerce Department increased the number of data users and improved the quality of the insights derived from the information.

Clearinghouse fights SNAP fraud across state lines

Clearinghouse fights SNAP fraud across state lines

Five state health and human services agencies have deployed a joint fraud detection system that fights waste and abuse in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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