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CDC wants better data to manage global communicable diseases

Aviation intelligence data on flight schedules and passengers will help public health analysts understand how global diseases are spread through air travel.

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Making the case for smarter military bases

Military bases can benefit from technology that many American cities have already begun to test.

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How data is helping NYC cut traffic deaths

A new report outlines how data shared across agencies is helping the city meet its Vision Zero goals.

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San Diego preps largest smart city platform

A plan to upgrade to smart, energy efficient street lights also includes installing a sensor network platform.

Fighting asthma with data

Fighting asthma with data

Researchers are helping Chattanooga get more localized measurements of airborne particulates.

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Better security through video analytics

Using computer vision and advanced analytics, Hitachi’s video analytics software aims to improve privacy and decrease false positives.

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Reducing incarceration with technology

Safety and Justice Challenge grant winners are working to address local justice disparities through innovative reforms.

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KC shares its smart city data, best practices

At a recent workshop, Kansas City, Mo., demonstrated how big data can be used to improve city performance.

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Troopers use ‘big data’ to predict crash sites

Highway patrols are tapping into big data to predict where serious or fatal traffic accidents are likely to take place so they can try to prevent them.

Birmingham gets smart

Birmingham gets smart

Birmingham, Ala., is building a smart city future -- and is starting to see the fruits of its labor.

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Advice for the incoming class of CDOs

A new report aims to flatten the learning curve for new chief data officers.

Data insights, not ownership, will unleash innovation

Data insights, not ownership, will unleash innovation

The insights derived from government, commercial and public data, tools and analytics will deliver better public services with lower cost, less risk and more trust.

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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