visualization of economic data

'America’s data agency' makes economic info more visual

The Commerce Department wants to give users a way to better understand economic data.

Smart transportation hits interoperability speed bump

Smart transportation hits interoperability speed bump

Although many states are outfitting their roads with smart technology, they are still faced with interoperability challenges resulting from auto manufacturer-specific devices.

Cities explore environmental sensor networks

Cities explore environmental sensor networks

Baltimore and Lafayette, La., won $40,000 in seed money from the EPA for their plans to build systems to measure and manage environmental sensor data.

States must use data to drive modernization and strengthen security

States must use data to drive modernization and strengthen security

With intelligent, real-time insights from IT operations, agency leaders get a complete view of the enterprise allowing them to break down barriers to information sharing and innovation.

IoT broadens smart cities attack surface

IoT broadens attack surface of smart cities

As smart cities start investing in connected devices, there is arguably a much broader threat vector from botnets taking advantage of the unsecured Internet of Things.

Boston seeks creative ideas for smart city strategy

Boston seeks creative ideas for smart city strategy

The city is asking innovators to think of new ways it can deploy connected technology on existing assets to enhance service delivery.

Resiliency built on foundation of data, report says

Resiliency built on foundation of data, report says

Advances in data collection and assessment can support the nation’s resilience in the face of natural disasters, according to a new report.

How citizens’ data can augment environmental monitoring

How citizens’ data can augment environmental monitoring

By using citizen-generated data and analysis to “do data differently,” collective environmental problems could be more creatively and expansively addressed, researchers say.

VA building AI-powered knowledge graph of veteran health

VA building AI-powered knowledge graph of veteran health

Using 30 petabytes of aggregated and anonymized data from the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture, Flow Health will help the Department of Veterans Affairs improve health care for veterans.

NASA to double space data transmission rates

NASA to double space data transmission rates

NASA’s Space Network upgrade includes a new architecture for ground terminals and the addition of another data-relay satellite.

connected vehicles

On the road toward connected vehicles

The Department of Transportation has proposed a rule that would require industry to include vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology in new vehicles.

Ohio builds out its smart road

Ohio builds out its smart road

Ohio’s open road laboratory features high-capacity fiber-optic cables and sensors to communicate with autonomous and connected vehicles.

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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