FEMA launches disaster data viz tool

FEMA launches disaster dataviz tool

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s visualization tool lets users easily search through disaster declaration data.

USDA, Microsoft cultivate food resilience tools

USDA, Microsoft cultivate food resilience tools

The Department of Agriculture and Microsoft are working to move agricultural data to the cloud where researchers can build tools to provide food reliance in the face of climate change.

USPS plans for the Internet of mailed things

USPS plans for the Internet of mailed things

A Postal Service RFI outlines interest in a sensor-based mail tracking system.

NASA puts 150 years of climate projections in the public cloud

NASA puts 150 years of climate projections in the public cloud

The massive dataset is the latest addition to OpenNEX, a partnership with Amazon to make climate data more broadly available.

Predictive analytics, case management vital to fraud investigation

In order to bridge communication gaps among agencies delivering massive national services, fraud investigatory tools have to be comprehensive, flexible and affordable.

Data access key to fighting Medicaid fraud, GAO finds

Data access key to fighting Medicaid fraud, GAO finds

Improper Medicaid payments triggered the review by the Government Accountability Office, which recommended better screening of beneficiaries and providers.

data liberation

HHS on a mission to liberate health data

The relaunched websites and open data pilots are part of agencywide efforts to make health information more accessible.

video content analytics

Small biz, Sandia team on video content analytics

The team developed technology that puts a colored box around the suspicious pixels in the video, focusing the operator’s attention and weeding out extraneous video.

Building the next-gen transportation network

Building the next-gen transportation network

Future mobility depends on having the openness and flexibility needed to build a better urban network.

Steering clear of ‘Sneakernet’ at big-data scale

Steering clear of ‘sneakernet’ at big-data scale

To accommodate big data sharing and storage, agencies take to high-performance networks and clouds.

Watson, Twitter to help Smarter Cities Challenge winners

Denver, Detroit, Memphis and Rochester, N.Y., will get technology consulting services as winners of the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge.

Open data, analytics key to Police Data Initiative

Open data, analytics key to Police Data Initiative

The Police Data Initiative aims to accelerate the development of data transparency and analysis tools to build trust between local police and the communities they serve and improve internal accountability.

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