Pittsburgh’s ‘smart spine’ transit tech gets funding infusion

Pittsburgh’s ‘smart spine’ transit tech gets funding infusion

An artificial-intelligence-powered sensor network will better managing the timing of traffic lights and crosswalk signals.

Listening to the universe from rural West Virginia

Listening to the universe from rural West Virginia

The Green Bank radio telescope allows researchers to see astronomical phenomena often invisible or hidden in the electromagnetic spectrum.

Machine learning tool cleans dirty data

Machine learning tool cleans dirty data

To reduce data-cleaning mistakes, ActiveClean takes humans out of the two most error-prone steps of data cleaning: finding dirty data and updating the model.

Open source software matches benefits to eligible recipients

Open source software matches benefits to eligible recipients

Benefit Assist sifts through tax information to help determine a person’s eligibility for benefits from programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid and Medicare.

Weather forecasters can’t manipulate hurricane warnings — here’s why

Weather forecasters can’t manipulate hurricane warnings -- here’s why

Today’s networked and publicly available weather data makes decisions about issuing weather warnings transparent.

2016 DIG IT winners

Discovery and innovation in government IT: The 2016 dig IT Award winners

DARPA, FEMA, NGA, Prince George's County, New Jersey's Parole Board and the Ark-Tex Council of Governments take top honors.

The trouble with self-service business intelligence

The trouble with self-service business intelligence

The conveniences that workers get from building their own analytics come with costs in data integration, metadata management and auditability.

Math behind spectrum reallocation

Math behind spectrum reallocation

The Auction Optimization Model lets the Federal Communications Commission accurately reassign channels in UHF TV broadcast spectrum for wireless telecommunications.

Connecting classified and unclassified big data

Connecting classified and unclassified big data

DHS has created a data framework that makes it easier to search across classified and unclassified datasets.

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.

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.

  • With Help From GSA, Agencies Get IT Fit

    The universe of IT tools developed to help government agencies achieve their missions is rapidly expanding. So, too, the means for acquiring them. GSA has moved to streamline acquisition of IT tools and services that combat cyberhackers, migrate operations to the cloud and use professional-services providers, to name a few.

  • 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.


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