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.

Can blockchain secure health data?

Bringing big data to bear on infectious disease

With the Collaborative Advanced Analytics and Data Sharing toolkit, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made sense of an outbreak in days rather than months.

NJ automates parolee data feed to FBI

NJ automates parolee data feed to FBI

The Supervised Release File Project notifies officers nationwide in real time when they encounter one of the more than 15,000 individuals under parole supervision in New Jersey.

New data sources fuel understanding of public health emergencies

New data sources fuel understanding of public health emergencies

Data from mobile phones, social media and even grocery scanners has been shown to be effective at identifying patterns in epidemics.

Preventing fraud with IP-based tracking

Alaska adopted an Internet Protocol mapping and tracking detection tool to ensure only state residents are benefiting from its oil and gas profits return program.

Availability gives cloud the edge over dedicated machines

Availability gives cloud the edge over dedicated machines

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health conducted a head-to-head comparison of compute power of a cloud platform vs. a dedicated bioscience Linux cluster.

How big data and algorithms are slashing the cost of fixing Flint’s water crisis

How big data and algorithms are slashing the cost of fixing Flint’s water crisis

Leveraging new algorithmic and statistical tools, researchers created a significantly more complete picture of the risks and challenges in Flint.

EPA opens its Smart City Air Challenge

EPA opens its Smart City Air Challenge

The challenge will award $40,000 in seed money to two communities that demonstrate the best air quality data collection and sharing strategies.

GPUs power Postal Service analysis

GPUs power Postal Service analysis

By offloading compute-intensive portions of its tracking application from the central processor to the GPU, USPS can analyze its geolocation data faster.

Topic Resources

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    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.

  • 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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