10 steps to speed the journey from data prep to insight

10 steps to speed the journey from data prep to insight

Organizations can streamline the data analytics process with data preparation tools and processes, including self-service data prep.

NOAA, NASA support flood response with data

NOAA, NASA support flood response with data

As satellite data and computing power increase, research agencies like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are supporting disaster response operations with real-time data and analysis.

A proving ground for smart city tech

A proving ground for smart city tech

The project to develop the Gramercy District in Ashburn, Va., signed two new partners – Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology and George Washington University.

Sherlock detects air traffic in near-real time

Sherlock detects air traffic in near-real time

NASA’s upgraded Sherlock data warehouse makes it easier for researchers to access nationwide air traffic data almost immediately.

Dig IT Award finalists:  Big Data, Analytics and Visualization

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Big data, analytics and visualization

Six projects, involving more than a dozen different agencies, show what IT innovation can make possible in the public sector.

How predictive analytics will shape UX

How predictive analytics will shape UX

To properly blend user experience and predictive analytics, UX designers must focus on interface personalization, context sensitivity and careful prioritization of information to be delivered.

Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

A group of nonprofits in Colorado transformed available government data into an interactive map to identify county-level access, spending and cost gaps.

How cities use data to plan bike routes

How cities use data to plan bike routes

An increasing number of cities are using data from video cameras and crowdsourced apps to track and plan the best way for bicyclists to get around.

Identifying future shootings in the Windy City

Identifying future shootings in the Windy City

Based on the theory that shooters are themselves more likely to be shot, Chicago built an algorithm that identifies those it considers most responsible for gun violence in the city.

Improving healthcare with data analytics

Improving healthcare with data analytics

Maine is integrating behavioral health data into HealthInfoNet’s patient records to improve care.

America’s real-time electricity use mapped

America’s real-time electricity use mapped

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released a tool that shows real-time total electricity supply and demand on a national level.

child welfare analytics

Saving children, one algorithm at a time

Eckerd Rapid Safety Feedback software analyzes child welfare data and flags high-risk cases so that they can be more thoroughly reviewed by front-line staff.

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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