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.

Video analytics help secure political conventions

Video analytics help secure political conventions

To secure the Republican National Convention, Cleveland used the Vidsys security platform to collect and analyze video feeds and provide real-time, actionable information to local agencies.

Data analytics takes on workforce optimization

Data analytics takes on workforce optimization

With budgets getting tighter, agencies are digging into their data to forecast workforce trends and improve decision making.

Tracking cancer in real time

Tracking cancer in real time

California is overhauling the way it collects information for its massive cancer database in the hope of improving how patients are treated for the disease.

Dashboards give Iowa broadband metrics at a glance

The Iowa Communications Network implemented real-time analytic dashboards to better monitor and respond to key performance indicators.

Data quality: Whose job is it?

Data quality: Whose job is it?

The IT department is usually held responsible for maintaining quality data, but those entering the data are not.

The GCN dig IT Awards: Deadline extended to July 21

The GCN dig IT Awards: Deadline extended to July 21

There's one more week to make your nominations for the GCN dig IT Awards -- so please help us showcase the best examples of discovery and innovation in government IT.

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.

  • 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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