social media mining

In-Q-Tel invests in social media mining

The CIA’s venture capital arm has taken an equity stake in at least four social media mining and surveillance firms.

Kennedy School pilots network for chief data officers

Kennedy School pilots network for chief data officers

The Civic Analytics Network will apply visualization and predictive analytics to address local economic and social problems.

Million Veteran Program signs up bio analysis firm for hybrid cloud

Million Veteran Program signs up bio analysis firm for hybrid cloud

Seven Bridges is building software to link local and remote infrastructure so that researchers can quickly perform reproducible and shareable analysis.

How to survive the surveillance video data flood

How to survive the surveillance video data flood

As public safety agencies capture and store more digital evidence, they should consider moving to an enterprise-class open storage and compute platform.

When big data doesn’t equal big knowledge

Without a solid grasp of what data is being mined, knowledge of its accuracy and why and how it is being mined, big data can end up causing more problems than it solves.

Machine analytics help San Diego protect its systems

Machine analytics help San Diego protect its systems

The city teamed up with Splunk to monitor and analyze its machine-generated data.

using machine learning to predict domestic violence

Using machine learning to reduce domestic violence

Researchers found that machine-learning forecasts of which accused perpetrators of domestic violence will be rearrested on similar charges can cut the number of such crimes in half.

Lockheed Martin expands it data security role within VA

Lockheed Martin expands its data security role within VA

Lockheed Martin is expanding its expanding its data security role in the Million Veteran Program as it helps build one of the world’s largest genomic databases.

DOT funds anti-gridlock tech

DOT funds anti-gridlock tech

The Federal Highway Administration will award $60 million in grants to help design congestion management technologies.

DARPA aims to scale social science research

DARPA aims to scale social science research

Tapping into massive communities of gamers or students could provide a platform to study human behaviors at a previously unreachable scale.

Sidewalk Labs steps up for Smart Cities Challenge

Sidewalk Labs steps up for Smart City Challenge

Sidewalk Labs will contribute an analytics platform that tackles congestion and free Wi-Fi kiosks for neighborhoods in the winning city.

Police video redaction: Where big data meets privacy

Police video redaction: Where big data meets privacy

Freedom of Information requests are spurring technology solutions that redact video of crimes or exchanges between officers and suspects but protect citizen privacy.

Topic Resources

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  • 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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