Coordinated databases protect U.S. borders

Predictive analytics for smarter border security

Unisys' LineSight ingests and analyzes high volumes of data from multiple sources to flag potential threats in near real time.

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Controlling cross-border traffic without sacrificing security

Combining data analytics with machine learning can help border security agencies ensure safe passage across land, air and sea.

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DNA: Nature's data center

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is looking for a new storage medium that can hold more data within a smaller footprint. Is DNA the answer?

opioid analytics

Could a national database help the opioid crisis?

A national repository of prescription data and patient information would enable the creation of robust predictive analytics, experts told lawmakers.

How analytics improves grants management

Tableau dashboards are helping the Health Resources and Services Administration track grants.

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How VA, ICE use data for decision making

The use of data analytics has helped the VA and ICE to be able to respond better to customer needs and congressional inquiries.

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Machine learning with limited data

The process of teaching a neural network to recognize an object or pattern typically requires a great deal of data. What if there isn't much available?

IoT analytics platform

Modern data analytics for public safety IoT

The sheer volume of data generated by internet-of-things devices requires modern and efficient platforms that can maximize the data insights to ensure a safer population.

Real Time Crime Monitoring Center  (City of New Orleans)

New Orleans opens Real Time Crime Monitoring Center

The command center will use video captured from strategically mounted cameras and license plate scanners to give police real-time assistance during violent crimes.

ATF wants to expand its ballistics matching database

The searchable national ballistics database helps investigators match images from fired bullets and spent cartridges to other rounds that may have been fired from the same gun.

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Smart grid research on Chattanooga's muni-broadband network

A partnership between the city's Electric Power Board and Oak Ridge National Laboratory is collecting real-time sensor data that will allow the grid to see fluctuations immediately and balance the electrical load.

technology and congress

House dives into artificial intelligence

By improving their understanding of AI, legislators want to be able to leverage the technology to improve efficiency.

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.

  • 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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