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.

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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.

NIST launches 3-D ballistics research database

NIST launches 3-D ballistics research database

National Institute of Standards and Technology’s 3D Ballistics Research Database uses an open-source-developed algorithm to more reliably link bullets to the guns that fired them.

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Commerce feeds swelling interest for data, tools

The Commerce Department has been building application programming interfaces to improve the usability of its agencies' data.