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Rebooting the mathematics behind gerrymandering

Representing districts as networks, where the nodes are population units like census blocks and the edges represent proximity or similarity, may be more relevant to today's political realities.

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Scientist at work: Measuring public health impacts after disasters

Identifying vulnerable populations and determining how disasters affect public health can lead to better decision-making and use of resources.

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Data Rodeo: How Texas corrals its transportation data

The Data Rodeo project aims to synthesize existing transportation data and make it useful for transit agencies, researchers and third parties.

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Congratulations to this year's dig IT award winners

From mobile security to telehealth to smarter and more resilient infrastructure, these five projects represent the best of discovery and innovation in government IT.

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San Diego turns to predictive analytics for asset management

CIO Jonathan Behnke explains how the city's new platform will help it stay ahead of maintenance and coordinate operations across departments.

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Spotting fraud through better data analytics

HHS' cloud-based fraud and analytics platform is playing an essential role in developing integrated operations to better understand and prioritize investigations of waste, fraud and abuse.

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Transforming statewide data sharing

Ohio's self-service data-sharing and visualization platform helps share information among agencies.

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Getting the big picture on critical infrastructure

Energy Information Administration's U.S. Electric System Operating Data tool lets officials to see when electricity spikes and lulls occur so they can adjust time-of-use electricity rates.

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A single tool for true systems insight

The Army's Operating and Support Management Information System gives commanders accurate and rapidly updated business intelligence on major weapon and materiel systems.

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FEMA integrates GIS tech into hurricane response and recovery

The Hurricane Journal uses geospatial system technology from Esri to combine storm-related information into a cloud-based dashboard for disaster-response decision-making.

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Boston taps into data to find sources of economic inequality

The Economic Mobility Lab will use quantitative and qualitative data to outline gaps in the city's economy and provide concrete steps to improve residents' economic prospects.

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Columbus lays groundwork for connected transportation data exchange

The Smart Columbus Operating System will share near-real-time data on traffic throughout the city.

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