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How to talk about IT modernization

IDC’s four-stage taxonomy aims to help stakeholders understand the full scope of digital transformation efforts.

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IGs suggest terror-info sharing improvements

Tech advances have spurred more efficient information sharing among counterterror components, but some operational gaps still exist, according to a joint audit by inspectors general at the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Confused by data visualization? Here’s how to cope in a world of many features

In an age of overwhelming information, knowing how to communicate data effectively can not only uncover insights and spark change, it can help keep data’s relevance in check.

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The new building block(chain) of health care records management

A scalable, secure data exchange ecosystem can support high-quality research while safeguarding against breaches of sensitive patient data.

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Cloud credits offered in NSF big data funding

Researchers applying for National Science Foundation grants that address big data management, modeling and analysis may also apply for cloud credits to support their work.

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School bus routes are expensive and hard to plan. We calculated a better way

By optimizing bus routes with data analysis and mathematical modeling, a school district can save between five and seven percent on the number of buses needed.

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CDC wants better data to manage global communicable diseases

Aviation intelligence data on flight schedules and passengers will help public health analysts understand how global diseases are spread through air travel.

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Making the case for smarter military bases

Military bases can benefit from technology that many American cities have already begun to test.

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How data is helping NYC cut traffic deaths

A new report outlines how data shared across agencies is helping the city meet its Vision Zero goals.

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San Diego preps largest smart city platform

A plan to upgrade to smart, energy efficient street lights also includes installing a sensor network platform.

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Fighting asthma with data

Researchers are helping Chattanooga get more localized measurements of airborne particulates.

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Better security through video analytics

Using computer vision and advanced analytics, Hitachi’s video analytics software aims to improve privacy and decrease false positives.

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