U.S. Electric System Operating Data (EIA)

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.

Weapons system (Picatinny Arsenal/Army)

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.

FEMA Hurricane Journal

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.

Columbus traffic (aceshot1/Shutterstock.com)

Columbus lays groundwork for connected transportation data exchange

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

fraud prevention

CMS fraud prevention system stops billions in improper payments

The system is effective in alerting investigators to potential fraud, but it more data is needed to see if it helps speed overall investigations, GAO said.

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How to survive the 'silver tsunami'

Analyzing and visualizing data on employee performance can help agencies recruit and retain the best employees and ensure seamless succession plans.

Catalyst supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Energy Department launches new HPC initiative

The new program focuses on materials for use in severe environments, and is part of DOE's larger HPC4 Energy Innovation Initiative.

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How data analytics supports Virginia's Medicaid services

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services is bringing data analytics to the state's Medicaid services.

health care big data (Panchenko Vladimir/Shutterstock.com)

Leveraging big data for pediatric health

While major public health initiatives are getting a boost from the power of big data, pediatric medicine is taking longer to make similar gains.

connected Atlanta

Atlanta and Georgia Tech roll out smart city projects

The North Avenue Smart Corridor Project uses adaptive traffic signals for a safer, more efficient flow of bus and vehicular traffic in real-time conditions.

dashboards (NicoElNino/Shutterstock.com)

A plethora of YADs: Let's hope they point to a more intelligent future

Every day seems to bring yet another dashboard that not only reinvents the performance reporting wheel but also fails to support data sharing across organizations and systems.

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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