Pittsburgh’s ‘smart spine’ transit tech gets funding infusion

Pittsburgh’s ‘smart spine’ transit tech gets funding infusion

An artificial-intelligence-powered sensor network will better managing the timing of traffic lights and crosswalk signals.

Listening to the universe from rural West Virginia

Listening to the universe from rural West Virginia

The Green Bank radio telescope allows researchers to see astronomical phenomena often invisible or hidden in the electromagnetic spectrum.

Machine learning tool cleans dirty data

Machine learning tool cleans dirty data

To reduce data-cleaning mistakes, ActiveClean takes humans out of the two most error-prone steps of data cleaning: finding dirty data and updating the model.

Open source software matches benefits to eligible recipients

Open source software matches benefits to eligible recipients

Benefit Assist sifts through tax information to help determine a person’s eligibility for benefits from programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid and Medicare.

Weather forecasters can’t manipulate hurricane warnings — here’s why

Weather forecasters can’t manipulate hurricane warnings -- here’s why

Today’s networked and publicly available weather data makes decisions about issuing weather warnings transparent.

2016 DIG IT winners

Discovery and innovation in government IT: The 2016 dig IT Award winners

DARPA, FEMA, NGA, Prince George's County, New Jersey's Parole Board and the Ark-Tex Council of Governments take top honors.

The trouble with self-service business intelligence

The trouble with self-service business intelligence

The conveniences that workers get from building their own analytics come with costs in data integration, metadata management and auditability.

Math behind spectrum reallocation

Math behind spectrum reallocation

The Auction Optimization Model lets the Federal Communications Commission accurately reassign channels in UHF TV broadcast spectrum for wireless telecommunications.

Connecting classified and unclassified big data

Connecting classified and unclassified big data

DHS has created a data framework that makes it easier to search across classified and unclassified datasets.

Making smart cities into safe cities

Making smart cities into safe cities

Safe city initiatives can deliver a two-for-one return on smart city investments.

Bringing big data to firearm forensics

Bringing big data to firearm forensics

NIST's Ballistics Toolmark Research Database is helping law enforcement match bullets to guns with greater speed and precision -- and creating the data to advance the forensics even further.

USGS sensors to collect data as hurricane Matthew passes

USGS sensors collecting data as hurricane Matthew passes

The sensor network will help define the depth and duration of a storm-surge and assist public officials with recovery efforts.


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