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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.

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How to get both better data and more privacy

The Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission is pushing for a federal service that facilitates access to data for evidence building and ensures privacy and transparency in how that data is used.

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Virginia maps opioid response

Color-coded heat maps show gaps in addiction treatment coverage so decision-makers can recruit more providers and push community outreach.

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Uncovering discrimination in machine-learning software

Researchers have developed a way to test algorithms to determine if the decisions they make are biased.

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Smarter camera systems for better surveillance

Software that builds video analysis intelligence into cameras will provide earlier alerts to public safety managers.

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Better research results with VR

Besides creating experiments that are easier to control, virtual reality produces a lot of data.

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DARPA tunes machine learning to radio signals

By applying machine learning to the radio spectrum, the research agency hopes to give the military situational awareness in the wireless domain.

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Data-driven decisions for national parks

To help it make better operations and programming decisions with existing data, NPS wants to put its visitor experience data into formats that are easier to review and analyze.

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Predictive policing shows promise in Chicago

Districts where predictive software is fully operational have experienced fewer shootings and homicides.

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NOAA puts GOES-R weather satellite data in the cloud

Provisional data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's newest weather satellite is being shared as part of the agency's Big Data Project.

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Announcing the dig IT Award finalists

From mobile security to smarter transit to swarming drones, these 25 projects represent the best of discovery and innovation in government IT.

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The hidden costs of open data

Publicly sharing municipal data -- and geospatial data in particular -- can lead to indirect costs and complications, a new report warns.

Topic Resources

  • Understanding Data Center Modernization Options

    As government agencies modernize data centers, there are many options for complying with mandates, streamlining operations, and reducing costs. Cutting-edge technologies, such as Flash, paired with cloud operations, adds speed and efficiency. Modernizing data center management also can accelerate workload processing, optimize data analytics, and increase security.

  • 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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