NASA, USAID expand environmental data project

NASA, USAID expand environmental data project

NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development launched SERVIR-Mekong in Southeast Asia to share space-based environmental data.

Boulder uses big data to monitor health of trees

Boulder uses big data to monitor health of trees

Boulder, Colo., is using Trimble’s eCognition software to help city staff identify healthy or damaged canopy.

Symantec takes on the Internet of unsecured things

Symantec takes on the Internet of unsecured things

The company’s Embedded Critical Systems Protection locks down the software embedded in the devices to protect against zero-day attacks and prevent compromise.

Navy wants to patent a pirate probability system

Navy wants to patent a pirate probability system

Predictive analytics and big data could help combat crimes on the open seas.

DJ Patil

DJ Patil's drive for data-driven government

The nation’s chief data scientist assesses the government’s recent work on opening and using data.

PayPal Commerce Department to share data

Commerce partners with PayPal to help exporters

A public and freely accessible data platform will help businesses increase their overseas exports.

5-state data clearinghouse cuts duplicate benefits payments

5-state data clearinghouse cuts duplicate benefits payments

As people apply for assistance, the National Accuracy Clearinghouse flags duplicate identifying information from five states.

predictive analytics for fraud detection

How CMS stepped up its payment fraud detection

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Fraud Prevention System uses predictive analytics to flag players in the health care supply chain who might have participated in payment fraud.

Mission-driven data visualization example: ForeignAssistance.gov

Mission-driven data visualization

Data visualization does not have to come in the form of a dashboard. Key performance indicators certainly have their place, but agencies at all levels of government are making data visualization an integral tool for critical missions.

NIH funds new tools to crack genomic big data

NIH funds new tools to crack genomic big data

The National Institutes of Health’s Big Data to Knowledge Initiative recently funded 15 targeted software development projects to quickly compress, share, access and visualize genomic data.

The fight against health care fraud

The fight against health care fraud

Government and industry are developing increasingly sophisticated tools to see beyond the smoke screen of fraudulent claims for medical payments.

Pilot project combines federal and state datasets to find SNAP fraud

Pilot project combines federal and state datasets to find SNAP fraud

In a seven-state pilot, the Food and Nutrition Services is using predictive analytics to find and prevent fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.


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