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Scientist at work: Measuring public health impacts after disasters

Identifying vulnerable populations and determining how disasters affect public health can lead to better decision-making and use of resources.

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Data Rodeo: How Texas corrals its transportation data

The Data Rodeo project aims to synthesize existing transportation data and make it useful for transit agencies, researchers and third parties.

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Congratulations to this year's dig IT award winners

From mobile security to telehealth to smarter and more resilient infrastructure, these five projects represent the best of discovery and innovation in government IT.

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San Diego turns to predictive analytics for asset management

CIO Jonathan Behnke explains how the city's new platform will help it stay ahead of maintenance and coordinate operations across departments.

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Spotting fraud through better data analytics

HHS' cloud-based fraud and analytics platform is playing an essential role in developing integrated operations to better understand and prioritize investigations of waste, fraud and abuse.

Ohio Interactive Budget

Transforming statewide data sharing

Ohio's self-service data-sharing and visualization platform helps share information among agencies.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Columbus lays groundwork for connected transportation data exchange

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

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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.

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.

  • With Help From GSA, Agencies Get IT Fit

    The universe of IT tools developed to help government agencies achieve their missions is rapidly expanding. So, too, the means for acquiring them. GSA has moved to streamline acquisition of IT tools and services that combat cyberhackers, migrate operations to the cloud and use professional-services providers, to name a few.

  • 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.


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