Orlando road map (zimmytw/Shutterstock.com)

Florida's data-driven intelligent transit

The SunStore data management initiative will support housing, sharing, analyzing, transporting and applying enterprise data for improved safety and mobility across all modes of travel.

NIH funds new tools to crack genomic big data

NIH launches Data Commons pilot

The pilot will test ways to store, access and share biomedical data and associated tools in the cloud so that they are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

Urban Sense (ORNL)

Real-time sensor net helps cities evaluate trends

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working with its home town to deploy sensors to deliver real-time information on population density, traffic and environmental conditions.

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Maryland preps for statewide intelligent traffic system

A pilot that installed 14 smart signals resulted in a 13 percent reduction in total commute time for about 40,000 daily drivers.

Performance Measures dashboard (OpenGov)

Data-driven performance tracking for small governments

OpenGov's Performance Measures lets local officials organize and visualize data collected from individual departments.

data model

How the Postal Service is using analytics to spot problems at local offices

Using data models, the USPS inspector general was able to not just reduce the amount of time it takes to close an investigation but also to increase the return.

DNA analysis (CA-SSIS/Shutterstock.com)

Federal judge unseals New York crime lab's software for analyzing DNA evidence

The ruling comes amid increased complaints by scientists and lawyers that flaws in the now-discontinued software program may have sent innocent people to prison.

population data (kentoh/Shutterstock.com)

Survey: Cities depend on federal data

Census data informs everything from annual budgets to long-term planning for many cities, a new Sunlight Foundation survey says.

US map

Rebooting the mathematics behind gerrymandering

Representing districts as networks, where the nodes are population units like census blocks and the edges represent proximity or similarity, may be more relevant to today's political realities.

taking water samples (Marcin Balcerzak/Shutterstock.com)

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.

data rodeo

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.

GCN dig IT awards

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.