NJ automates parolee data feed to FBI

NJ automates parolee data feed to FBI

The Supervised Release File Project notifies officers nationwide in real time when they encounter one of the more than 15,000 individuals under parole supervision in New Jersey.

New data sources fuel understanding of public health emergencies

New data sources fuel understanding of public health emergencies

Data from mobile phones, social media and even grocery scanners has been shown to be effective at identifying patterns in epidemics.

Preventing fraud with IP-based tracking

Alaska adopted an Internet Protocol mapping and tracking detection tool to ensure only state residents are benefiting from its oil and gas profits return program.

Availability gives cloud the edge over dedicated machines

Availability gives cloud the edge over dedicated machines

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health conducted a head-to-head comparison of compute power of a cloud platform vs. a dedicated bioscience Linux cluster.

How big data and algorithms are slashing the cost of fixing Flint’s water crisis

How big data and algorithms are slashing the cost of fixing Flint’s water crisis

Leveraging new algorithmic and statistical tools, researchers created a significantly more complete picture of the risks and challenges in Flint.

EPA opens its Smart City Air Challenge

EPA opens its Smart City Air Challenge

The challenge will award $40,000 in seed money to two communities that demonstrate the best air quality data collection and sharing strategies.

GPUs power Postal Service analysis

GPUs power Postal Service analysis

By offloading compute-intensive portions of its tracking application from the central processor to the GPU, USPS can analyze its geolocation data faster.

County turns to analytics to better protect at-risk children

County turns to analytics to better protect at-risk children

Predictive analytics will help New Hanover County, N.C., better identify and track children at risk of abuse and neglect.

Boston shares its CityScore secrets

Boston shares its CityScore secrets

The city posts the code for its CityScore performance management dashboard on GitHub.

Array of Things takes off in Chicago

Array of Things takes off in Chicago

The first sensors in Chicago’s Array of Things project have been installed; 50 are expected to be mounted by September.

Facial recognition tech nabs ID fraudsters

Facial recognition tech nabs ID fraudsters

Since the New York Department of Motor Vehicles upgraded its technology in January, the agency has opened 900 new investigations and made 100 arrests.

How big data can drive cost containment

How big data can drive cost containment

Even simple data-centric tasks like optimizing procurement and staffing can promote cost containment.

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