Does big data hold the clue to traffic fatalities?

Does big data hold the clue to traffic fatalities?

Researchers from Penn State are developing a high performance computing-based framework to evaluate accident traffic data from police reports across California to find patterns related to deaths and severe injuries.

Getting big data out of the storage black hole

Getting big data out of the storage black hole

With fast data retrieval critical for real-time analysis, researchers are finding ways to access big data more quickly and efficiently.

NIST releases analytics roadmap for responder tech

NIST releases analytics roadmap for responder tech

The National Institute of Standards and Technology outlines research gaps and opportunities for effective use of data analytics by public safety organizations.

The GCN dig IT Awards: A call for nominations

The GCN dig IT Awards: A call for nominations

Celebrating discovery and innovation in government IT.

social media mining

In-Q-Tel invests in social media mining

The CIA’s venture capital arm has taken an equity stake in at least four social media mining and surveillance firms.

Kennedy School pilots network for chief data officers

Kennedy School pilots network for chief data officers

The Civic Analytics Network will apply visualization and predictive analytics to address local economic and social problems.

Million Veteran Program signs up bio analysis firm for hybrid cloud

Million Veteran Program signs up bio analysis firm for hybrid cloud

Seven Bridges is building software to link local and remote infrastructure so that researchers can quickly perform reproducible and shareable analysis.

How to survive the surveillance video data flood

How to survive the surveillance video data flood

As public safety agencies capture and store more digital evidence, they should consider moving to an enterprise-class open storage and compute platform.

When big data doesn’t equal big knowledge

Without a solid grasp of what data is being mined, knowledge of its accuracy and why and how it is being mined, big data can end up causing more problems than it solves.

Machine analytics help San Diego protect its systems

Machine analytics help San Diego protect its systems

The city teamed up with Splunk to monitor and analyze its machine-generated data.

using machine learning to predict domestic violence

Using machine learning to reduce domestic violence

Researchers found that machine-learning forecasts of which accused perpetrators of domestic violence will be rearrested on similar charges can cut the number of such crimes in half.

Lockheed Martin expands it data security role within VA

Lockheed Martin expands its data security role within VA

Lockheed Martin is expanding its expanding its data security role in the Million Veteran Program as it helps build one of the world’s largest genomic databases.


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