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Analytics platform helps KC anticipate the needs of its citizens

With Xaqt's MetroGraph, Kansas City, Mo., taps into its smart infrastructure -- as well as legacy and open data -- for real-time monitoring and data-driven predictions.

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DHS wants you to build a better body scanner

Or a better algorithm, at least. A new challenge project aims to accurately assess passenger body scans for threats, cutting down on false positives and speeding up airport security lines.

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Iowa City turns to data for holistic health care, justice solutions

Data analytics is helping the city find new ways to combat substance abuse, homelessness, crime and mental health issues.

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Census preps open data site for 2020 information

Census is working to make data.census.gov more interactive and give customers better access to data.

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As the MGT Act rolls forward, it's time to debunk mainframe myths

Modernizing government technology should not mean replacing the dependable mainframe powerhouses that process increasingly complex workloads.

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NOAA seeks situational awareness to protect weather satellites

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for a way to keep its satellites and data from being damaged by other spacecraft or orbital debris.

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Los Alamos lets users customize the supercomputer software stack

New 800-line Charliecloud program uses a container approach to let big data users package their own stacks in isolation from the host operating system.

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Agencies ‘flying blind’ without more data

A two-year analysis warns that policy makers lack the data to inform their responses to workforce changes caused by key technologies.

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We use big data to sentence criminals. But can the algorithms really tell us what we need to know?

Data-driven tools cannot make the individual predictions that sentencing decisions require.

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Driving the future of smart cities with IoT

A new generation of IT systems based on internet-of-things technologies can carry smart cities development farther and faster than originally imagined.

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Real-time mobile management

NetMotion’s Mobile IQ provides detailed visualization, analysis and alerting for networks, users, devices and applications inside and outside the firewall.

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Army taps super powers for vehicle armor

The Army Research Lab has used its high-performance computing systems to design protection for vehicles on the battlefield.

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