DARPA's new Biological Technology Office will create defense technology at the intersection of biology and the other physical sciences.
Government IT managers should be wary of technology overreach and focus on Hadoop's known success areas.
Winning cities get IBM expertise, consulting and recommendations to use to solve municipal problems through technology.
The National Hurricane Center's Potential Storm Surge Flood Map will be available online within 60 minutes of a hurricane warning, showing where flooding could occur and how deep the water could be.
The Real-Time Crime Center Starter Kit from Motorola integrates systems so that municipal police departments can improve their effectiveness.
IDC offers criteria for identifying the volume, variety and velocity of big data so that growth, changes and technology preferences can be measured and analyzed.
Researchers have developed an algorithm to help track local cases of influenza through social media.
By combining principles of big data analytics with software analysis, DARPA wants to make significant advances in the way software is built, debugged, verified, maintained and understood.
Lightweight wearable cameras gather high-quality video for police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and a secure database on the back end provides evidence-grade management.
The MTA plans to install an advanced video surveillance program that is expected to improve security and cut costs.
Sensors in LED streetlights can track power consumption, temperature, movement of the fixture, vibrations and ambient light – a data bonanza for cities.
Software-defined networking is giving agencies looking to upgrade their enterprises opportunities to program and virtualize complex networks.
Increasingly, the technology is being used for retention analysis, fraud detection, medical diagnosis and risk assessment in both the public and private sectors.
After reports surfaced that El Nino forecasts were losing accuracy due to lack of data, the National Weather Service announced it would repair 70 towering buoys used to track El Niño and La Niña patterns.