• bottle of opioids (Phil Lowe /

    Why Missouri's the last holdout on a statewide Rx monitoring program

    Ongoing fears about privacy violations have left Missouri without a statewide prescription drug monitoring program, forcing its cities, neighboring states and the federal government to create a patchwork of incomplete workarounds.

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    Marine Corps runs on data

    The success of almost any enterprise, especially a logistics enterprise, hinges on its ability to ingest, process, disseminate and act on timely data, Presidential Innovation Fellow Adam Drake says.

  • facial recognition (MONOPOLY919/

    It's time for consensus on facial recognition in law enforcement

    Like fingerprint identification technology, facial recognition has the potential to significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of police investigations.

  • Uber car in New York (MikeDotta / Shutterstock, Inc.)

    Uber launches tool to track traffic speeds

    The new Uber Movement Speeds provides street-level traffic in hourly increments for New York, Seattle and Cincinnati, London and Nairobi.

  • data (GarryKillian/

    How agencies can control access to IoT data

    Dynamic authorization with attribute-based access control allows agencies to securely share IoT data by only allowing authorized users access to sensitive data under the right conditions.

  • next level (Tashatuvango/

    Innovation: More than following the data

    Data is critical to spurring practical innovation at agencies, but deriving real intelligence requires context and focus, experts say.

  • seismic data (Varunyuuu/

    Cloud powers survey of industrial seismic activity

    Seismologists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are using cloud computing to conduct a continent-scale survey for seismic signatures of industrial activity, cutting the time it took to complete the work from days to hour.

  • robot audit (Andrey_Popov/

    Deep learning and the future of tax

    Machine learning can improve the tax process if it is trained on human-verified historical data, enables personalized returns and provides transparency into how its algorithms make decisions.

  • powerplant

    Keeping the lights on when the grid takes a hit

    The open-source Severe Contingency Solver software can help government agencies better plan for power outages caused by extreme events.

  • satellite dishes

    Geospatial intelligence gets SMART

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity wants a fully automated way to fuse and process the images and spectral data coming from space satellites so that it can spot changes across the Earth's surface in real time.

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