Big Data

Cracking big data for $3K and geek cred

Energy and NSF's Big Data Challenge sets a series of competitions, the first of which will pay $3,000 split at least three ways, but it's not about the money for contestants.

Cities expected to spend $4.8B on big data and cloud by 2017

Communication, data sharing and application development will play a key role for city governments over the next five years, according to Pike Research.

Intell community's new problem: Sharing too much data

Swamped by a deluge of data, intell analysts need technology that can help them understand a rapidly changing and complex world, a former CIA and NSA director says.

It's called 'sparse data,' and it could be a big deal

The small bits of data coming from sensors recording everything from temperature changes to coffee pot use could make a big difference in the way we manage things.

Companies, agencies, still struggling with big data's learning curve

Even as enterprises launch big data initiatives, many face gaps in computing power, analytics and workforce skills, CompTIA survey finds.

How analytics can make education a learning experience for teachers

Data mining, analytics and Web dashboards can help fill gaps in education by letting educators study how students learn, a Brookings report says.

Open government: It's the community, not the data

Getting people to find meaningful, profitable ways to repurpose the open government data is a tough nut to crack.

4 stages of the big data process

The phrase "garbage in, garbage out" is appearing with increasing frequency in discussion of big data – and with good reason.

'Private cloud' just a phase? IBM would like you to think so

The zEnterprise EC-12 adds power, capacity and other features that could appeal to government.

Remembering IBM's first mainframe, the 701

IBM's new mainframe is practically a new species compared with IBM's original mainframe, the 701.

Survey: People fake understanding the cloud (even on first dates)

Agencies are going to the cloud and practically everybody is using it. But understanding it is another matter.

The 3 secrets to unlocking big data

What is different about big data is the ability of emerging cloud environments to process unlimited amounts of data.

NASCIO: Big data is a big deal

State governments should be preparing now to make use of the vast ammounts of data their agencies collect, a new report says.

DARPA's next big thing is … analog computing?

The key to mining those huge data sets collected from sensors and camera systems is to leave digital computing behind, the agency says.

Marines find 'best and brightest' via geolocation

Marine Corps recruiters leverage data analytics and geolocation technologies to make the finding the best and the brightest faster, more accurate and more efficient.

DOD plans massive database of human research

Expanded PROMIS, developed the the Office of Naval Research, would track human studies throughout the department.

NYPD, Microsoft unveil all-seeing downtown surveillance system

The Domain Awareness System analyzes data from thousands of cameras, sensors and crime databases in real time, delivering a comprehensive view of threats and activity.