Cybersecurity

Evaluating cybersecurity risk

A NIST self-assessment tool blends organizational performance evaluation strategies from the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program with risk management standards, guidelines and best practices from the Cybersecurity Framework.

Progressive web apps: The mobile future?

Progressive web apps work across multiple devices, are easy to develop and deploy and deliver web content to users faster, even over low-quality networks.

Data & Analytics

Listening to the universe from rural West Virginia

The Green Bank radio telescope allows researchers to see astronomical phenomena often invisible or hidden in the electromagnetic spectrum.

Emerging Tech

NYC looks to tech to improve pedestrian safety

As part of its goal to eventually eliminate pedestrian fatalities in its streets, New York City is considering smartphones or wearable devices to help visually impaired pedestrians safely cross streets.

Data & Analytics

New data sources fuel understanding of public health emergencies

Data from mobile phones, social media and even grocery scanners has been shown to be effective at identifying patterns in epidemics.

TaxBrain: Open source economic forecasting

The Python-based web application lets users simulate and study the effect of tax policy reforms using open-source economic models.

State & Local

SF’s legacy tech undercounted public transit riders

As a result of measurement errors, San Francisco’s transit agency inaccurately reported ridership declines from fiscal year 2014 to 2015.

Cloud & Infrastructure

GPUs power Postal Service analysis

By offloading compute-intensive portions of its tracking application from the central processor to the GPU, USPS can analyze its geolocation data faster.

Data & Analytics

10 steps to speed the journey from data prep to insight

Organizations can streamline the data analytics process with data preparation tools and processes, including self-service data prep.

State & Local

Governors tackle prescription drug abuse

Prescription drug monitoring programs are a key part of the National Governors Association’s road map for helping states find solutions to the growing opioid crisis.

Data & Analytics

Identifying future shootings in the Windy City

Based on the theory that shooters are themselves more likely to be shot, Chicago built an algorithm that identifies those it considers most responsible for gun violence in the city.

Data & Analytics

Improving healthcare with data analytics

Maine is integrating behavioral health data into HealthInfoNet’s patient records to improve care.

Data & Analytics

Saving children, one algorithm at a time

Eckerd Rapid Safety Feedback software analyzes child welfare data and flags high-risk cases so that they can be more thoroughly reviewed by front-line staff.

Medicare, Medicaid push for modular systems

To streamline certification process for Medicaid Management Information Systems, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants to pre-certify the systems' modular solutions.

Data & Analytics

Data quality: Whose job is it?

The IT department is usually held responsible for maintaining quality data, but those entering the data are not.

State & Local

Sharing hospital data to lower costs and improve care

Five Iowa health care systems are using the Statewide Alert Notification system that provides real-time, secure notifications to Medicaid care teams regarding emergency room visits, admissions and discharges of their members.

Cybersecurity

Digging out hidden malware in San Antonio’s transit system

Even computer systems equipped with recommended cybersecurity technology can't detect all threats, which explains why a cybersecurity startup found malware on San Antonio's mass transit computer systems.

State & Local

State, local governments get new tech buying option

Fairfax County, Va., awarded a contract to a purchasing cooperative for IT products, services and solutions for state and local government, educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations.

Data & Analytics

Open data: If you can’t measure it, how can you manage it?

While most organizations agree that open data provides a range of benefits, the ability to measure those improvements and the associated costs of open data initiatives remains elusive.

Cybersecurity

Mandatory password changes -- not as secure as you think

Frequent, mandatory password changes are not only unnecessary but may in fact be harmful to security, according to studies on the subject.

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