Big Data Government

By David Fletcher | A look at big data and it's role in government

How to Do Data Analytics in Government

Analytics

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

How Estonia Is Harnessing The Power Of Data For An Aging Population

In previous articles in my series on health and aging, I talked about the importance of healthcare coordination and caring for elders in their homes and outside of traditional hospital environments. These efforts are an important factor to improve health outcomes for the elderly. Yet these …

Why the transportation sector needs data scientists

The transportation industry is ripe for advancement. With the addition of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, the industry might not be recognizable in 10 or 20 years. More connectivity means fully optimized operations and manufacturing, decreased downtime and accidents, and — what everyone is …

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Startups

Palantir has secretly been using New Orleans to test its predictive policing technology

Palantir deployed a predictive policing system in New Orleans that even city council members don’t know about<p>In May and June 2013, when New Orleans’ murder rate was the sixth-highest in the United States, the Orleans Parish district attorney handed down two landmark racketeering indictments against …

Big data analysis enlisted for Justice investigations

The Justice Department will be analyzing mountains of data related to opioid sales on the darknet and illegal trades on the stock market to uncover …

Chicago Police Cut Crime with Major Upgrades to Analytics and Field Technology

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is deploying predictive and analytic tools after seeing initial results and delivering on a commitment from Mayor …

Solving the Opiate Crisis Through Mapping and Data Analytics

<i>This story was originally published by</i> <i>Data-Smart City Solutions</i><i>.</i><p>Americans are dying at an unprecedented rate from opiate drug poisoning -- the …

Lidar, Connected Vehicle Data Collection Among Latest Las Vegas Deployments

The city of Las Vegas, which broke a 116-day dry streak with a downpour during the Consumer Electronics Show, highlighted new technology guiding …

How New York City used analytics to solve urban challenges

How do you protect housing renters from discrimination; engage parents in the education system; and preventing a large-scale epidemic of a deadly …

Chicago Police Cut Crime with Major Upgrades to Analytics and Field Technology

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is deploying predictive and analytic tools after seeing initial results and delivering on a commitment from Mayor …

Pittsburgh Uses Data to Predict Fire Risk

In this installment of the Innovation of the Month series (read last month’s story here), we explore how Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Fire is using …

Justice taps big data in investigations

Advanced analytics are playing an increasingly important role in the Department of Justice's financial fraud and drug trafficking investigations

Focus On Big Data Analysis To Make Public Service Helpful

Powerful digital tools help governments and other organizations protect and improve people’s lives.These tools include objects with sensors that …

Data Mining Reveals Historical Events in Government Archive Records - MIT Technology Review

The study of political history is undergoing a revolution. The driving force behind this change is the availability of electronic records of …

53% Of Companies Are Adopting Big Data Analytics

• Big data adoption reached 53% in 2017 for all companies interviewed, up from 17% in 2015, with telecom and financial services leading early adopters.<br>• Reporting, dashboards, advanced visualization end-user “self-service” and data warehousing are the top five technologies and initiatives strategic to …

Big Data

Visualization Takes Open Data to the Next Level

When Stephen Goldsmith was deputy mayor of New York City in 2010 and 2011, the city was working on processes to make data available to the public. …

Citizens Look to Big Data to Protect Against Draconian Government Oversight

Big data has become a double-edged sword for digital privacy. A few years ago, people were mostly concerned about protecting their privacy from …

With open data, the plan is as important as the portal

One city is dropping its current open-data contract, saying it didn't get what it expected. How can others get the most from their projects?

The Big Idea Behind Big Data

In the Spring of 2009, the H1N1/09 virus — dubbed "swine flu" — made the jump from pigs to people and began claiming its first victims.<p>Fearing the beginning of a global swine flu pandemic, terrified health officials began planning for the worst. Shutting down the world's major airports became the …

Sectors unite to discover smarter government at U.S. Data Innovation Day 2017

(Getty Images)<p>To drive data innovation and build smarter communities, public and private agencies rely on the support and action of policymakers. …

Why the public sector should utilise big data to measure citizen sentiment

States Compete for Top Data Science Talent

States have long competed for jobs and investment, and this dynamic is now playing out in the race to be the state with the most data scientists — …

If AI has the power to transform all industries, why hasn’t it?

There is a ton of noise about AI today. A quick search on Google for “Artificial Intelligence” returned 82M results and almost 4M news stories. …

Data science can help us fight human trafficking

COMMENTARY<p><i>This article first appeared on The Conversation.</i><p>July 30 marks the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a day focused …

Government Technology

Why Business Data Accuracy is Important in Government

We know governments at all levels have terabytes of data and some of the data is based upon self-reported information by businesses and/or business …

Tackling Homelessness with Data: The City of Santa Rosa, California

Customer: Santa Rosa<p>Like many communities across the United States, Santa Rosa, California has seen its population of homeless citizens increase in …

California

How Local Data Helps Stunt Drug Overdoses

<i>This story was originally published by</i> <i>Data-Smart City Solutions</i><i>.</i><p>About a year ago, Cincinnati, Ohio, felt the first major shock in its opioid …