Big Data

Data Transparency in Action: New York Opens Up

Have you ever wondered how many traffic tickets New York hands out every year? Or how many health outbreaks affect the Empire State? Now, with Open NY, the state’s transparency and openness initiative, you can. Governor Andrew Cuomo initiated Open NY in 2013 to create “unprecedented transparency across all levels of government.” Now, about twoRead… Read more »

Collecting Data About Big Data

In true data-geek fashion, we collected some data points about big data during a recent online training. On Thursday, April 10th, GovLoop and Cloudera hosted a virtual training session on leveraging an enterprise data hub (EDH) to solve your most complicated big data problems. An enterprise data hub has the power to place your dataRead… Read more »

DorobekINSIDER Live: More Than Just Big Data, Big Careers

A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER was held Wednesday. We’re LIVE! We host these events once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas — because we believe that the real power of information comes when it is shared. There’s so much talk about big data these days.Read… Read more »

Preparing to talk big data with chief data officers – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Are hackers the biggest threat to government cybersecurity professionals? Insiders? And what can be done? Insights on a new survey from SolarWinds Chris LaPoint. You can find all of our programs online: DorobekINSIDER.com and GovLoop Insights at http://insights.govloop.com. But up front: Preparing to talk big data with chief data officers ThereRead… Read more »

External Hacking a Top Cybersecurity Concern — But Your People Pose a Problem, Too

When it comes to cybersecurity, knowing where your threats are coming from is key. Turns out, more than half of IT government pros said they think the threats are coming from the outside. External hacking is the top cybersecurity threat plaguing federal agencies, according to a new poll of over 200 IT security professionals conductedRead… Read more »

The Power of Predictive Policing in Surf City

When the term ‘predictive policing’ comes up, what movie immediately comes to mind? If you said The Minority Report you aren’t alone. According to Santa Cruz Deputy Chief of Policy Steve Clark, that’s a common reaction. In reality, the technology currently being tested by law enforcement today is just as fascinating as science fiction –Read… Read more »

A Visual Solution to a (Public) Big Data Problem

Data is very valuable to public agencies. Unfortunately, it can also cause problems. And when those problems interfere with your ability to process information in a meaningful way – either because the data is too large, coming in too quickly, or captured in a multitude of different formats – you have what is known asRead… Read more »

Attention Data Warehouse and BI Professionals: Your Rock Star is Back in Town

Normally, when a rock star comes to town, tickets sell out fast. And when that rock star is a genre-defining pioneer, your odds of getting a seat diminish to almost zero. Well, data warehouse and business intelligence professionals: your rock star has come to town. And we’ve got tickets just for you – for free.Read… Read more »

Big Data, Big Challenges

It’s no surprise to any of us by now: Big data is changing the way government operates. With the huge amounts of data that the public sector is collecting, managing and storing, agencies are devising strategies and approaches to utilize and create services geared to the public using this data. On Wednesday, nearly 80 governmentRead… Read more »

The Top 5 Insights from GovLoop’s Big Data Event: Examining the Big Data Frontier

Big data has officially hit the public sector. According to a recent GovLoop guide, “Big Data: Examining the Big Data Frontier,” 73 percent of surveyed public sector employees said they see big data as a viable tool for managing resources, budgets and cost. And 81 percent of respondents reported that big data has the capacityRead… Read more »