Big Data & Analytics

SOS International Subsidiary to Help Monitor Traditional, Social Media in Afghanistan; Jeremy Davis Comments

The State Department has contracted a subsidiary of SOS International to help monitor and analyze traditional and social media in Kabul, Afghanistan in support of the U.S.’ diplomatic mission there. Exovera will use the cloud-based media analysis software EV3 to execute the five-year contract, SOS International said Wednesday. SOS International unveiled EV3 in 2016 …

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CyrusOne Plans New Sterling, VA Hyperscale Data Center; Kevin Timmons Comments

CyrusOne has purchased a Sterling, Virginia-based shell building that the company intends to develop into a data center facility as part of efforts to help address customer demand for hyperscale computing services. The 129,064-square-foot building at 511 Shaw Road is close to CyrusOne’s other data centers in Sterling, the company said Thursday. “Given the unprecedented speed of …

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Army Research Lab, University of Maryland Forge High Performance Computing Partnership; Tripti Sinha Comments

The University of Maryland and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have forged a strategic partnership to give the higher education and research communities access to high-performance computing resources. UMD and the Army aim to help students, professors, engineers and researchers use technologies designed to assist in scientific discovery and innovation, the …

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Mac Curtis: Vencore to Help SPAWAR Implement ‘Sophisticated’ Methods for Data Analysis, Collection

Vencore has secured a $1.5 million subcontract to oversee concept definition and strategic planning for a Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command project that seeks to implement advanced data analysis techniques. The company said Monday it will collaborate with prime contractor AUSGAR Technologies in an effort to help SPAWAR adopt activity-based intelligence and object-based production methods. …

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Siemens & DOE-Led Crowdsourcing Community Launch Building Tech Idea Search

Siemens and the Energy Department-led Jump online crowdsourcing community have partnered to crowdsource building technology ideas that could support interaction between personal smart devices and public facilities. The company said Monday the Jump challenge seeks concepts, use cases and business models that could help building occupants in commercial, public or corporate spaces to achieve …

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Deloitte-Cray Alliance Unveils Threat Analytics Service Offering

Deloitte‘s advisory cyber risk services business and Cray have partnered to develop a subscription-based analytics service intended to help organizations discover, examine and respond to cybersecurity threats. The Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics offering works to help government customers generate threat intelligence reports that include information on potential threat vectors, Deloitte said Wednesday. “Instead of reviewing every component of an agency’s internal …

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Charles River Analytics to Help Navy Develop Seasonal Weather Forecasting Tool

The U.S. Navy has awarded Charles River Analytics a follow-on contract to help the Office of Naval Research develop a tool for the military branch to generate probability forecasts of weather. Charles River Analytics said Tuesday it aims to produce big data-based machine learning software for an extended-range weather prediction tool through the Climatological Observations for Maritime Prediction and Analysis Support …

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Maury Blackman: Accela Launches Payment Platform for Govt Market

San Ramon, California-based cloud-based productivity and civic engagement provider Accela has introduced a new online and in-person modern payment platform for government agencies, the company announced June 21. Maury Blackman, Accela president and CEO, wrote in a blog post that CivicPay is designed to communicate and understand government demand and address potential gaps in the market such …

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Wynyard Group to Provide Crime Analytics, Case Mgmt Platforms For Georgia Corrections Dept

Wynyard Group will provide its Advanced Crime Analytics and Investigations Case Management systems for the Georgia Department of Corrections to support its investigations and intelligence teams. The crime deterrence and security software provider said Wednesday its ACA and ICM platforms will aid GDC’s investigations and intelligence teams as they analyze and investigate incidents …

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C3 IoT to Provide Machine Learning Platform, Application Suite for State Dept’s Energy Mgmt Initiatives

C3 IoT has received a potential $25 million contract provide a suite of enterprise Internet-of-Things software applications and machine learning technology for the State Department to monitor and analyze energy management at department-run facilities globally. The company said Monday its platforms will also work to help the State Department predict looming equipment failure and track the health of sensors and …

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In-Q-Tel, Databricks Aim to Offer Intell Agencies Big Data Processing Platform

In-Q-Tel has signed a strategic investment and partnership agreement with Databricks in a push to help the San Francisco, California-based technology firm deploy an open-source big data processing engine to U.S. intelligence agencies. IQT said Tuesday Databricks’ Apache Spark platform is powered by cloud technology and designed for enterprise users to analyze huge amounts of data, …

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Battelle Updates Hospital Care Performance Analytics Tool; Warren Strauss Comments

Battelle has updated its analytics software that works to help hospital networks track and analyze clinical quality metrics from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Version 2.2. of the WayFinder QI Dashboard is designed for administrators to assess within-hospital readmissions and monitor their facilities’ performance on the Center for Disease …

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