Big Data & Analytics

AWS Sponsors DC Data Visualization Hackathon

Amazon Web Services has sponsored a hackathon event in Washington, D.C., that challenged 16 teams to demonstrate the impacts of diplomatic activities using participants’ data visualization skills. AWS announced Thursday it provided technology, credits, expertise and system architects to the 24-hour ImpactHack event jointly hosted by the State Department‘s U.S. Diplomacy Center and the …

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Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler: ‘Data Lakes’ Help Firms Store Unstructured & Structured Info

Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of Hortonworks‘ U.S. public sector business, said in an interview published Thursday on CIO Dive that organizations would experience the advantages of a data lake if they determine the usefulness of information stored in the system. “At a very high level, a data lake is simply a storage …

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Nlyte Software Gets FedRAMP Certification for Machine Learning Tool

Nlyte Software has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for its cognitive data center infrastructure management platform. Nlyte Machine Learning leverages the artificial intelligence capabilities of the IBM Watson IoT platform to help agencies meet the federal government’s security requirements and comply with the Data Center Optimization Initiative, …

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Splunk Helps National Ignition Facility Manage IT Systems

The National Ignition Facility has implemented Splunk software platforms to manage and analyze information technology systems used to secure the country’s nuclear stockpile. Splunk said Wednesday its Enterprise and IT Service Intelligence systems run on NIF’s Computer Control System built to monitor more than 66K control points across the laser facility. Enterprise works to help the …

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DigitalGlobe to Help DARPA Build Cloud-Based Geospatial Data Analytics Platform

Maxar Technologies‘ DigitalGlobe business has secured a $3.2M contract from the the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to build a technology platform for military and intelligence agencies to access unclassified geospatial data. The Geospatial Cloud Analytics Hub platform is intended to help users obtain insights and make decisions with cloud-based machine learning, …

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BAE to Pursue NGA Janus Program Support Orders via Three IDIQ Contracts

BAE Systems has been selected to help the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency increase availability of commercial geospatial data and community-sourced information under three contracts worth up to $1.52B. NGA down-selected only two contractors to vie for task orders to support the agency’s Janus Geomatics Precise Imagery, Janus Geography and Janus Geomatics Elevation programs, BAE said …

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CDC Selects Perspecta, McKing Consulting for Geospatial Support IDIQ

A Perspecta subsidiary and McKing Consulting have won positions on a potential five-year, $48M contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to perform geospatial research, analysis and services. CDC awarded $40M to Perspecta’s enterprise services team and another $8M to McKing through the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, according to a FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday. Tasks …

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BAE Aims to Automate Document Management With Analytics Tool; Pete Trainer Quoted

BAE Systems has introduced at an Air Force Association conference an analytics tool designed to help organizations process, secure, transmit and store weapons systems data and other national security information. Epiphany is a data management, risk management and information security platform meant to allow users to search historical data, monitor …

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Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler: Agencies Look to Internet of Things for Data Collection

Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of Hortonworks‘ U.S. public sector business, has said he observed agencies tapping into internet-of-things platforms to store, process and compute data from multiple sources, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. He noted the Census Bureau has implemented handheld devices to support its digital information gathering process and the General Services Administration has adopted sensors …

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AWS Aims to Help Public Sector Create Predictive Maintenance Tools With Managed Offerings

Amazon Web Services has several service offerings designed to help public sector institutions develop predictive maintenance analytics platforms that work to detect potential equipment failure and facilitate scheduling of maintenance activities. Some of the company’s managed offerings include the AWS IoT Core, AWS Greengrass, AWS IoT Analytics and Amazon SageMaker, …

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