Tag Archives: Analytics

NGA Eyes Cloud Transition Contract Award to Ball Aerospace

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency plans to award Ball Aerospace & Technologies a one-year, sole-source contract to provide design and development support for NGA’s Accelerated Cloud Transition program. NGA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday the contract covers data tagging support for the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise's GovCloud platform …

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Booz Allen, Hortonworks Form Apache Hadoop-Based Analytics Partnership; Peter Guerra Comments

Booz Allen Hamilton and software firm Hortonworks have forged an alliance to help commercial and government clients manage big data workloads and their operations through the adoption of an Apache Hadoop platform. McLean, Va.-based Booz Allen said Thursday it will integrate its analytics, data science and cloud architecture offerings with Hortonworks Data …

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Decision Lens Obtains FedRAMP Certification for Cloud-Based Software; John Kealey Comments

Decision Lens has received agency authorization under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for its cloud-based software. The company said Wednesday it obtained the FedRAMP certification through sponsorship from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Decision Lens' Software-as-a-Service platform is deployed in a public cloud environment and works to help government …

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DoD Taps Altamira for Classified Analytics Development Support Contract

Altamira Technologies has secured a potential five-year, $35 million contract to provide classified analytics development and deployment support services for the Defense Department. Work under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract also covers big data visualization, logistics, subject-matter expertise and data science support for DoD’s military operations, the company said Wednesday. Altamira said it …

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DHS Issues RFI on Open Source, Social Media Analytics Tools

The Department of Homeland Security is soliciting information on open-source and social media analytics technology that can be used to facilitate agency efforts to guard the U.S. against threats. DHS said Monday in a FedBizOpps notice its science and technology directorate and social media task force are interested in deploying analytics tools to support criminal investigations, screening …

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Harriet Green: IBM Eyes ‘Industry-Specific’ Internet of Things Strategy

Harriet Green, head of IBM‘s Internet of Things business, has said the company seeks an industry-specific strategy to help organizations manage connected devices, Fortune magazine reported Tuesday. Stacey Higginbotham writes IBM will make its Watson cognitive computing technology available to customers through the company’s Internet of Things Foundation cloud-hosted service. The offering will include an …

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Air Force to Hunt Cyber Threats With Endgame’s Automated Cyber Ops Platform

Cybersecurity software vendor Endgame has received a sole-source contract to provide its automated Cyber Operations Platform to help the U.S. Air Force detect, hunt and respond to cyber adversaries. The company said Thursday the Air Force cyber protection teams can utilize the platform’s analytics engine, stealth sensors and extensible architecture as well as the …

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Booz Allen-Kaggle Competition Seeks Algorithms for Heart Disease Diagnosis; Josh Sullivan Comments

Booz Allen Hamilton and data science community Kaggle have launched their second annual competition that aims to encourage participants to develop algorithms that will work to help speed up heart disease diagnosis. Booz Allen and Kaggle will collaborate with the National Institutes of Health in the 90-day Data Science Bowl contest, …

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IBM to Help South Africa, India Manage Urban Air Quality with IoT, Analytics Tech

IBM has partnered with the governments of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Delhi, India, to help both cities implement air quality management plans through the use of Internet of Things, cognitive computing analytics and machine learning technology. The company said Thursday it will collaborate with Johannesburg’s local government researchers to analyze …

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