By boosting collaborative research and eliminating duplication, open data can lend a hand to the cause of better nutrition and more efficient farming, says a new study.
GSA Administrator-designate Denise Turner Roth sees value in harnessing data to drive efficiencies and cost-effectiveness for federal customers.
One of economics' most important numbers depends on data collected by hand – data that's largely already online, posted freely by merchants and their customers.
Steve Kelman says using information coming into social media represents a low-tech version of data mining and data analytics.
Two goals of the Police Data Initiative are to enhance interoperability of systems and make it easier to extract useful insights from collected data.
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory say Wikipedia article access logs are highly correlated with historical influenza-like illness records.
The federal government uses the proprietary DUNS identifier to code financial transactions, but with Data Act implementation in full swing, open-data advocates are pushing to go open source.
In his new book, Microsoft’s Stefan Weitz previews what predictive analytics could mean in practice.
The authors of a new report have a slate of 11 recommendations for Congress to modernize its data posture.
Behind the buzzwords and pointless analytics lie real potential, but agencies and the private sector still struggle to use big data effectively.
USDS's Mina Hsiang says big data offers simple solutions to the vast majority of customer complaints.
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