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  • ExecTech
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    What the heck is Hadoop?

    The open-source tool simplifies big-data management, but don't think of it as just another means of data analysis, experts say. In the right application, Hadoop frees users to explore information in whole new ways. 03/25/2013

  • Policy
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    Big data's big hurdle: federal policy

    Big data holds tremendous promise to help agencies glean otherwise impossible insights from massive repositories of data, but federal policies play a significant role in slowing its adoption and blunting its edge. 03/11/2013

  • ExecTech
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    Responsive design: Planning for future-friendly websites

    A new design technique allows developers to design one website that adjusts to a variety of mobile platforms. 02/11/2013

  • Big Data
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    How agencies can put Hadoop to work

    The open-source platform is proving its mettle, but it's just one piece of a bigger puzzle. 01/30/2013

  • Case Study
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    Success story: DFAS spots bad payments with big data

    While many agencies are trying to crack the big data code, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service has used it to save billions over just four years. 12/20/2012

  • Networks
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    Wireless broadband: Ready for government work?

    The government has been slow to allow wireless networking, largely due to some familiar concerns: Security and reliability. That could be about to change. 12/10/2012

  • Modernization
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    Legacy systems still power much of government

    Despite all the talk of modernization, much of the government's IT spending goes to the operation of systems based on decades-old technology. 12/10/2012

  • Mobility
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    The key to securing mobile devices

    An application-control strategy can help agencies develop a secure approach to BYOD that is fine-tuned to their unique mission requirements, writes David Donnelly. To find out just how to do that, read on. 11/16/2012

  • Analytics
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    What's on your dashboard?

    Agencies are drowning in data, but tools and strategies to make sense of it all are starting to emerge. 11/09/2012

  • Feature
    Big Data

    Managing big data

    More agencies are beginning to put their petabytes to work, but the most visible success stories are still localized efforts. 11/02/2012