Analytics

Federal Agencies Need Data Hunters to Enhance Performance

These hunters are often disguised under several different job titles including data acquisition specialists and data scouts.

Analyst, Analyze Thyself!

Analytics professionals spend more time gathering data than they dedicate to analyzing it, according to a recent survey.

How Federal Employees Can Get Training for the Best Job in America

In-person events and online courses can offer options for people with a computer science background. 

Military Algorithm Can Predict Illness 48 Hours Before Symptoms Show

The program lead says future troops might be deployed with wearables like watches or chest straps that will know when they are getting sick and how long it will take them to get better.

Senate Bill Would Open Some Weather Agency Models to the Public

The bill would require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to share more weather modeling data with third parties and review possible innovations.

Spy Agencies Must Work Through AI’s Ethical Issues, Former Leader Says

Sue Gordon, the former principal deputy director of national intelligence, also pushed the intelligence community to put more trust in public information and outside organizations.

How VA Implements Predictive Analytics to Help Prevent Veteran Suicides

Since it was stood up in 2017, the REACH VET program has helped health care providers better identify individuals facing higher risks.

Pentagon Struggles to Address Service Member Suicides

Despite expanded initiatives, veteran and military suicides continue to rise.

Air Force and Oak Ridge Get Supercomputer for Better Weather Forecasts

The $25 million contract will provide a system that supports the military’s complex weather prediction workloads.

Passwords and Badges Are No Longer Enough

The Defense Department could strengthen its cyber posture by finding alternatives to static authentication methods.

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FAA Needs More Data To Predict When Planes’ Brakes Are About To Fail

With more data, FAA officials say they can build an algorithm to predict when runway conditions will lead to brake failure during landings.

Government Should Address Potential Bias in Artificial Intelligence, Lawmakers Say

A pair of congressmen outlined their plans to ensure that systems don’t discriminate—even unintentionally.

What Restaurant Reviews Reveal About Cities

Where official census data is sparse, MIT researchers find that restaurant review websites can offer similar demographic and economic information.

Where Artificial Intelligence Can Make the Biggest Impact

Here are three ways an investment into artificial intelligence could reap significant returns in the public space.

The AI That Could Help Curb Youth Suicide

For many reasons, parents and teachers may fail to intervene when they spot LGBTQ teens in trouble. Can Google help?

Spy Agencies Turn to AI to Stay Ahead of Adversaries

In a world where everyone can collect data on everything, speedy analysis could make or break U.S. national security, a top intelligence official says.