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How Has Big Data Changed Public Policy?

The compelling infographic below was created by New England College’s Public Policy program and asks the question of how big data has changed public policy.

Visualization of the Week: Presidents of the United States

As next year’s U.S. presidential election continues to heat up, it might be useful to get a historical perspective for the Office of the Presidency. Using Tableau Public, data author David Pires provides an educational data visualization that includes statistics going back to the birth of the country.

Cornell to Lead Aristotle Cloud Federation for Research

Today Cornell University announced a five-year, $5 million project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to build a federated cloud comprised of data infrastructure building blocks (DIBBs) designed to support scientists and engineers requiring flexible workflows and analysis tools for large-scale data sets, known as the Aristotle Cloud Federation.

Seattle Police Department Selects Accenture to Deliver Data Analytics Platform to Support Police Operations and Investigations

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to design and implement a data analytics platform that will give the Department reliable and rapidly accessible data that will enable it to meet important management and governance objectives and support leadership decision making.

The Benefits of Becoming a Smart City

Advances in technology are quickly paving the way for smart cities. A smart city is an urban center that harnesses technologies, such as IT, to improve the quality of life of residents, manage available resources such as roads and water in economically sustainable manner, and reduce environmental pollution. According to figures published by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), smart city technologies will grow to an industry worth $27.5 billion by 2023.

Advanced Crime Analytics Used to Fight Nationwide Crime Ring

The video presentation below highlights how law enforcement is using the Advanced Crime Analytics software solution to fight a major U.S. gang – the Felony Lane Gang (FLG).

White House Hires Chief Data Scientist

Big data is a big deal for the Obama administration, and as a result the White House announced last week it has hired one of Silicon Valley’s top data scientists. DJ Patil, formerly of LinkedIn and RelateIQ, a subsidiary of Salesforce, now serves as chief data scientist in residence for the White House.

Indiana County Uses Crime Analytics to Fight Notorious Gang

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Wynyard Group and CI Technologies today announced that the Felony Lane Gang Working Group, comprising 92 law enforcement agencies and other organizations, will use Wynyard Advanced Crime Analytics and CrimeNtel from CI Technologies to help fight the notorious Felony Lane Gang.

Govini Powers World Bank’s New Open Government Contracts Platform

Govini, a leading business intelligence provider to government contractors, has announced that the World Bank leverages its platform to provide open, transparent and competitive contracting through its new Open Government Contracts Platform, furthering the Bank’s open government agenda and goal of eradicating poverty around the globe.

Visualization of the Week: Dueling Measures of Poverty

This new interactive visualization tells a compelling economic story based on U.S. Census Bureau data measuring the reach of poverty in America.