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September 30, 2013 FCW.COM 19 founder and vice president of business development. He said Accumulo spread from NSA across the Defense Department, the intelligence community, and civilian agencies such as the departments of Homeland Security and Justice. Kognitio, meanwhile, offers a big- data analytics platform that uses mem- ory instead of disk space for storage. The company s technology debuted in the nancial sector, but it is also carv- ing a niche in the federal government. Kognitio and DMG Federal, an IT con- sulting rm with a specialty in busi- ness intelligence, joined forces earlier this year to provide cloud-based data analytics to federal agencies and other public-sector entities. Kapow Software s area of empha- sis is big-data integration. The com- pany said agencies increasingly use its software for open-source intelli- gence tasks, such as gauging public sentiment and tracking illegal online sales of pharmaceuticals, and to pro- vide critical infrastructure protection. The Department of Health and Human Services and other civilian agencies, meanwhile, tap Kapow Software to help them migrate content to new standardized or enterprise content management systems. "The government is starting to use big data to revolutionize health care, national security and citizen services," said Andy Lasko, technical alliance manager at Kapow Software. "The gap we see in the market is in products that enable you access to any content quickly, to rapidly move that content into the customer systems and formats used to analyze big data." Cloud technology Security concerns have been an obstacle to greater government cloud adoption. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) seeks to address agency concerns by establishing a security assessment standard for cloud soft- ware and services providers. In December 2012, Autonomic Resources became the rst cloud pro- vider to receive a provisional author- ity to operate under FedRAMP. Since to watch ompanies RESOURCES • OOLSPAN • KRONOS • MOBILE WARE • VERIZON TERREMARK 1. MPING. Remember the old saying, "Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"? With this app, you can! Created by the National Severe Storms Laboratory, the University of Oklahoma and the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, the Meteorological Phenomena Identi cation Near the Ground project, or mPING, col- great agency apps lects precipitation reports from users and compares the information to what radars have detected to develop new forecasting techniques. 2. OPM ALERT. Fresh from the app store this summer, OPM Alert provides the operating status of federal government of ces in the Washington, D.C., area and Agencies have some 150 mobile applications available on USA.gov and scores more from third parties that rely on federal data. Here are three of our favorites: can even alert users of status changes. It hit No. 1 in news apps for iPhone in June. 3. PTSD COACH. This app, created by the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, offers a wide range of resources for veterans suffering from post- traumatic stress disorder --- both before and after they choose to seek treatment. Features include self-evaluation, coping techniques and information on where to receive professional help. --- FCW staff
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