Government

A Look Ahead For Linked Data

by Jennifer Zaino At Swirrl, the focus continues to be bringing more users aboard the Linked Data train. It’s helping to realize this aim in part thanks to the work it’s doing with customers, primarily in the government sector. The company’s bringing its PublishMyData platform (which The Semantic Web Blog first discussed here) to customers…

HealthCare.Gov: Progress Made But BackEnd Struggles Continue

by Jennifer Zaino The media has been reporting the last few hours on the Obama administration’s self-imposed deadline for fixing HealthCare.gov. According to these reports, the site is now working more than 90 percent of the time, up from 40 percent in October; that pages on the website are loading in less than a second,…

Semantic Web in Emergency Response Systems – UPDATE

by Eric Franzon Coordinated emergency response, built on Linked Data. That is the vision of Bart van Leeuwen, Amsterdam Firefighter and founder of software company, Netage. We’ve covered Bart’s work before here at SemanticWeb.com and at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference, and today, there is news that the work is advancing to a new…

A Look Inside the NSA's XKeyscore

Sean Gallagher of Ars Technica recently wrote, “The National Security Agency’s (NSA) apparatus for spying on what passes over the Internet, phone lines, and airways has long been the stuff of legend, with the public catching only brief glimpses into its Leviathan nature.”

Helping Citizen Searches For Government Services

By 2016, ABI Research has it, as much as $114 billion could be saved worldwide through the implementation of online e-government services. It predicted that investment in these services is set to increase from $28 billion in 2010 to $57 billion in 2016, and that the number of users will nearly triple over the forecast…

Global Corporate Networks Exposed through New Online Platform

World-wide interests of US banks first to be identified [Press Release] A new online platform launched today is set to provide free and open access to global corporate networks. The platform, developed by OpenCorporates, collects, extracts and makes usable global corporate data, in an open and granular way. Large data sets, many of which were…

"The Durkheim Project" Will Analyze Opt-In Data From Veterans, Analyze Suicide Risk

Patterns and Predictions, and the Veterans Education and Research Association of Northern New England, with help from Facebook, Inc., today launched a research project designed to help mental health professionals detect and monitor communications and behavioral patterns predictive of suicide risk — informed by a related study of an anonymous population of risk in U.S. veterans.