Produce Actionable Information with Big Data Analytics for Government

Governments provide a large variety of programs and services, which both produce and require massive amounts of data, often unstructured and increasingly in real-time. This data comes from numerous sources including historical, video, audio, cell phones, geospatial, imagery, sensors, social media, and much more. From crime prevention to transportation, defense, national security, revenue management, environmental stewardship and social services, governments must wrestle every day with managing and using this data.

Big data analytics can improve efficiency and effectiveness across the broad range of government responsibilities, by improving existing processes and operations and enabling completely new ones.

IBM can help you achieve your business objectives by applying big data solutions to many key government responsibilities, including:

 

Threat prediction and prevention

Threat prediction and prevention challenges today are becoming increasingly complex and require a new approach to the management of information. The growing variety, velocity and volumes of data will increasingly require agencies to anticipate and pre-empt emerging trends in threatening activity if they are to maintain, let alone increase acceptable levels of response. To more effectively predict and prevent threats, government organizations must be capable of managing numerous data types and use advanced, real-time analytics designed to transform data into insights.

IBM’s big data platform provides national security and defense agencies with new capabilities to predict and prevent terrorism and crime. Benefits include:

TerraEchosTerraEchos uses sensor data for a state-of-the-art surveillance system to detect, classify, locate and track potential threats at highly sensitive facilities.


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Social program fraud, waste and errors

Health and human services organizations face constant pressure to collect more revenue, reduce operational costs per case, ensure eligible citizens receive benefits, lower claims adjudication time, improve collections and maintain program integrity. The goal is to detect and prevent fraud and abuse before payments are made.

By incorporating a large variety of structured and unstructured data from both internal and external sources, IBM’s big data analytics platform can help present a much clearer citizen-centric picture, uncover invisible connections and provide real-time information-sharing for the analyst, case worker or government executive. Benefits include:

 

Tax compliance - fraud and abuse

Tax organizations lose a great deal of money through fraud, waste and abuse of unpaid taxes. There is constant pressure to collect more revenue, reduce operational costs per case and improve collections. The goal is to detect and prevent fraud and abuse.

IBM offers an integrated approach to fighting tax fraud, abuse and errors. By incorporating a large variety of structured and unstructured data from both internal and external sources, IBM’s big data platform can help tax agencies more accurately determine who should be investigated for fraud or denied refunds by helping to detect new deception tactics, uncovering multiple identities and identifying suspicious behavior. Benefits include:

 

Crime prediction and prevention

Crime solving and prevention challenges today are becoming increasingly complex and require a new approach to the management of information. The increasing variety, velocity and volumes of data will increasingly require that agencies identify emerging threats in order to anticipate and pre-empt criminal activity if they are to improve acceptable levels of response. To more effectively predict and prevent crime, government organizations must be capable of managing numerous data types and use advanced real-time analytics designed to transform data into insights

IBM offers integrated big data analytics and insight capabilities that enable analyses and cross correlation on diverse structured, semi-structured and unstructured big data sets, at rest or in motion, from a large variety of sources. These capabilities provide timely, actionable and cost-effective intelligence to support investigations and preventive measures. Benefits include:

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