Submitted by rgordon on Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:56
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Submitted by TFryer on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:11
City police departments across the country are turning traditional police officers into “data detectives.” Police departments across the country have adapted business techniques -- initially developed by retailers, such as Netflix and WalMart, to predict consumer behavior -- to predict criminal behavior. A new IBM Center report, by Dr.
Submitted by TFryer on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 21:15
The Famine Early Warning System is an interagency network among federal agencies and the United Nations that began in 1985, using scientific data to target about $1.5 billion in food aid from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to those who need it most. Participating federal agencies include the U.S.
Submitted by TFryer on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 19:07
Dr. Thomas Davenport, in a recent Harvard Business Review article, says “Some of us now perceive another shift, fundamental and far-reaching enough that we can fairly call it Analytics 3.0.” What does this mean for leaders of large organizations?
The Three Phases of Analytics. Davenport writes that the field of "analytics" has evolved over the past 60 years in three phases:
Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 20:59
Big data should not be defined as “big” based on the size of the data alone. As defined by an important Commission on Big Data, big data is “a phenomenon that is a result of the rapid acceleration and exponential growth in the expanding volume of high velocity, complex and diverse types of data.” Organizations that do not necessarily have a large volume of data can benefit from a better understanding of the art of the possible with the new generation of analytic tools designed for big data.
Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 20:18
This blog entry provides examples of how federal agencies and other levels of government are developing and applying big data strategies in the areas of fraud detection, financial market analysis, health related research, government oversight, education, criminology, environmental protection, and energy exploration.
Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:44
OMB Deputy Director Beth Cobert discusses importance of #SES #leadership to government performance @ombpress.
Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:55
A clear strategic focus and sound management are essential to the effective stewardship of taxpayer dollars, enabling agency decision makers to make tough choices on a day-to-day basis and for long-term management challenges. Given the critical challenges facing government today, the ability of government executives to properly align mission support functions with mission delivery can help them respond more effectively to their mission and management challenges simultaneously, as well as drive change within their department. The U.S.
Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:42
Today, governments have access to a variety of tools to successfully implement agency programs. For example, Data Analytics—especially of financial data—can be used to better inform decision making by ensuring agencies have the information they need at the point of time that it can be most effective. In addition, governments at all levels can more effectively address risks using new Risk Management approaches. And finally, Shared Services can not only save money, but also stimulate innovation, improve decisionmaking, and increase the quality of services expected by citizens.
Submitted by rgordon on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 20:44
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