Analytics

Great Gov Tweets from this week.

We launched a new government Twitter dashboard called Great Gov Tweets this week. We build the dashboard every day by looking at every tweet sent by federally-managed twitter accounts two days before and then giving them scores based on retweets, favorites, and their audience size. We do this to identify what kinds of government communication… Read more »

15 Lessons Learned on how to Leverage Analytics in Your Agency

We’re still cranking away on live blogging the Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Take a look at all our great coverage here. Below is a brief overview of the Analytics to Decisions session. Analytics is changing the way we work and think about our organizations. Analytics is the future for improved decision-making, helping organizations… Read more »

Join Us – Agency of the Future Series: Telework Survey

Agency of the Future Series: Telewok in Government GovLoop is working on an “Agency of the Future” series, which will include a collection of reports, expert interviews, in-person events and online trainings that are designed to cast a vision for government innovation and reveal bright spots in agencies and industry partners that are leading the… Read more »

Join Us – Agency of the Future Series: Analytics Survey

Agency of the Future Series: Analytics Survey GovLoop is working on an “Agency of the Future” series, which will include a collection of reports, expert interviews, in-person events and online trainings that are designed to cast a vision for government innovation and reveal bright spots in agencies and industry partners that are leading the way…. Read more »

Four Evidence-Based Initiatives in the Federal Government

The Obama Administration has built on efforts from the Bush Administration to embed the use of evidence and evaluation in making funding decisions. There are now four different types of initiatives underway, or proposed, in a range of federal agencies. Within OMB, there is an active effort to catalyze agencies to develop and undertake a… Read more »

Creating an Evidence-Based Government

Policymakers are fixated on short-term budget austerity measures such as furloughs, pay freezes, and conference and travel spending. However, there is a small, but growing effort to take a longer, more strategic look at how to manage austerity by finding what works and targeting dollars there instead of to programs that cannot demonstrate effectiveness. This… Read more »

The Public Safety Journey into Analytics: NYPD Case Study

This is part 2 of 3 of a blog series on Smarter Cities: Building Safer Communities in the Digital Age. This series explores how analytics has empowered the street level bureaucrat, redefining the way public safety officials keep communities safe. Across the country, public safety organizations have leveraged crime analytics to improve efficiencies, connect workers… Read more »

Big Data Vocabulary: Datafication

Last Friday, the Office of eDiplomacy within the State Department’s Bureau of Information Resource Management held its [email protected] conference on the theme of Moneyball Diplomacy. The event centered on how emerging tools and practices in data analysis can add a valuable quantitative lens to approaches in U.S. foreign development and policy. My favorite speaker was… Read more »

Leveraging Crime Analytics: Miami-Dade County Blue PALMS Program

This is part 1 of 3 of a blog series, Smarter Cities: Building Safer Communities in the Digital Age. This series explores how analytics has empowered the street level bureaucrat, redefining the way public safety officials keep communities safe. Across the country, public safety organizations have leveraged crime analytics to improve efficiencies, connect workers and… Read more »

Big Data Insights from Indiana CIO: Paul Baltzell

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Paul Baltzell, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Indiana. Baltzell and I talked through some of the challenges and lessons learned while implementing a big data initiative at the state level. Like most public sector entities, the State of Indiana has just started to explore big data opportunities…. Read more »