Analytics

Sequestration & Social Media

Well, sequestration is in our midst and there isn’t much that we can do about it. By now I’m sure you all have heard the many consequences sequestration will likely bring: Furloughs, longer lines at the airport, prison lockdowns higher risks of terrorism, women and children taken off of WIC… canceled white house tours! Well,… Read more »

Big Data and Government R&D – Turning Overload into Information

In March 2012, the Obama Administration launched the “Big Data Research and Development Initiative” to capitalize on the fast-growing volume of data in today’s world. By investing over $200 million in research and development, federal agencies hoped to extract more information and better analysis to make smarter decisions that drive growth and efficiency. As a… Read more »

Ravens or 49ers? Who has the Analytics Advantage?

It’s Super Bowl Week, meaning that football chit chat will probably dominate the water cooler (and team meetings) more than any other topic. But just because you and your coworkers are talking sports doesn’t mean that you’re escaping the world of analytics. Several sports teams, including baseball, basketball, and football teams, have been using analytics… Read more »

5 Questions to Ask for Analytics Initiatives

Post Highlights Overview of 5 questions to ask for an analytics initiative Post provides steps to think through for analytics initiatives Analytics continues to transform the way government delivers services. Undoubtedly, analytics is transforming the way government operates and delivers services to customers. At all levels of government, agencies are now challenged to reduce costs,… Read more »

Overboard with Analytics? The TSA’s New Security Screening Software

We’re constantly talking about analytics and how it affects corporations and agencies, but how will it affect you? We’re used to strict, and sometimes invasive, security precautions at the airport by Transportation Security Administration in order to keep our skies and travelers safe. Using new analytics software, TSA officials will be able to identify individuals… Read more »

Join Our Study: Unlocking the Power of Government Analytics – Survey

Post Highlights Take the survey: Unlocking the Power of Government Analytics Help develop a community based resource Your chance to help peers work through common analytics challenges Join Us: Unlocking the Power of Government Analytics – Survey We at GovLoop need your help. We are working on an analytics report, Unlocking the Power of Government… Read more »

Newest Federal Jobs: Data Scientists

Big data, data analytics, data, data, data. We’ve heard the buzz words all year. But now Rich Campbell the Federal Chief Technologist at EMC says 2013 will be the year that big data becomes a part of agency’s mission. And in order for that to happen Campbell told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that… Read more »

Improving Accountability & Making Data Driven Decisions – Analytics in 2012

Throughout the month of December, GovLoop has been reviewing the year in government technology – everything from BYOD to social media, I’ve been working to highlight some case studies, best practices and try and condense the year down into one post, while looking forward to the year 2013. Follow along here by viewing GovLoop’s Year… Read more »