Activities or Analytics?

“If you don’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Like a mantra, it’s chanted over and over – but you must be measuring the right IT or you are just burning time. For an artist, which is more important – the tack hammer or the paint brush? The brush is used to create the masterpiece;Read… Read more »

5 Steps to Leveraging Analytics in the Public Sector

The following post is an expert of GovLoop’s recent report: Unlocking the Power of Government Analytics. The report features 10 steps to leveraging analytics in the public sector, to read all 10 tips, be sure to view the guide below. Post Highlights Be sure to view GovLoop’s recent report Unlocking the Power of Government AnalyticsRead… Read more »

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… 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 aRead… 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 analyticsRead… 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… 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 individualsRead… Read more »