Big Data

Trend Tracking – 5 things to be on the lookout for in 2014

2013 is rapidly coming to a close, so it is time to look forward and take bets on what’s on the docket for the next 365 days. In our newest guide: 20 Innovations that Mattered in 2014, we peered into our crystal ball and made our forecast of the five biggest trends for next year…. Read more »

The 5 Biggest Trends of 2013 – Did We Miss Any?

Merriam Webster defines a trend as: to veer in a new direction. In 2013 government certainly veered into uncharted territory. The White House unveiled two new mandates that changed the way government protects and shares data. They also opened up the White House to leaders from the private sector to jump-start innovation. Libraries, on the… Read more »

GovLoop’s 20 Innovations that Mattered in 2013 – Did Your Agency Make the List?

Announcing GovLoop’s Latest Resource “20 Innovations that Mattered in 2013” DOWNLOAD HERE The end of the year means two things: setting unrealistic New Year’s resolutions and endless retrospectives. While we can’t force you to put down the cake and pick up a carrot, we can help you to do your job better by highlighting some… Read more »

What’s the Best Way to Transform and Modernize Cities? The Debate in The Economist

I love debates, whether it is Lincoln vs. Douglas, Biden vs. Ryan, or Harry Potter vs. Twilight*. Listening to experts challenge each other’s views teaches us about a topic and makes us rethink preconceived notions. At the end of a debate you may not have changed your mind. But a good debate, at the very… Read more »

Avoiding the Legislative Roadblocks – A Year In Review

The end of the year means two things: setting unrealistic New Year’s resolutions and endless retrospectives. While we can’t force you to put down the cake and pick up a carrot, we can help you do your job better by highlighting some of the biggest and best innovations to come out of government in the… Read more »

Five practical applications of government big data

2013 may go down as the year of big data and data analytics. But according to a new report by IBM and the Partnership for Public Service, big data has been around since the 1970s. The report titled,From Data to Decisions III – Lessons from Early Analytics Programs, showcases five government cases studies where agencies… Read more »

Do You Know What Government’s $80 Billion Problem Is?

Today, your agency is collecting more data than ever before. For many agencies, they are not only challenged by the volume, velocity and variety of data, but also extracting meaningful insights from the information. It’s fair to say that the world has become data-driven. Government agencies are well aware: data will shape the agency of… Read more »

Go Further Faster – How to Leverage Your Data Across Your Agency

This post was written by Sharon McCoy, GovLoop Research Fellow, and Patrick Fiorenza, Senior Research Analyst. Today, agencies are collecting, storing and managing more data than ever before. Across all sectors, organizations are exploring how to extract knowledge and value from the data they collect. Leveraging data in the public sector presents unique challenges for… Read more »

Making Better Decisions: Leveraging Your Resources In Challenging Times

Often times it seems like the government’s answer to a problem is to add more regulations or requirements. To pile on the problem rather than really look for a solution. AGA and six national associations of government officials released a call-to-action guide designed to help promote trust in government by limiting government requirements to those… Read more »