The Modern Enterprise Data Fabric: Helping the Public Sector Transform Digitally

In this industry perspective, GovLoop and Splunk, provider of a leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, have partnered to discuss what digital transformation means for the public sector, how the data deluge is adding to the complexity and how a segment of big data, called machine data, is offering opportunities to ride the digital… Read more »

Embracing Data Analytics: Common Challenges and How to Overcome Them

There are few decisions we make today that aren’t based on data. We check our weather apps to properly plan our outfits. We use customer feedback data to determine what products to buy. And we can’t leave home without our fitness monitors and smartphones to track our health, mood, conversations and whereabouts. That’s just in… Read more »

Improving the Citizen Experience With Real-Time Data

Timely and actionable data can tell us a lot about our government, the citizens it serves and whether federal programs are effectively meeting their needs. Not only that, but data can also capture the sentiments of rank-and-file employees who fuel those services and programs. The ability to capitalize on those valuable insights has been an… Read more »

How You Can Use Data Analytics to Change Government

Everything about Dr. Farid Fata’s case seemed too egregious to be true. When a whistleblower tipped off the Department of Justice back in 2013 about Dr. Fata’s unprecedented medical malpractice, government officials had a hard time wrapping their heads around the claims — at first. How could a renowned Michigan oncologist intentionally misdiagnose patients and… Read more »

Better Income Estimation for the Public Sector

In this resource, we focus on income data and how it affects the public sector’s ability to administer means-tested programs; explain why income data is difficult to assess but critical to do properly; showcase solutions to verify demographic data and prevent fraud; and discuss other unique tools to help battle program errors and fraud.

Empowering Agency Leaders with Self-Service Data Visualization

What do Pixar, the creators of the animated films “Toy Story” and “Up!,” and the Department of Defense (DoD) have in common? One thing: both organizations know how to harness the power of visualization. In fact, one of the founding employees of Pixar, Pat Hanrahan, helped the DoD realize how something that brought children’s stories… Read more »

How Unified Data Architecture Can Revolutionize Analytics in Government

Data is a highly sought-after commodity, but simply amassing information isn’t enough. To be useful, the data must be actionable, and must be presented in a way that makes it meaningful. And it’s that piece of the puzzle that’s hanging up government data use. Data – including big data, which is so large or so… Read more »

Gaining the Situational Awareness Needed to Mitigate Cyberthreats

To become more resilient against cyberthreats, agencies must improve visibility and understand events happening on their networks. With increased awareness, organizations will see operational benefits and save employees valuable time, improving productivity and morale. To achieve these benefits, agencies need to deploy the right kind of infrastructure. They must look to a platform approach and… Read more »

Why You Need Improved Operational Intelligence for Big Data

Today, a big data solution offers hope for governments to unlock potential from all the data they collect, store and manage. Through better data management, governments can re-imagine their business processes. At a time when public sector resources and budgets are shrinking and citizens are demanding improved services, big data promises much needed relief for… Read more »

Smarter Care: Breaking Away From the One-Size-Fits-All Model

In partnership with IBM®, GovLoop is conducting a four-part guide series, The Journey to Big Data and Analytics Adoption. This series of reports has emphasized how big data has transformed government agencies. In Chapter 1, we discussed how organizations could leverage their most critical asset: data. Throughout Chapter 2, we highlighted big data’s role to… Read more »

People, Places and Process: The Impact of GIS & Facilities Management

Because we Americans spend almost 90 percent of our time indoors and because the government owns, manages or occupies roughly 500,000 facilities, the role of a facilities manager is becoming increasingly important for government. The federal government also operates more than 600,000 vehicles and employs 1.8 million civilians. Buildings have now become our primary habitats…. Read more »

A Smarter Approach to Public Safety

In our first two chapters, we outlined the benefits of big data and discussed how analytics can help counter waste, fraud and abuse. In this chapter, we look at how public safety organizations can benefit from a robust analytics strategy. Specifically we explore: Case studies from Miami-Dade County, New York City and Lancaster, California police departments…. Read more »

Government Workforce in Focus: Closing the Data and Analytics Skills Gap

Standing between the federal government and improved delivery of services is the data skills gap. Federal managers worry that prospective employees entering the job market lack the analytical skills, statistical competencies and technical proficiency needed to understand the federal government’s large and complex datasets. The data skills gap comes at a time when federal government… Read more »

The Foundation for Data Innovation: The Enterprise Data Hub

Centrally managing data has long been a goal for IT managers. Now, with emerging technology and improvements to the way data can be stored and hosted, centrally managing data is finally a reality for organizations. As such, more and more agencies have been adopting an architecture – known as the enterprise data hub (EDH) –… Read more »

Building Safer Communities in the Digital Age

Analytics has transformed the way public safety organizations fight crime and keep our communities safe. Today, GovLoop and IBM have released a new report, Smarter Cities: Public Safety in the Digital Age, which explores how new analytical approaches has re-imagined the way the public sector protects communities. As governments are faced with shrinking budgets and… Read more »

Unlocking the Power of Government Analytics

GovLoop’s latest report,Unlocking the Power of Government Analytics, provides an overview of government analytics, identifies leading case studies, and integrates the results of a recent GovLoop survey from 280 members of the GovLoop community. Further, this report provides ten steps to leverage analytics within a government agency.

Predictive Analytics

Today, government is challenged like never before. In an era of budget cuts, increasing demands for services, and increasingly complex government transactions, government officials are pressed to think of new ways of thinking and innovative solutions to complex problems. Predictive analytics is one possible solution for government agencies. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak… Read more »

How Many Open Government Projects Are There?

We’ve got a great Open Gov story (and tool) for you! Last year, former Deputy CTO for Open Government Beth Noveck reached out to GovLoop Founder Steve Ressler about leveraging the energy of community members to complete a gargantuan task: read through all of the Open Government Plans and compile a list of the hundreds… Read more »