Creating an Intelligent Government With Data

Imagine a world where government solves our biggest problems with evidence. In that world, agencies deliver on their missions to provide, protect and prosper – and there’s a strong trust between citizens and government. To get there, governments need to share data across agencies, embrace emerging technologies and work directly with their constituents to rebuildRead… Read more »

Best Government Training Resources to Meet Gov’s In-Demand Skills

It’s probably safe to assume that most of us have heard the old “practice makes perfect” adage at least once in our lives. The formula is simple: work hard, work often and you’ll dominate — eventually. We bought into this concept. We believed, we did, we conquered — or at least tried to. But thenRead… Read more »

Analytics in Action: How Government Tackles Critical Issues With Data

In July 2017, the federal government announced the largest health care fraud takedown in the history of the Justice Department. The government charged 412 defendants with fraud over a scheme involving $1.3 billion in false billings. Among the defendants, 56 were doctors and more than 120 have been charged with opioid-related crimes, making this theRead… 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 inRead… 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 andRead… 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 toRead… 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… 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… 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.