Posts Tagged: analytics

Quick Tips for Defining Business Performance Metrics

During the course of working with various organizations that have deployed performance dashboards we have discovered 4 major success factors to implementing them successfully: (1) proper sponsorship and adequate resources for the project; (2) creating the right metrics and standardizing their meaning; (3) performance management dashboardsdesigning a compelling user interface and the proper technical infrastructure… Read more »

Replicating Speech With Natural Language Processing

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is helping to create software that allows improved interactions between computers and understanding human language. In short, it’s reshaping human-to-machine communications by powering speech to text services and apps like Siri, Google Talk and Cortana. To help understand the remarkable advancements of NLP and the related challenges to developing the technology,Read… Read more »

Technology Policy: Are We Ready to Effectively Regulate?

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working on blog series related to technology policy and tech trends in government. The hope is that throughout this series I can identify the challenges, opportunities and current trends that are reshaping technology policy. Send any ideas to [email protected] Here’s post one. Sometimes I wonder about the future. How willRead… Read more »

How IBM’s Watson is Informing Cancer Treatments

Nearly every industry is looking for new ways to capitalize on data. From transportation to public safety, the public sector is working to embed data into their decision-making process. This is especially true in the healthcare sector. As the medical community continues to create more and more data, there is now an unprecedented opportunity toRead… Read more »

ICYMI: Looking Back at 2014

Looking back at year’s end, what themes pop out from the various blog posts written over the past year? What’s worth revisiting in 2015? Here’s a list at this link: http://bit.ly/1rveQzm (I haven’t figured out how to cut-and-paste text into GovLoop blogs without losing hotlinks, and since this is just a list of hotlinks, I’mRead… Read more »

Intelligence Analysis Methods in Scientific Literature

Intelligence analysis methods in scientific literature In a case study I recently completed I had the welcome opportunity to explore in more detail an interesting phenomenon in scientific publications: selective presentation of study results to scientific audience. The example below illustrates publication bias and multiple publication bias at its “best”. Whilst I do not underestimateRead… Read more »

Learn the Latest in Big Data Technology

On Tuesday, December 9, leaders from industry, government and academia are joining together to discuss the latest developments with big data technologies, usage and analytics Cloudera and Carahsoft will sponsor the Tidewater Big Data Event, which will include presentations, lightning talks and demonstrations from big data experts. The event will take place from 8:30-4 atRead… Read more »

6 Steps to Get Started With Big Data

Since the founding of our nation, government has been in the business of data collection. Starting in 1790 with our first census, all the way to today’s developments of hiring chief data officers (CDO), data has been essential to America becoming a leader in the global economy. A recent report by the Department of CommerceRead… Read more »

Why Isn’t Performance Information Being Used?

Champions of performance management in government are confounded. After decades of trying to integrate the use of performance information into agency decision-making, it still isn’t happening on as broad a scale as once hoped. The initial premise twenty years ago was that if performance information was made readily available, it would be used by agencyRead… Read more »

Connected Government – Why it Matters & What You Can Do

Government leaders at all levels of government strive to deliver excellent, citizen-centric service to their constituents – on a budget. In addition to tight resources, they must continually adjust to rising citizen expectations. Nowadays, citizens want to interact with government just like they do with any other organization- on the go and most likely, onRead… Read more »