Federal agencies are starting to recognize the endless possibilities that big data can provide – improved health care and education; prevention of crime and cyberattacks; detection of fraud, waste and abuse; and better and safer transportation services. However, the rise of big data has led to big projects, big bucks and big challenges as agencies… Read more »
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In this example, big data was not required. In fact, just a comparatively little amount of data, properly analyzed and presented to non-technical organizational leaders, can lead to big improvements. The lesson – don’t blindly accept or ask for more data.
Every year, more merchandise flows across national borders. In the fiscal year of 2012 alone, $2.38 trillion in US-focused imports took place, representing a five percent increase over the previous year – a figure that is only magnified in the global landscape. Yet traditional customs activities and resources remain cumbersome, and success brings alongside itRead… Read more »
This interview is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, What the Internet of Things Means for the Public Sector, which explores insights and best practices into how government is using automated machine-to-machine transactions and implementing IoT in the public sector. As organizations connect more devices, they produce more data. This isn’t an earth-shattering revelation. In fact, that’s theRead… Read more »
Follow me on Twitter (@OliverClarkMe) for on-site coverage including blog recaps, live-tweeting from sessions, pictures and more! Threats to societies and organizations have never been more numerous or intense. From fraud and cybercrime, criminal and terrorist threats to weather related disasters and infrastructure emergencies, communities, corporations and countries must prepare for threats, accelerate responses andRead… Read more »
Astounding. Amazing. Eye-opening. These are the kind of words that David Kushner, Director of Big Data Analytics and Cyber Practice at ViON, used to describe the current state of the world of analytics at GovLoop’s recent data analytics event. “A new world of possibilities is being opened for us,” he stated. “Today is a very exciting time.” According toRead… Read more »
In the Next Generation of Government Training Summit session, “Analyzing Data to Make Better Decisions,” Kirsten Dalboe, MGMT Cube Program Manager at DHS, and Gray Brooks, Senior API Strategist at GSA, shared their successes with using data to improve performance and efficiency. Kirsten was the “data scientist” behind the DHS Management Cube, which integrates financial,Read… Read more »
Moving people analytics beyond dashboards to an interactive exchange and collaboration of data and information helps the entire organization evolve and, finally, truly embrace analytics.
Can we shift the conversation in Washington from “waste, fraud, and abuse” to “what works and let’s fund it, instead?” Recently, I attended a Senate hearing on wasteful spending in the federal government. Some of the witnesses pointed to examples such as the legislative requirement that the Defense Department ship coal to Germany to heatRead… Read more »
A national conversation is continuing to brew over whether Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills should be emphasized in schools and universities over humanities and liberal arts education. Several recent studies have found that the perceived higher marketplace value of STEM skills has led to a drop in the percentage of students pursuing humanitiesRead… Read more »