Posts Tagged: analytics

5 Questions to Ask Departing Federal Employees

Last week, I explored how federal agencies can use HR data to build predictive models to evaluate and reduce costly employee turnover. An article published in Business Insider this month described how HR software company Workday built an app to help employers do just that. Workday claims its software can not only predict who isRead… Read more »

IoE: Big Data Is The Air We Breathe

Technology is, literally, the air we live and breathe. Data is now collected in every interaction, from traffic monitoring, to your water bill, to your sleep patterns, to your preferences at the grocery store. But what does this mean for government efficiency? All of this newly collectible big data provides the opportunity for government toRead… Read more »

The Tech Loop: Cannon Ball!

The Tech Loop is a weekly compilation of the latest happenings in government technology gathered from around the web. This week’s topics include cloud, IoT, cybersecurity, and big data  & analytics. Cloud My understanding is a little foggy. Having trouble separating cloud fact from fiction? This resource should help. Lack of understanding may be aRead… Read more »

The Tech Loop: Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger.

The Tech Loop is a weekly compilation of the latest happenings in government technology gathered from around the web. This week’s topics include big data & analytics, cybersecurity, GIS, cloud, and IoT. Big Data & Analytics Oops, NIST did it again. Except in a good way. Following the wide and growing use of the NationalRead… Read more »

The Tech Loop: Fast & Furiously Data-Driven

The Tech Loop is a weekly compilation of the latest happenings in government technology gathered from around the web. This week’s topics include cybersecurity, big data & analytics, and cloud. Cybersecurity Sound the alarm! Or “pound the alarm,” as Nicki Minaj would say. In an executive order signed this week, President Obama declared foreign cyberthreatsRead… Read more »

New Jersey’s 100 Data Fellows

If evidence-based decision-making is all the rage in government these days, how do agencies develop the skills to conduct such analyses? And how do agencies create a culture to support this management approach so it isn’t just another flavor-of-the-month fad? New Jersey’s child welfare system may have cracked the code. A new report for theRead… Read more »

Just How Popular Are .Gov Websites? Very, Very Popular

The world can now peek under the dashboard of U.S. government websites—an analytics dashboard, that is. A new site, analytics.usa.gov, shows a live, aggregate view of the Google Analytics data for many federal government websites. The site also links to the open source datasets that run behind the analytics dashboard, should you be in a tinkering mood. The most impressiveRead… Read more »

With the Right Tools, Could You Be a Data Scientist?

The concept of big data is far from new — but it seems to be an especially hot topic lately. Why that is, and how your agency can find the best tools to utilize your data, was the focus of several sponsor presentations at GovLoop’s latest event, The Big Data Playbook training. Tariq Islam of Oracle focusedRead… Read more »

The Tech Loop: Big Data and March Madness

The Tech Loop is a weekly compilation of the latest happenings in government technology gathered from around the web. This week’s topics include cloud, IoT, cybersecurity, and big data. Cloud 3, 2, 1. Cloud liftoff. It’s been a little over four years since then-federal CIO Vivek Kundra announced a cloud-first policy as part of theRead… Read more »

Space: The Next Data Frontier

The following is a case study from our recent guide: The Big Data Playbook for Government. On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American to enter space. Shepard instantly became a household name, along with the federal agency that sent him there: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Riding NASA’s Freedom 7Read… Read more »