For some agencies, it isn’t so much that the desire to make data-driven decisions is lacking, the issue is they don’t have the necessary capabilities to fully support those efforts.
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Government and industry leaders must be cognizant of the prevalence of decision-making heuristics and the potential downside of relying on them.
While the data revolution can seem at odds with the pace of physical infrastructure development and the need for careful planning and consistency, the use of data can move the needle in transportation departments in beneficial ways.
In the early 2000s, the manager of the Oakland Athletics began using players’ performance data to build a better baseball team. Chris Curry, Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the GAO, believes that the government should do the same. His GAO report, titled “Federal Emergency Management Agency: Additional Planning and Data Collection CouldRead… Read more »