data analytics

  • CDC uses online data to spread info like the plague

    Sharing health information is getting easier thanks to a new CDC toolkit. We get details from program director Amy Burnett.

  • Data analytics help agencies spot problems, trends in operations

    A forthcoming report by the Association of Government Accountants outlines how federal agencies can best use data analytics to spot trends, problems in operations or evidence of fraud.

  • Agency leadership needed to support data analytics adoption, expert says

    Stephen Sossei, a consultant with the Association for Government Accountants spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about a recent AGA report on how well agencies were implementing data analytics.

  • Army Contracting Command easing burden on contracting officers

    Gino Magnifico, the ACC’s chief information officer, said his component is helping to lead an Armywide effort to develop a new contract writing system. It’s not just a technology refresh, however. It’s about improving the business processes. September 6, 2012

  • Tips for creating a data-driven workplace

    A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for the Business of Government says data analytics could transform federal management much the way the proliferation of smartphones and mobile technology has reshaped society at large. But that will require a full-scale culture change at agencies, with both managers and rank-and-file employees willing to sign on.

  • New data analytics tool gives Postal Service IG head start on cases

    Bryan Jones, the director of the Counter Measures and Performance Evaluation (CAPE) team in the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General, said the development of a dashboard to help investigators visualize data more easily helped overcome initial resistance to these kinds of tools. March 28, 2013

  • CFOs relying more on data, managing risk to find budget efficiencies

    A new Federal News Radio survey finds agency financial managers have moved up to the next level and are using information and performance metrics to inform their decision making. Respondents say they are finding ways to use data to find efficiencies. Workforce training, retaining and hiring are among their top priorities. The survey is part of Federal News Radio’s special report, Rise of the Money People.

  • Bureau of Fiscal Service primes network for influx of new customers

    Kim McCoy, the bureau’s chief information officer, said she’s looking at how best to pre-position resources to get new agency financial management customers on board more quickly. April 11, 2013

  • Data analytics improving CFOs’ lines of sight for program execution

    Federal chief financial officers have more foresight, insight and hindsight than ever before to make better decisions. But just as important as having these wide-ranging sight lines is how they are being translated down to the program level. Experts say agencies are slowly heading down the path of using data to make better decisions.

  • Sequestration’s impact on contractors by-the-numbers

    Federal News Radio partnered with Govini, a government market research firm, to examine how sequestration has impacted the number of contracts being awarded, delayed, and cancelled by the government. View our data.