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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

Tags: Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , USPS , USPSOIG , performance evaluation , technology , big data , Bryan Jones

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 10:17pm EDT
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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.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , IBM Center for the Business of Government , technology , best practices , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 06:11pm EDT
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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

Tags: technology , acquisition , Gino Magnifico , Army , Army Contracting Command , Business intelligence , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 08:32pm EDT
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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.

Tags: Stephen Sossei , Federal Drive , SNAP , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 11:09am EDT
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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.

Tags: Association of Government Accountants , Steven Sossei , Federal Drive , technology ,

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 09:47am EDT
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Predictive analytics can help agencies stem overpayments

Today's show focuses on a company that applies predictive analytics to saving agencies money on overpayments. Bill Lochtern, a director at Information Builders, gives a description of how his company has offered assistance to federal agencies to help reduce overpayments.

Tags: Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , Information Builders , technology , improper payments , Bill Lochtern

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 01:55pm EST
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GAO: Medicare data tools have hit snags

The Government Accountability Office took a look at CMS' data analysis and Valerie Melvin, director of information management and technology resources issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the watchdog agency's latest report.

Tags: In Depth , GAO , Valerie Melvin , CMS ,

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 07:28pm EST
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'Moneyball' strategy works for feds?

Agencies have tons of data but don't always use it wisely. A new report examines how a few agencies are analyzing statistics to reach their goals. The Partnership for Public Service and IBM suggest in their report agencies try the 2002 Oakland A's approach to using statistics to build a winning team.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , IBM , management , performance management , data , HHS , CMS , HUD , Shelley Metzenbaum , Emily Kopp , David Zlowe , OMB

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:33am EST
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Analysis: Data analytics to drive agency efficiency

Brad Eskind is a principal and federal technology and analytics leader with Deloitte Consulting.

Tags: Brad Eskind , Deloitte , technology , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 08:08am EST
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Analytics helps agencies turn data into decisions

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and IBM's Public Sector Business Analytics and Optimization Practice points to the importance of analytics in measuring agency performance. But the report emphasizes that data collection is only the first step in turning facts and figures into usable information.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , IBM , management , best practices , GPRA , FAA , CMS , SSA , HUD , VA , John Palguta , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 07:00am EST
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