Three Key Ingredients to Build an Investigative Analytics Unit

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 - 10:20
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:55
The Recovery, Accountability, and Transparency Board (fondly known as RAT) was originally created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to provide transparency of ARRA-related funds and detect and prevent fraud, waste, and mismanagement of those funds. Later the RAT Board's authority was expanded to include oversight of all federal funding.

Weekly Round-up: November 14, 2014

Friday, November 14th, 2014 - 15:07
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 14:38
John Kamensky  

Using Big Data Analytics to Effectively Oversee Financial Markets — The Three Essential Ingredients.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 - 11:27
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:12
The (SEC) protects investors, maintains fair and orderly markets, and facilitates capital formation.  It is organized into five divisions, one of which is the Enforcement Division, where Ms. Walsh’s Center is housed.   Ms. Walsh  says , “the Enforcement Division’s mission is to pursue violations of securities laws and to try to get meaningful remedies, with significant deterrent value.  So identify, pursue, and prevent violations of the securities laws.”

Weekly Round-up: November 7, 2014

Friday, November 7th, 2014 - 13:23
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 13:05
John Kamensky

Gerald Ray, Social Security Administration: Conversations on Using Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 - 10:58
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:53
How do you measure and improve the performance of a group of people who see themselves as experts at what they do?  This is the challenge that faced Gerald Ray, who set out to improve the performance of the Social Security Administration’s 1,500 administrative law judges in order to speed their decision-making process and improve the accuracy of their decisions.  He set out to do this using analytic tools and targeted training sessions.

Dean Silverman, IRS: Conversations on Using Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - 8:49
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 09:44
Mr. Silverman joined the IRS in 2011 to build an advanced analytics program.  The primary objectives for his analytics program are to reduce fraud and improper payments. His focus has been reducing Identity Theft and fraud in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program; reducing the tax gap (the difference between what is due from taxpayers and what is actually collected); and to identify improvements to core compliance challenges. Mr. Silverman offers the following lessons when using analytics:

Malcolm Bertoni, FDA: Conversations on Using Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - 9:06
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 13:59
In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) faced a mountain of criticism. It was thought that the public health safety precautions built into its drug evaluation procedures in reaction to the Thalidomide tragedy two decades earlier were responsible for delaying consumers’ access to vital new drug therapies. Particularly in light of the growing activism around fighting AIDS, critics argued that the FDA procedures were born out of disaster and therefore extremely overcautious.

Lisa Danzig, OMB: Conversations on Using Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - 10:04
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:20
Previous to her experience with OMB, Ms. Danzig worked with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and helped develop and lead its acclaimed HUDStat program. Prior to that, she led strategic planning for New York City’s housing programs. She has an MBA and is a former community organizer.  She shares her four top tips on creating and using analytics, based on her combined experiences on data and analytics.  They include:

Making Data Real – Weekly Insights

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - 8:38
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 09:35
Brian Murrow, an expert on strategy and analytics at IBM, participated in interviews conducted by the Partnership for Public Service as they prepared a series of podcast conversations with pioneers in the use of analytics in the federal government.

Featured Analytics Interview: Lisa Danzig, Associate Director for Personnel and Performance, OMB

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 - 8:55
Conversations on Using Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes
Between 2011 and 2013, the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for The Business of Government collaborated on three reports on using data to improve decision-making.
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