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

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - 9:49
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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 - 10:06
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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 - 11:04
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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 - 9:38
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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 - 9:55
Conversations on Using Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes
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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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Making Data Real – Lessons From and For Federal Leaders

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 - 12:18
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:56
In a panel discussion (watch the video) led by the Partnership’s Judy England-Joseph, three government leaders detailed the lessons learned from their experience that can help other agencies in the sound use of analytics to make decisions.  Specifically:

Weekly Round-up: September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26th, 2014 - 14:29
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 13:57
John Kamensky Much, Much Better Buying Power.  According to Jared Surbu, Federal News Radio, “The Defense Department unveiled the latest version of its Better Buying Power initiative Friday [September 19], shifting the acquisition improvement spotlight this time onto the need to drive more advanced technologies into the products DoD buys.”

Using Data Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 - 14:43
Welcome to our latest Data to Decisions project, a series of podcast interviews with federal leaders on how they are using data analytics to prevent and counter tax fraud, improve training, respond to emergencies, protect investors, keep our food supply safe, and more.
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Weekly Round-up: September 19, 2014

Friday, September 19th, 2014 - 10:12
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Conversations on Big Data

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 - 13:49
Welcome to Conversations on Big Data, a series of podcast interviews with federal leaders on how they are using data analytics to prevent and counter tax fraud, improve training, respond to emergencies, protect investors, keep our food supply safe and more. 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.