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New Jerseys Manage By Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 - 12:09
Over the last decade, a major trend in government management has involved the increased use of data by government executives. The “data” movement has many names. In Robert Behn’new book, The PerformanceStat Potential, “PerformanceStat” refers to the many “Stat” programs initiated after the New York City Police Department successfully launched CompStat in the 1990s. Others use the term “analytics” to capture the use of data.

Five Myths and Five Ways to Create an Analytics Culture

Monday, March 16th, 2015 - 0:00
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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 17:01
Introduction

Five Examples of How Federal Agencies Use Big Data

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 - 1:00
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 17:13
This blog entry provides examples of how federal agencies and other levels of government are developing and applying big data strategies in the areas of fraud detection, financial market analysis, health related research, government oversight, education, criminology, environmental protection, and energy exploration. Introduction

Challenges in Adopting a Big Data Strategy (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 - 1:00
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 17:17
Introduction This entry is the third in a series of blog posts in which I discuss research designed to address the challenges that the government faces in regards to big data. In the first blog post in this series, I described why data should be defined as "big" based on complexity of the data, not volume alone.

Challenges in Adopting a Big Data Strategy (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 - 1:00
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 17:21
Introduction This entry is the second in a series of blog posts discussing issues that the government faces with implementing big data. In the first blog post in this series, I described why data should be defined as "big" based on complexity of the data, not volume alone.

Big Data: It’s About Complexity, Not Size

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 - 13:52
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 14:29
Lieutenant Colonel Josh Helms is a data analyst in the Army serving as a Research Fellow in the Army's Training With Industry program, through which he works with IBM for one year before returning to the Army.

Josh Helms

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 - 15:46
Lieutenant Colonel Josh Helms is a data analyst in the Army serving as a Research Fellow in the Army's Training With Industry program, through which he works with IBM for one year before returning to the Army. His research fellowship is intended to help him learn how industry analyzes big data and communicates strategic insights to senior leaders to take this knowledge base back to the Army.   

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.

Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 12:39
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In 1829, an Italian geographer and French statistician designed the first maps that visualized crime data. The maps included three years of property crime data as well as education information obtained from France’s census. The maps revealed a positive correlation between these two layers of information; areas with higher levels of education experienced a higher incidence of property crimes.

Realizing the Promise of Big Data

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - 16:17
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Professor Desouza provides a clear and useful introduction to the concept of big data, which is receiving increasing attention as a term but also lacks a commonly understood definition. In describing big data, Desouza writes, “Big data is an evolving concept that refers to the growth of data and how it is used to optimize business processes, create customer value, and mitigate risks.” Desouza also describes the differences in the use of big data in the public and private sectors.
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