Making Data Real – Lessons From and For Federal Leaders

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Earlier this fall, we co-hosted an event with the Partnership for Public Service that featured three federal executives leading innovative analytic efforts in their agencies. Over the last few weeks, we extended the conversation by blogging on seven government executives who successfully implemented analytics initiatives in their agencies. They shared their insights on ways to be successful, and hurdles to be mindful of, when beginning an analytics initiative.

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Seth Diamond
Commissioner
New York City Department of Homeless Services

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Reform of the Federal IT Budget - Increasing Strategy, Decreasing Complexity
The federal budget process is an exercise in time travel. At any given moment, agency budget and program managers may live in as many as three years at the...

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Weekly Round-up: September 19, 2014
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