Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:22
Submitted by rthomas on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:25
What are some of the critical transportation challenges facing the U.S.?
How is RITA forging Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for the 21st Century?
What is IntelliDrive?
How does RITA use statistics and analysis in its efforts to improvement transportation systems?
Submitted by rthomas on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:00
Decisions based on bad information can lead to poor results and be quite costly to organizations. This may culminate in the squandering of opportunities, taking on unnecessary risk, misallocating resources, and ultimately not achieving strategic goals or objectives. At a time of shrinking budgets and increasing expectations to do more with less, making better decisions based on informed judgment has taken on even more significance for both private sector and government organizations.
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:04
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:14
FEMA’s Resilience Reset. RouteFifty reports: “State and local governments should own the disaster recovery process by creating integrated, outcome-based mitigation plans like Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s administrator said Thursday at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill.”
Submitted by rgordon on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 09:44
Professor Ho conducted a survey and phone interviews with city officials responsible for Big Data initiatives. Based on his research, the report presents a framework for Big Data initiatives which consists of two major cycles: the data cycle and the decision-making cycle. Each cycle is described in the report.
Submitted by rgordon on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 15:08
Information technology has made possible the availability of real-time data and the tools to display that data, such as dashboards, scorecards, and heat maps. This has boosted the use of data and evidence by government decision makers in meeting their agency and program missions. But what about the use of performance metrics by agency chief information officers themselves?
Submitted by rgordon on Thu, 04/09/2015 - 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.
Submitted by rgordon on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 09:58
Submitted by rgordon on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:58
Incident reporting systems are an integral part of many agencies’ operations. For example, the Veterans Health Administration collects data on incidences of errors made during surgeries, the Food Safety and Inspection Service collects data on incidences of errors in meat inspection plants, and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration collects data on incidences of workplace injuries.