Today’s interview is with Don Anderson, assistant director for Analysis, Unites States Air Force. Anderson’s team of 27 takes a look at mountains of data and tries to make business decisions based on facts, not assumptions.
Back in September he gave a presentation titled, “Driving Fuel Efficiency on Air Force Aircraft.” Normally this kind of a presentation would put people to sleep. Not true with Don Anderson.
During the interview, he reprises his superb command of fuel consumption patterns. He used a data visualization product called Tableau Software to help understand complex fuel consumption patterns. He work shows gaps in Air Force strategy, saves money, aids in planning, and (unbelievably) saves lives!
His ability has not gone unrecognized. He has been named the Civilian Analyst of the year in 2014 as well as receiving the Air Force Chief of Staff Excellence Award.