data analytics

  • Mastering the big three: agile, mobile & data analytics

    Segue Technologies President Brian Callahan joins host John Gilroy to discuss how his company can help federal agencies with agile software development, data analytics, and mobile applications. March 22, 2016

  • Faster, modernized IT infrastructure boosts HRSA’s customer service efforts

    Adriane Burton, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s chief information officer, said she is using data analytics tools to better understand the agency’s business needs.

  • Sriram Vishwanath: Predictive analytics can benefit health care

    Anticipating what procedures and medicines work and don’t work before illness or injury treatment starts can save lives. It can also reduce pain and suffering and lower the cost of health care. Sriram Vishwanath is a professor at the University of Texas, Austin in the Cockrell School of Engineering and co-founder and CEO of Accordion Health. He tells Federal News Radio’s Lauren Larson on Federal Drive with Tom Temin how health care providers are beginning to understand all of the benefits predictive analytics can bring.

  • Justin Brown: Data analytics can help agencies prioritize budget requests

    The Office of Management and Budget requires agencies now to use data to make decisions about how they spend money and prioritize budget requests. The tools for making those decisions are getting easier and faster for agencies to use. Justin Brown, an IT engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss some of the data analytic solutions he’s using and what kind results they yield.

  • Continuous evaluation, social media remain sticking points for insider threat policy

    Some agencies are further along in implementing insider threat programs than others, said Patricia Larsen, co-director of the National Insider Threat Task Force. Progress is slower at some civilian agencies, while programs within the intelligence community are more advanced.

  • Access to data remains hot button issue for IGs, survey finds

    The Association of Government Accountants’ third annual survey of federal IGs found auditors say they get support from their agencies, but there’s a growing concern about obtaining all the information they need for investigations.

  • Tim McManus: Better use of your agency’s data can speed up recruiting process

    Recruiting new talent at the National Cemetery Administration is getting faster now because the agency has focused on streamlining its hiring process. NCA is using data analytics to help it hire the right people quickly. 80 percent of NCA’s recruitment gets done in about 60 days. Dissatisfaction with traditional outlets like USAJobs.gov means some agencies often look for other approaches to the hiring process. Tim McManus is vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. He tells In Depth guest host Jared Serbu that other agencies can learn from these best practices — mainly by making better use of data.

  • FEMA kicks off IT modernization effort with security, resiliency review

    Adrian Gardner, FEMA’s chief information officer, said he spent the last nine months looking at the agency’s IT networks and systems to figure out their weaknesses and strengths. He said he plans on a three-stage approach to bring FEMA’s technology into the 21st century.

  • GAO: Not too early to track DATA Act progress

    The Government Accountability Office is taking an early interest in how the White House and Treasury Department draft government-wide financial data standards, due out next summer. A lot is riding on those standards, says Comptroller General Gene Dodaro.

  • FEMA kicks off IT modernization effort with security, resiliency review

    Adrian Gardner, FEMA’s chief information officer, said he spent the last nine months looking at the agency’s IT networks and systems to figure out their weaknesses and strengths. He said he plans on a three-stage approach to bring FEMA’s technology into the 21st century.