Removing the Obstacles to Being an Insight-Driven Government Agency

Is data the new bacon? The world’s most valuable resource? That fuel that powers the digital enterprise?

The most successful companies in the world – Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, etc. – use data to drive business strategies. Being insight-driven isn’t just the domain of consumer tech. Government agencies rely on data to make informed and quick decision making, enhance productivity, improve transparency and build trust with citizens, eliminate fraud and abuse, reduce crime and security threats, and more.

Analysis: Federal Data Strategy Action Plan

The summer of 2019 is off to a great start for data professionals seeking to make valuable contributions working in the federal public sector.  After several solicitations for public comments over the last year, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has at last issued the final draft of the Federal Data Strategy. The Federal Data Strategy by design is intended to help the government accelerate the use of data to drive and deliver mission objectives.

DoD Employees Cite Major Challenges to Data-Driven Insights

A survey of Department of Defense employees commissioned by DLT partner, Veritas, and conducted by Federal Computer Week found that 46% of respondents agree that data drives all or most of their decisions (58%), yet only 13% would rate their data management capabilities as “Excellent” while 60% rate them as “Satisfactory” or “Poor”.

Challenges Across Each Stage of Data Life Cycle

[Event] Federal Data Strategy & Management Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to provide senior-level executives with a framework and set of actionable steps to understand and assess the data maturity of their organization. By leveraging the Federal Government Data Maturity Model (FGDMM), attendees will engage in "hands-on" exercises to articulate a data strategy and roadmap for their agency.

At this workshop, you will hear from a number of industry leaders as they share their experiences with Data Strategy and Management, including:

Providing Deeper Database Insights for the Federal IT Manager

The database is at the heart of every application; when applications are having performance issues, there’s a good chance the database is somehow involved. The greater the depth of insight a federal IT pro has into its performance, the more opportunity to enhance application performance. Every federal IT pro collects (or, should collect) database performance information. Yet, there is a dramatic difference between simply collecting data and correlating and analyzing that data to get actionable results.

From “If Only” to “What If”— Get Timely and Actionable Insights from Your Log Data

Public sector organizations generate huge volumes of log data each day from servers, virtualization infrastructure, databases, security systems, applications, and more. And, according to IDC, unstructured data is growing at an annual compound rate of 60%. But due to its unstructured nature, that data, often called machine data, is much harder to analyze than structured data.

Data Innovations in Healthcare: Sometimes Two Steps Forward Requires One Step Back

Technological innovations in the storage and computing capacity in the world of data has moved exponentially – especially in the healthcare space.  One of the most dramatic use cases is in the field of genomics.  As Andrea Norris, the CIO for NIH mentioned at a public sector Healthcare Summit on IT Modernization last week, technology has greatly increased the speed and lowered the costs associated with gene sequencing.  Originally, when the human genome project completed the task, it took around 13 years with funding around 2.1 billion dollars (the project was from 1990–2003)