data for good

12月 052017
 

A steady drumbeat of news coverage makes one thing clear: Opioid abuse is rising and has reached epidemic levels throughout our country. Overdoses from the diversion and abuse of prescription opioids are one cause of the surge in deaths. Overdoses from heroin and other illicit synthetic opioids (such as heroin, [...]

How law enforcement can use analytics to combat the opioid epidemic was published on SAS Voices by David Kennedy

12月 052017
 

A steady drumbeat of news coverage makes one thing clear: Opioid abuse is rising and has reached epidemic levels throughout our country. Overdoses from the diversion and abuse of prescription opioids are one cause of the surge in deaths. Overdoses from heroin and other illicit synthetic opioids (such as heroin, [...]

How law enforcement can use analytics to combat the opioid epidemic was published on SAS Voices by David Kennedy

9月 132017
 

The government has an unfathomable amount of data -- and it grows more and more each year. This puts agencies in a unique and important position to use that data for the public good. Whether it be improving government operations, solving some of the nation’s biggest challenges or empowering citizens [...]

Using government data for good: Hear leaders share analytics stories was published on SAS Voices by Trent Smith

8月 102017
 

The State of Illinois faces an unprecedented budget crisis, with more than $15 billion in unpaid bills. While experts will argue over the exact causes of states' financial struggles, many are pointing to the problem of state leaders avoiding long-term budgetary problems for short-term fixes. Illinois is not alone in [...]

Battling the government budget crisis with analytics was published on SAS Voices by Trent Smith

8月 012017
 

Did you pay your taxes? From stiff penalties to even jail time, the federal government provides plenty of incentive for citizens to pay, but each year nearly one in five Americans do not pay on time. This leads to a more than $450 billion gap in unpaid taxes, creating a [...]

Where the federal government can find $450 billion was published on SAS Voices by Marie Lowman

7月 262017
 

Too much to do and not enough time to do it. That's a common refrain in government, but an important one because of the critical role government plays in the lives of so many. In a new book from SAS, A Practical Guide to Analytics for Governments: Using Big Data [...]

SAS guidebook empowers government agencies to use analytics for good was published on SAS Voices by Marie Lowman

5月 262017
 

Thanks to 100 dedicated volunteers who spent their entire weekend digging into data at North Carolina’s first-ever DataDive: The Anti-Defamation League was able to cite the new approaches it was taking to analyzing hate crime data when its CEO testified before the US Senate in early May. Counter Tools, a [...]

Using data for good: Volunteers dive into data was published on SAS Voices by Kim Darnofall

5月 252017
 

Around the world, animals continue to be added to the endangered species list. Thankfully, there are organizations like WildTrack, a nonprofit organization using non-invasive techniques to monitor endangered species. With the help of SAS® technology, WildTrack can use its collection of data to preserve endangered species and improve conservation efforts. [...]

SAS and WildTrack protect endangered species, one footprint at a time was published on SAS Voices by Shannon Heath

4月 072017
 

“This conference has been one of my best because I’ve learned about GatherIQ, a social, good cause initiative that’s made me think about the bigger picture, and how I can help people who need help,” said a SAS Global Forum attendee who heard about SAS’ new data-for-good crowdsourcing app at [...]

Using data for good with GatherIQ was published on SAS Voices by Becky Graebe

4月 072017
 

“This conference has been one of my best because I’ve learned about GatherIQ, a social, good cause initiative that’s made me think about the bigger picture, and how I can help people who need help,” said a SAS Global Forum attendee who heard about SAS’ new data-for-good crowdsourcing app at [...]

Using data for good with GatherIQ was published on SAS Voices by Becky Graebe