government

10月 092017
 

Every day 91 Americans die from opioid abuse, every nine seconds a student drops out of high school and every 47 seconds a child is confirmed to be abused or neglected. These are sobering statistics that show the challenge our government leaders face to help those in need. While there [...]

Inspirational, emotional government leadership event focuses on challenges, solutions was published on SAS Voices by Paula Henderson

9月 152017
 

The intelligence community needs to revamp its approach to analytics -- and that means creating an analytics strategy that will change the status quo. The challenges facing analysts are consistent throughout the strategic, operational and tactical levels of intelligence operations. The intelligence cycle (see diagram below) is a great teaching [...]

Embracing analytics: A path forward for the intelligence community was published on SAS Voices by Mary Beth Ainsworth

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

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

6月 262017
 

The role of analytics in combating terrorism Earlier this spring, I found myself walking through a quiet and peaceful grove of spruce trees south of the small hamlet of Foy outside of Bastogne, Belgium.  On travel in Europe, I happened to have some extra time before heading to London.  I [...]

The analytics of evil was published on SAS Voices by Steve Bennett

6月 262017
 

The role of analytics in combating terrorism Earlier this spring, I found myself walking through a quiet and peaceful grove of spruce trees south of the small hamlet of Foy outside of Bastogne, Belgium.  On travel in Europe, I happened to have some extra time before heading to London.  I [...]

The analytics of evil was published on SAS Voices by Steve Bennett

3月 312017
 

The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal agency known for bringing wanted fugitives to justice. Often, the Marshals Service gets attention for these arrests, but once the publicity has died down they face a basic challenge --- where to put the individuals in their custody. The agency uses data to [...]

U.S. Marshals Service use analytics to save more than $200 million was published on SAS Voices by Steve Bennett

2月 032017
 

It was just a few years ago that the idea of an Internet of Things (IoT) seemed far off, something out of a science-fiction movie. After all, why would a vehicle need to talk to the road?  Why would our utility meters need to talk to the central office? The […]

How can the Internet of Things help government agencies? was published on SAS Voices.

1月 182017
 

Improving citizen happiness is an important goal for many, if not all, governments.  But what is happiness really?  Can it be objectively measured?  Can we discover the key factors that best correlate with happiness?  And ultimately, can governments implement policies and programs that maximize happiness? Is maximum happiness nothing more than […]

Can you measure and optimize happiness? was published on SAS Voices.

11月 102016
 

The Data For Good initiative is all about using data and analytics to improve the lives of citizens around the world – however most people wouldn’t immediately think about tax collection as a humanitarian effort. But that’s exactly how Courtney Kay-Decker, Executive Director of the Iowa Department of Revenue sees […]

Fighting tax fraud at the Iowa Department of Revenue was published on SAS Voices.