Topic "Public Sector / Government"

Rein in Improper Government Payments With Data Management

Improper payments have been a growing challenge for government entities as they work to support citizens in times of crisis. In 2019, over $175 billion in improper payments were issued by the Federal Government. That’s a 15% increase from 2018. Underlying factors around improper payments are not always due to fraud—inaccurate citizen data, coding errors,... more

Data is King for State and Municipal Government Crisis Response

State and municipal governments are struggling with a data deluge now more than ever. As they grapple with the multitude of data sources now available to draw from to successfully manage the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, they are discovering large gaps in their ability to holistically leverage this data for their desired outcomes. Using spreadsheets and... more

Modern Soldiers: Balancing Experience-Centric and Data-Driven Decision Making

From adolescence to adulthood, the ability to make sound decisions is one of the hardest milestones to achieve. We’re faced with decisions every day—everything from what we wear in the morning to the type of breakfast we choose to eat. In research at MIT on the cost-benefit conflict—which involves choosing between options that have both... more

The Rise of Chief Data Officers in the Federal Government

With the US Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) recent release of the Federal Data Strategy 2020 Year One Action Plan, there is now unprecedented opportunity in the coming decade to fundamentally change—for the better—the Federal Government’s approach to leveraging data as a strategic asset. The Action Plan, coupled with the 2019 OPEN Government Data... more

Avoiding the Toothless Tiger Syndrome with the Federal Data Strategy

While engaging with multiple US Government agencies at our recent Informatica World Tour in Washington, DC, two things were made abundantly clear; data leaders have come a long way in beginning to leverage data as a strategic asset, but many also have a long way to go and face several strategic barriers which I’ll discuss.... more

Public Sector and the Impact of GDPR

From May 2018, the new EU General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) will require all Public Sector organisations to more effectively understand how they manage data on their citizens, contractors and staff. What does GDPR mean for Public Sector agencies? GDPR will introduce a new set of requirements on agencies around managing the privacy of data... more