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Posted by on Sep 16, 2020

The Joy of Data-Driven Decision-Making

The Joy of Data-Driven Decision-Making

The boss calls you into her office. She’s asking for your opinion, your gifted insight. What do you do? Although it may not be your first response, a quick read of A Step-by-Step Guide to Data-Driven Decision Making for Federal Employees by Cindi Johnson would be worth your while. Gifted insight is not born of […]

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Posted by on Jun 23, 2020

Data Snapshot: Interactive Tools at Census.gov

Data Snapshot: Interactive Tools at Census.gov

In the Data Snapshot series, we will provide snapshots of ways that federal government agencies use data to achieve their missions. In this snapshot, we are showcasing the amazing results of data-focused initiatives at the US Census Bureau. Mission ObjectiveThe Census Bureau uses information to gauge local and national development and determine the tools and […]

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2020

Just How Important is Data Quality?

Just How Important is Data Quality?

With the increasing push for IT modernization, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud platforms, and robotic process automation (RPA), we might want to step back and take a look at the aspect of quality in this new reality. Is the data these processes were built upon reliable? Do the results we see demonstrate significant progress? Of course, […]

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Posted by on Dec 17, 2019

The GAO Technology Assessment Design Handbook Meets Data Visualization

The GAO Technology Assessment Design Handbook Meets Data Visualization

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) considers its technology assessment (TA) to be an essential component of the assistance it provides to Congress. The Technology Assessment Design Handbook, released in December 2019, describes the process of developing a technology assessment, selection approaches, and implementation challenges. The TA Design Handbook also addresses ways technology can be used […]

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Posted by on Oct 1, 2019

10 Tips to Perfect Your Presentation Skills

10 Tips to Perfect Your Presentation Skills

Is giving presentations the part of your job that you dread? Not to worry, we have provided some practical tips that you can immediately put into action. With the amount of emphasis placed on sharing and utilizing data in the President’s Management Agenda, the demand for data analysis-focused presentations is likely to expand. Try applying these tips to perfect your presentation skills.

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Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

Data  Visualization 101

Data Visualization 101

One sure-fire way to lose your audience is to give a bland presentation about numbers. While the rise and fall of digits matter to all of us – GDP, interest rates, profit margins – something about it transports our minds to thoughts of sandy beaches in faraway places.

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