Analytics Bridging More Federal Budget Gaps,
Information Management Online, November 16, 2011, Justin Kern
Analytics is rising in use for efficiencies and planning at federal agencies, though staff cuts and data quality access still hinder its proliferation, according to a new study from Deloitte.
In "Demanding More, Federal Agencies' Data Use to Drive Mission and Meet Mandates," Deloitte assessed survey answers from focus groups that included federal executives and information managers.
More than 70 percent of federal government managers in the survey stated that data collection is rising in importance due to increasing budgetary constraints. However, 58 percent of respondents reported that meaningful use of the data is challenging. And while 45 percent of federal information managers are harnessing predictive analytics, less than one-third of those respondents regularly assess the quality of that information, according to the survey.
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Here is the report: Demanding More: Federal Agencies' Data Use to Drive Mission and Meet Mandates
Finding #3: Federal agencies have troublr making sense of their data. The responses to how they would characterize their agency's data were:
- 23% Satisfactory
- 19% Meaningful
- 19% Confusing
- 14% Inaccurate
- 10% Helpful
- 8% Superfluous
- 4% Other
- and only 3% chose Innovative