The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) adopted a data-driven, risk-informed strategy to better assess risks, prioritize investments, and cost effectively modernize its aging nuclear infrastructure. NNSA’s new strategy, and lessons learned during its implementation, will help inform other federal data practitioners’ efforts to maintain facility-level information while enabling accurate and timely enterprise-wide infrastructure analysis.
The Census Bureau team produced a new interactive mapping tool in early 2018 called the Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM), an application that resulted in wider use of authoritative Census Bureau data, not only to improve the Census Bureau’s own operational efficiency, but also for use by tribal, state, and local governments, national and local partners, and other community groups. Other agency data practitioners can learn from the Census Bureau team’s experience communicating technical needs to non-technical executives, building analysis tools with widely-used software, and integrating efforts with stakeholders and users.
This case study describes how CMS announced the creation of the Office of Information Products and Data Analytics (OIPDA) to take the lead in making data use and dissemination a core function of the agency.
The Center of excellence (CoE), a signature White House initiative, were designed by the Office of American Innovation (OAI), and implemented at GSA in October 2017, within the Technology Transformation Services (TTS) office at GSA. The CoE use IT modernization as a means to improve government services by leveraging private sector innovations.
Challenge.gov allows Federal agencies to crowdsource ideas from the public and solves problems. The Challenge and Prize Toolkit joins the Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit, launched in February 2016, as open innovation resources designed to help to engage the public. Browse the challenges on the site for topics. Register for an account to participate.
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NTIS helps Federal agencies make better decisions about data, with data. They provide the support and structure to help their partners store, analyze, sort, and aggregate data in new ways securely.
The Opportunity Project of the U.S. Census Bureau is a collaborative effort between government agencies, technology companies, and nongovernment organizations to translate into user-friendly tools to solve real world problems for families, communities, and businesses nationwide.
The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) is a law that requires financial institutions to maintain and annually disclose data about home purchases, home purchase pre-approvals, home improvement, and refinance applications. These tools from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) make analyzing mortgage application data much easier.
qu is an open source data platform created to serve the public data sets of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The goals of this platform are to import data in a Google-Dataset-inspired format, Query data using a Socrata-Open-Data-API-inspired API,
and export data in JSON or CSV format.
Improving staff data skills allows agencies to better harness the power of data. This playbook provides advice and tools for assessing data skills and addressing gaps. Executing the activities contained in this document will help agencies progress in fulfilling requirements of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 and related guidance.