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Case studies & examples

BUILDER: A Science-Based Approach to Infrastructure Management

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.

Source

Department of Energy

Keywords

data management, data analysis, process redesign, Federal Data Strategy

Data Standdown: Interrupting process to fix information

Although not a true pause in operations, ONR’s data standdown made data quality and data consolidation the top priority for the entire organization. It aimed to establish an automated and repeatable solution to enable a more holistic view of ONR investments and activities, and to increase transparency and effectiveness throughout its mission support functions. In addition, it demonstrated that getting top-level buy-in from management to prioritize data can truly advance a more data-driven culture.

Source

Office of Naval Research

Keywords

data governance, data cleaning, process redesign, Federal Data Strategy

Data.gov Metadata Management Services Product-Preliminary Plan

Status summary and preliminary business plan for a potential metadata management product under development by the Data.gov Program Management Office

Source

data.gov

Keywords

data management, Federal Data Strategy, metadata, open data

Format

PDF (7 pages)

Helping Baltimore Volunteers Find Where to Help

Bloomberg Government analysts put together a prototype through the Census Bureau’s Opportunity Project to better assess where volunteers should direct litter-clearing efforts. Using Census Bureau and Forest Service information, the team brought a data-driven approach to their work. Their experience reveals how individuals with data expertise can identify a real-world problem that data can help solve, navigate across agencies to find and obtain the most useful data, and work within resource constraints to provide a tool to help address the problem.

Source

Census Bureau

Keywords

geospatial, data sharing, Federal Data Strategy

How USDA Linked Federal and Commercial Data to Shed Light on the Nutritional Value of Retail Food Sales

Purchase-to-Plate Crosswalk (PPC) links the more than 359,000 food products in a comercial company database to several thousand foods in a series of USDA nutrition databases. By linking existing data resources, USDA was able to enrich and expand the analysis capabilities of both datasets. Since there were no common identifiers between the two data structures, the team used probabilistic and semantic methods to reduce the manual effort required to link the data.

Source

Department of Agriculture

Keywords

data sharing, process redesign, Federal Data Strategy

How to Blend Your Data: BEA and BLS Harness Big Data to Gain New Insights about Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S.

A recent collaboration between the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) helps shed light on the segment of the American workforce employed by foreign multinational companies. This case study shows the opportunities of cross-agency data collaboration, as well as some of the challenges of using big data and administrative data in the federal government.

Source

Bureau of Economic Analysis / Bureau of Labor Statistics

Keywords

data sharing, workforce development, process redesign, Federal Data Strategy

Improving Data Access and Data Management: Artificial Intelligence-Generated Metadata Tags at NASA

NASA’s data scientists and research content managers recently built an automated tagging system using machine learning and natural language processing. This system serves as an example of how other agencies can use their own unstructured data to improve information accessibility and promote data reuse.

Source

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Keywords

metadata, data management, data sharing, process redesign, Federal Data Strategy

Investing in Learning with the Data Stewardship Tactical Working Group at DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) experience forming the Data Stewardship Tactical Working Group (DSTWG) provides meaningful insights for those who want to address data-related challenges collaboratively and successfully in their own agencies.

Source

Department of Homeland Security

Keywords

data governance, data management, Federal Data Strategy

Open Energy Data at DOE

This case study details the development of the renewable energy applications built on the Open Energy Information (OpenEI) platform, sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and implemented by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Source

Department of Energy

Keywords

open data, data sharing, Federal Data Strategy

Pairing Government Data with Private-Sector Ingenuity to Take on Unwanted Calls

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) releases data from millions of consumer complaints about unwanted calls to help fuel a myriad of private-sector solutions to tackle the problem. The FTC’s work serves as an example of how agencies can work with the private sector to encourage the innovative use of government data toward solutions that benefit the public.

Source

Federal Trade Commission

Keywords

data cleaning, Federal Data Strategy, open data, data sharing

SBA’s Approach to Identifying Data, Using a Learning Agenda, and Leveraging Partnerships to Build its Evidence Base

Through its Enterprise Learning Agenda, Small Business Administration’s (SBA) staff identify essential research questions, a plan to answer them, and how data held outside the agency can help provide further insights. Other agencies can learn from the innovative ways SBA identifies data to answer agency strategic questions and adopt those aspects that work for their own needs.

Source

Small Business Administration

Keywords

process redesign, Federal Data Strategy

Supercharging Data through Validation as a Service

USDA's Food and Nutrition Service restructured its approach to data validation at the state level using an open-source, API-based validation service managed at the federal level.

Source

Department of Agriculture

Keywords

data cleaning, data validation, API, data sharing, process redesign, Federal Data Strategy

The Census Bureau Uses Its Own Data to Increase Response Rates, Helps Communities and Other Stakeholders Do the Same

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.

The Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool harnessed the power of millions of data records while protecting the privacy of individuals, creating an easy-to-use tool to better understand health disparities.

Source

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Keywords

geospatial, Federal Data Strategy, open data

The Veterans Legacy Memorial

The Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) is a digital platform to help families, survivors, and fellow veterans to take a leading role in honoring their beloved veteran. Built on millions of existing National Cemetery Administration (NCA) records in a 25-year-old database, VLM is a powerful example of an agency harnessing the potential of a legacy system to provide a modernized service that better serves the public.

Source

Veterans Administration

Keywords

data sharing, data visualization, Federal Data Strategy

U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Census Bureau collaborate on national roads and boundaries data

It is a well-kept secret that the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Census Bureau were the original two federal agencies to build the first national digital database of roads and boundaries in the United States. The agencies joined forces to develop homegrown computer software and state of the art technologies to convert existing USGS topographic maps of the nation to the points, lines, and polygons that fueled early GIS. Today, the USGS and Census Bureau have a longstanding goal to leverage and use roads and authoritative boundary datasets.

USA.gov Uses Human-Centered Design to Roll Out AI Chatbot

To improve customer service and give better answers to users of the USA.gov website, the Technology Transformation and Services team at General Services Administration (GSA) created a chatbot using artificial intelligence (AI) and automation.

Source

General Services Administration

Keywords

AI, Federal Data Strategy

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Data management & governance

Assessing Data Skills Playbook

The Assessing Data Skills Playbook supports the Federal Data Strategy by helping agencies get started with assessing data skills.

Source

Federal Data Strategy

Keywords

Federal Data Strategy, playbook

Format

PDF (26 pages)

Data Governance Playbook

The Data Governance Playbook supports the Federal Data Strategy by helping agencies get started with prioritizing data governance and assessing maturity.

Source

Federal Data Strategy

Keywords

data governance, Federal Data Strategy, playbook

Format

PDF (14 pages)

Data Innovation Event Playbook

The Data Innovation Event Playbook supports the Federal Data Strategy by helping agencies host events to strengthen stakeholder engagement for data-related efforts.

Source

Federal Data Strategy

Keywords

Federal Data Strategy, playbook

Format

PDF (24 pages)

Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) 2020-4, A Framework for Data Quality

The report is intended to provide a common language and framework for reporting on the quality of data sets and a foundation upon which federal agencies can make decision about the management of data products throughout their lifecycle. The report fulfills a responsibility under Action Step 19 of the Federal Data Strategy 2020 Action Plan.

Source

Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology

Keywords

Federal Data Strategy, FCSM, quality

Format

PDF (89 pages)

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Guidance

Federal Data Strategy 2020 Action Plan

The Federal Data Strategy provides a common set of data principles and best practices in implementing data innovations that drive more value for the public. Annual Federal Data Strategy action plans identify and prioritize practice-related steps for a given year, along with targeted timeframes and responsible entities. The plan identifies initial actions for agencies that are essential for establishing processes, building capacity, and aligning existing efforts to better leverage data as a strategic asset.

Source

strategy.data.gov

Keywords

Federal Data Strategy

OMB M-19-18: Federal Data Strategy – A Framework for Consistency

This memorandum establishes a Federal Data Strategy (Strategy) as a framework of operational principles and best practices that help agencies deliver on the promise of data in the 21st century. Through consistent data infrastructure and practices, the Strategy will enable Government to fully leverage data as a strategic asset by supporting strong data governance and providing the protection and security that the American people, businesses, and partners deserve. Dated June 4, 2019.

Source

Office of Management and Budget

Keywords

data standards, Federal Data Strategy

Format

PDF (8 Pages, 631 KB)

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Skills development

Improving Agency Data Skills Playbook

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.

Source

Federal Data Strategy

Keywords

data governance, Federal Data Strategy, data analysis, workforce development

Format

PDF (26 pages)

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