Data & Analytics

Statistical uncertainty could be problematic for evidence-based policies, study finds

Certain privacy measures, as well as general data errors, can skew funding allocations derived from census information.

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Child abuse risk analysis tool flags families that need enhanced social services

By providing supervisors with data on children at risk early in the assessment process, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services can better respond to family crises.

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Census bureau finishes some local count challenges

Some cities complained that flawed counts cut off population-based funding, and others cited mapping mistakes that placed buildings in the wrong municipality.

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Medicare boosts incentives for hospitals to provide data to public health agencies

An updated federal rule gives hospitals greater financial incentives to report information electronically about patient illnesses, injuries and treatments to state and local health departments.

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Feds to update standards on race and ethnicity data collection

New minimum standards will ensure the government can compare race and ethnicity data across agencies and understand how well federal programs serve a diverse nation.

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NASCIO selects 31 finalists for state IT recognition awards

States nominated their IT success stories, detailing how they improved government operations through IT modernization and business process innovations.

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International Overdose Awareness Day: The role of data and analytics in educating the public and improving community health

With the right data and analytics tools, community leaders and front line responders can better identify those who need help now and improve the efficacy of overall response.

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Local election offices often are missing on social media – and the information they do post often gets ignored

Election boards that use their social media accounts to share election information may improve voter registration and participation, especially among young voters.

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Lack of equitable data is harming underserved communities, US chief data scientist says

Enhanced data collection efforts and outreach are needed to improve outcomes for underrepresented communities across the country.

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Lax data privacy rules may expose consumer location information

With states now free to enforce their own data privacy laws, regulators have been on the lookout for mobile carriers sharing sensitive location information.

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In the US, a new approach to counting overdoses

To help communities more quickly and accurately track overdoses, new digital platforms are gathering data from drug users, first responders, medical examiners and others.

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Texas launches searchable database of economic development agreements

Designed to improve transparency, the Comptroller’s database allows the public to search for agreements by local government, business entity and agreement type.

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Interactive overdose map visualizes evolving public health crisis

Fentanyl remains the driving force behind waves of death in Wisconsin communities.

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Agencies are still wrangling over death data

Information about deaths is a key part of administering programs like Social Security, but how data is collected and shared comes with questions.

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New report warns of growing 'data divide'

The Center for Data Innovation says a lack of collection and use of data across demographics is leading to disparities in access to critical services.

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Researchers to quantify political polarization

The Polarization Research Lab will merge public opinion data from in-depth surveys with elected officials’ rhetoric to help understand both the causes and the effects of mass polarization.

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Build a culture of action to improve diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

Agencies can create a more authentic DEIB initiative by collecting and analyzing relevant, representative data from staff and making a concrete connection between data received and forward action.

Data & Analytics

New Jersey joins multistate effort to clean up voter registration data

The state will send names, addresses, dates of birth, and a slew of other information about its voters to the Electronic Registration Information Center, which will compare them to data from other states to detect registrations that are no longer accurate.

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NY State Police to ‘connect the dots’ on social media to track domestic terrorism

A new unit in the New York State Intelligence Center will track online threats under an executive order from Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Data & Analytics

Carbon footprint data helps local authorities lower emissions

An online portal hosts emissions data from government sites, such as fire stations, parks and public libraries, enabling the public and city and county officials to analyze the efficacy of current climate change policies.

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