Data and Analytics

Biosurveillance network crucial to public health preparedness, GAO says

Data sharing and interoperability lessons states learned during the COVID-19 pandemic can help build a nationwide situational awareness and biosurveillance network.

Inconsistent data reporting thwarts crime analysis

Almost 40% of law enforcement agencies did not submit any data in 2021 to the FBI’s crime statistics collection program.

Satellites zoom in on cities’ hottest neighborhoods to help combat the urban heat island effect

Satellite and population data can help cities created detailed heat maps so they can prepare for and respond to risks associated with extreme heat, a top weather-related killer.

Connected vehicle, infrastructure data drives roadway safety

City planners will soon be able to share and validate digital models of traffic conditions with the help of an open-source tool that collects data from connected vehicles and infrastructure sensors.

USDA launches outreach project for key nutrition program

The WIC program struggles with participation and retention rates, but a new push is afoot to identify eligible recipients.

Getting ahead of the next pandemic

New York City’s Pandemic Response Institute will collect data and leverage computer models to develop locally tailored health solutions to prepare for, respond to and recover from future health crises.

Database for a secure EV battery supply chain

A new database aims to advance the adoption of zero-emission vehicles by providing information and data that inform the production of EV batteries and development of a secure domestic battery supply chain.

What are digital twins? A pair of computer modeling experts explain

Digital twins improve modeling efficiency and reliability in a wide variety of domains, from building and bridge inspections to self-driving cars.

Visualizing vulnerability: County maps show areas of greatest need

To study equity differences at systemic and place-based levels, Fairfax County put census data on color-coded maps so that officials can quickly see areas of greatest need.

Graduation dashboard shows how education spending pays off

Utah’s State Auditor created a dashboard that shows historical graduation and spending rates per student to highlight differences in educational attainment.

Chicago makes childhood education data accessible through new cloud

The Chicago Early Childhood Integrated Data System will bring together data from across systems and programs in neighborhood-level analyses and program-specific dashboards.

Saving water with real-time data collection

To support more efficient river management, Idaho’s Water District 63 is automating remote data collection and gate control with high-speed broadband wireless.

Detroit tests cloud-enabled pavement monitoring

In-vehicle sensors collect and analyze data and send it to the cloud where the city can access it as a GIS layer to see road surface ratings.

ID verification, analytics can help agencies fight fraud

Combining an automated verification system and data analytics for prevention and detection helps create a powerful tool for government IT professionals facing a flood of fraud.

GIS enlisted for equity and social justice analysis

Esri's Social Equity Analysis tool allows equity analysts to combine smart maps and community data to assess local conditions, evaluate decision-making scenarios and measure progress toward equity goals.

As reliance on data analytics grows, agencies look to talent, automation

The amount of data state and local governments collect is growing faster than their ability to create meaningful information from it.

White House elevates CX with executive order

A Biden administration executive order looks to use tech to simplify and reduce friction in citizen interactions with government programs and services.