Data tools

Data to help communities get ahead of water shortages

An interactive map gives water managers a glimpse into the historical factors driving water shortages so they can make data-driven decisions for a sustainable future.

How data insights can solve geographic inequity, build regional economies

The Commerce Department’s Regional Economic Research Initiative will provide accessible data tools, visualizations and expert services help to federal, state, local and tribal decision-makers better understand what kind of projects will promote growth.

How to build a trustworthy election system

Data frameworks, poll books and audit trails can help election offices maintain election security, integrity and accuracy.

Justice launches $8M smart policing grant program

State, local, tribal and campus law enforcement agencies can apply for funds to develop, implement and test new technologies that support community violence intervention and promote information sharing and data transparency.

Synthetic storms provide supplemental data for hurricane damage predictions

Emergency managers no longer have to rely on limited historical datasets to prepare for hurricane-related infrastructure damage.

Data to treat the rising cost of prescriptions

Minnesota policymakers have new dashboards to track prescription costs in an effort to combat unaffordable medication.

CDC map shows health impact of local environmental burdens

The Environmental Justice Index gives state and local leaders a holistic view of environmental, social and health issues in their communities.

Platform streamlines sharing, analysis of criminal justice data

The Justice Counts initiative is developing a cloud-based portal to address the long-standing lack of standardized, accessible criminal justice metrics.

Dashboard helps city track diversity, equity, inclusion progress

Philadelphia’s workforce diversity dashboard collects and visualizes demographic data on city employees.

Data index helps officials allocate opioid settlement funds

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently launched a county-level social vulnerability index that officials can use to make data-driven decisions on how to efficiently spend opioid settlement funds.

Facial recognition: Can fake data produce real results?

Diversifying training datasets with computer-generated faces may help break down bias in the technology, but one expert says using synthetic images is a step too far.

Real-time data on what muni bond investors think of your city

A new data tool offers a window into how investors are responding to changes affecting the financial outlook of individual governments, including trends like the rise of remote work.