Federal agencies are dealing with a lot of change right now. Digital transformation is forcing a rethinking of business process simplification, data science is taking on a new importance with a push for data-driven insights, and federal CIOs are learning how to wield new authorities effectively to meet the accompanying new levels of accountability. More...

Government agencies conduct audits for many reasons. Some are external, such as tax audits at the state or federal level or audits of agency processes, such as those carried out by the Government Accountability Office. Others are internal, undertaken whenever agency leaders want to better understand how a system or process is working. More...

Data scientists are taking on new importance as the challenges of turning raw data into an organizational asset become more and more daunting. Today, it is the data scientists rather than software developers who are likely to be called on for the task. They have the knowledge and the tools to convert our financial, operational, social and other data into useful information, which in turn helps federal agencies (as well as other public and private sector organizations) in many ways. More...

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