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Data and Analytics

Establish an Agency-Wide Data Strategy

The Data and Analytics CoE offers a customized Data and Analytics strategy service that enables optimal access to agency data. Our approach identifies challenges and areas for improvements in the current state and works collaboratively with the agency to define the vision. Our team employs industry best practices and architectural principles to define the target state. The strategy is delivered with a well-defined implementation plan that includes year-long projects, benefits and risks.

Service Offerings

  • Current State Assessment
  • Target State Proposal
  • Enterprise-Wide Strategy
  • Enterprise-wide Implementation Plan

Latest Updates

August 13, 2020

Ten Plays of Our Data & Analytics Approach

By the Data & Analytics Center of Excellence

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February 14, 2020

Establishing Data Governance, Step Three of the Data and Analytics Center of Excellence Approach

By the Data and Analytics Center of Excellence

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January 22, 2020

Building an OCDO, Step Two of the Data and Analytics Center of Excellence Approach

By the Data and Analytics Center of Excellence

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January 14, 2020

Preparing for the OCDO: The HUD Experience

By the HUD Data and Analytics Center of Excellence

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October 07, 2019

How to Prepare for the OCDO, Step One of the Data and Analytics Center of Excellence Approach

By the Data and Analytics Center of Excellence

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July 12, 2019

Using USDA Datasets to Address Water Management Challenges at the IoT World Hackathon

Using USDA Datasets to Address Water Management Challenges at the IoT World Hackathon

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June 25, 2019

The OCDO, Coming to an Agency Near You

By the HUD Data and Analytics Center of Excellence

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May 08, 2019

Becoming A More Fact-Based and Data-Driven Organization

The Data Analytics Center of Excellence (CoE) is helping the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) meet its goal of becoming a fact-based data driven, customer-focused organization by leveraging the agency’s vast administrative and programmatic data. Since FY 18 we have been applying data tools and tactics such as: data sharing, data visualization, predictive analysis, and ad hoc analysis to put key information at the fingertips of leadership. Through better access to timely, accurate information, leaders will be enabled to improve their decisions, program outcomes, and overall management of the Department’s resources.

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August 20, 2018

REE Key Performance Indicators Development

The GSA Data and Analytics Center of Excellence (CoE) teamed up with GSA’s Fed2Fed Solutions team to help USDA’s Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area agencies develop an improved set of organization-wide key performance indicators (KPIs). In May, REE was tasked by USDA Deputy Secretary Censky to identify a more robust set of key performance indicators, with a focus on output-oriented measures that capture the full value of REE agencies’ contributions to the mission area goal. REE’s four agencies are “dedicated to the creation of safe, sustainable, competitive U.S. food and fiber system and strong, healthy communities, families, and youth through integrated research, analysis and education.” REE’s four agencies are:

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May 21, 2018

Tell Sonny Dashboard

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