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Data Analytics

Helps make more efficient use of data management, analysis, and reporting capabilities.

The Data Analytics CoE’s primary focus is to assist agencies increasing the frequency and quality of data-driven, evidence based decisions at both the executive and program delivery level with a particular focus on incorporating customer experience data in driving process improvements. The team helps drive innovation at partner agencies in data management, organizational capacity, analysis and enterprise analytics infrastructure.

Service Offerings

  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Interactive dashboard creation
  • Continuous process improvement
  • Metric definition and measurement
  • Data driven process implementation
  • Embedding mechanisms for rapid feedback and analysis

Service Catalog

The Data Analytics CoE helps make more efficient use of data management, analysis, and reporting capabilities. To be successful, the Data Analytics CoE’s services employ an approach that simultaneously identifies incremental improvements to the present state while envisioning a desired future state that will achieve greater advancements in program outcomes. The team’s methodology is based on an open-source framework for mature information management that addresses a range of core competencies, including:

  • business process re-engineering,
  • business intelligence,
  • enterprise data collection and management,
  • data governance, and
  • data visualization and reporting.

Latest Updates

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

This is the part of the new Data Analytics CoE OCDO Series…

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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 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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Tell Sonny National Dashboard (updated as of September 11, 2018)

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