Resources on Data
How to Build an Analytics Strategy —A case study using Digital.gov as an example of how to assess, report, and take action using web analytics as part of an analytics strategy.
Inventory.data.gov Guide —Introduction Features Using inventory.data.gov Creating a User Account Using inventory.data.gov to manage datasets Adding a Dataset …
How to Get Your Open Data on Data.gov —Find out below how federal, federal geospatial, and non-federal data is funneled to Data.gov and how you can get your data federated on …
Tools and Services
Resources.Data.gov —An online repository of policies, schema standards, tools, best practices, and case studies to provide agencies with resources for federal …
API.Data.gov —A free API management service for federal agencies.
Code.gov —A collection of federal source code including open source software.
Data.gov —Data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications.
Join a Community of Practice
Web Analytics and Optimization —Brings together government analytics practitioners to make better decisions using web analytics and other optimization strategies.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) —Supporting and coordinating the use of artificial intelligence technologies in federal agencies.
Open Data —A community listserv and working group that unites 900 open data leads at federal agencies, data stewards, and all others in government …
News and Events on Data
Measuring and Justifying the Government Experience—Private sector organizations use revenue as the primary measurement to justify improving experiences. Many government services don’t have revenue as a lever, so how can we justify work to improve experience? The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) leveraged a few metrics on their team that fall into three categories: laws and regulations, improving the experience for users, and saving time for employees. — via DOI Revenue Data
Announcing Data Governance Charter Templates—As a part of our Resources and Advisory Support collection, the Data and Analytics (DA) team in the Centers of Excellence (CoE) has released three charter templates that can help federal agencies set up data governance groups and an Office of the Chief Data Officer. We developed these charter templates based on our experiences working with chief data officers (CDOs) and data practitioners across the federal government. These charters are designed to help federal government agencies set up data governance bodies to better use agency data securely and strategically. Although the charter templates don’t represent or constitute official guidance, they’ll help jump start your effort to build data governance structures within your agency. Tailor them to meet your agency’s specific needs. — via The Centers of Excellence
GSA’s New Multi-Cloud & Hybrid Cloud Guide Helps Agencies Make Better Decisions About Cloud Architecture
GSA’s New Multi-Cloud & Hybrid Cloud Guide Helps Agencies Make Better Decisions About Cloud Architecture—Agencies need informed strategies to understand, anticipate, rationalize, and optimize major cloud architecture decisions. To facilitate the decision process, the GSA Data Center and Cloud Optimization Initiative Program Management Office (DCCOI PMO) is pleased to announce the release of the Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Guide, developed in collaboration with the Cloud and Infrastructure Community of Practice (C&I CoP). This guide is another example of GSA’s commitment to creating simple, user-friendly information and resources to help federal agencies use technology to meet their missions in an effective and efficient way. — via General Services Administration
USAGov’s Fourth Quarter 2021 Insights—From July to September 2021, people were concerned about COVID-19-related housing and international travel as they searched USA.gov. Get more user insights from our 4th quarter infographic for fiscal year (FY) 2021. — via USA.gov
From Silicon Valley to GovTech: How a Data Scientist Turned Their Passion for Helping People Into a Career in Public Service
Involving End Users at All Stages To Create Actionable Science Products for Complex, Real-World Issues
GSA Future Focus: Web Scraping—Often referred to as screen scraping, web harvesting, or web crawling, web scraping is a process that extracts unstructured data and text from web pages, and converts it into a form that can be easily analyzed. Learn how GSA’s Emerging Tech team has identified some best practices to help agencies use this technology responsibly and effectively. — via General Services Administration
Building a User-Centered Data Strategy—Developing a data strategy is challenging, but 18F can help agencies with the process of creating an effective one. Our principles of user-centered design, agile, and iterative delivery can increase an agency’s chance for success in using data more effectively. — via 18F