Seize the data to power your federal agency

Seize the data to power your federal agency Though well-recognized as valuable in governmental decision-making, there is a lag in use of data analysis, rigorous evaluation and other advanced strategies. To learn more about these leading strategies and get action steps for developing into an evidence-based agency, read Seize the Data: Using Evidence to Transform How Federal Agencies Do Business.

The report, created by Grant Thornton and the Partnership for Public Service, presents findings about forward-thinking agency approaches, which include:

  • Adopting top-down and bottom-up strategies
  • Driving longer- and shorter-term insights
  • Leveraging existing and new data
  • Strengthening internal capacity, creating external research-practitioner partnerships

Each approach is examined, and recommendations are provided.

“Agencies have new opportunities to tackle the tough issues and get answers to their big questions using high-quality data from multiple sources,” said chief statistician of the United States Nancy Potok.

Whether your agency has embraced the moment or must begin the journey, download the report to find out more about harnessing your data resources to improve the policies you implement and the programs you administer.


Andrew FeldmanAndrew Feldman
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Paul SeckarPaul Seckar
Principal, Public Sector Advisory
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