Three common government problems and their uncommon big data solutions:
DFAS, or the Defense Finance and Accounting Service within the Department of Defense, is responsible for not only disbursing DoD funds, but deterring fraud against payments.
DFAS was challenged in that there very few known fraud payments they could use to forecast future fraud. In order to solve this problem, the DFAS split their data into 3 subsets-training, testing and validation, and then proceeded to have 8 other subsets of separate combinations. By doing this, they were able to generate data that was diverse enough to be conclusive.
Tough Choices, Hard NumbersClick here to watch the full event
In today's government, federal managers must make decisions that are not just mission-critical and budget-driven, but time-sensitive as well.
The Government Business Council, Government Executive's research division, in sponsorship with IBM, takes a look at how analytics is driving public decision-making today. Watch footage from our executive event for an even more in-depth look at how to overcome your data challenges: