ISSUE BRIEF

The Need for Self-Service Data Tools, Not Scientists

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Data science is one of today’s hottest fields and one that is rife with competition. Projections indicate that employer demand requires that the United States increase the number of graduates with skills handling large amounts of data by as much as 60 percent. The federal government is one of the organizations most in need of data scientists, but hiring freezes, slashed training budgets and a lack of qualified candidates have all hampered the ability to recruit these types of professionals. Faced with such obstacles, agencies have been developing creative solutions to fill the hiring gap.

Download this Government Business Council issue brief to learn:

  • Why government needs more analytic capacity
  • Which new data mandates are putting pressure on federal agencies
  • Why government has difficulty hiring data scientists
  • How self-service data tools can bridge the hiring gap

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