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Title: Insights : an update on the USACE Data Strategy Initiative; April 2019 edition
Authors: Butler, Cary D.
Kittrell, Martin C.
Dixon, Robert G.
Keywords: United States Army Corps of Engineers--Operations research
Data sets--Analysis
Decision making
Strategy--Data processing
Publisher: Information Technology Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/ITL SR-20-6
Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineering (USACE) Commanding General, LTG Todd T. Semonite, announced 10 initiatives on May 2018 to improve execution through informed decision-making, enabling lower costs, and world-class engineering results today and tomorrow. Two of the initiatives were geared to transition USACE to data-informed decision-making through the use of data analytics. The first of these two initiatives sought to implement a data strategy that included a doctrine and governance, through creation of a data management plan. The plan implemented tools to aggregate data across the organization and improve reporting. Dr. Cary Butler, USACE Chief Data Scientist, led this effort. The second initiative sought to establish a dedicated USACE Innovations Team to build and recruit a skilled team to act as finders and enablers of innovative, enterprise solutions that enabled USACE to become a digital business. The USACE Chief Information Officer oversaw both initiatives. Because goals and objectives overlapped in many areas and gathered momentum for these initiatives, leaders from both teams came together and decided that showing the business value of data analytics to improve decision making across the Corps should be a top priority. This document was used to report on the progress of the initiatives and give a better understanding of the need for data-informed decisions throughout USACE.
Description: Special Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/ITL SR-20-6
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11681/37939
http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/37939
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