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To better understand the maturity level of the use of analytics in the US federal government, SAS and the Government Business Council (GBC) conducted a survey on how federal managers are using analytics in their decision-making processes. Government is complying with data-driven, decision-making requirements through simple reporting and querying techniques, and while a small percentage of agencies are using more advanced analytic techniques like predictive modeling and optimization, a larger percentage is not. The need for government to transform its data into an information asset is more important than ever. The volume, velocity and variety of data entering into government has created big data – including unstructured data – which requires big data analytics to identify the relevancy of it all. To help government agencies better achieve their missions, SAS provides high-performance analytic solutions that help in myriad ways such as fraud detection and prevention, risk and cyber security.
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