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The economics of terrorism and counterterrorism

What to expect in 2015
Four predictions for the healthcare analytics industry in the year ahead.

Innovative State: Can government drive information innovation?
The first U.S. chief technology officer claims analytics holds great promise for promoting public-private information technology partnerships

Five-Minute Analyst: State of the Union

Rise of the empowered patient consumer – courtesy of analytics

The ‘Sequestetron’
Spreadsheet model helps municipalities cope with risk management, forecasting, budget uncertainties during turbulent times.

Challenges for public sector analytics
Cultural, organizational, technical issues present different set of problems for practitioners.

Analyze This!
Human rights group confronts abuses with data-driven evidence

Text analytics goes mobile
Technology enables companies to make critical management decisions in a fraction of the time.

Forum: The government needs to know the score
How credit-scoring policies affect the economy.

Public policy: Potholes and politics
Aging infrastructure is everybody
s problem: The need for optimization, not just more money.

Voting Queues: To Queue or Not to Queue?
In a U.S. presidential election, that should NOT be a question!

D. C. Meeting Preview: Operations Research Goes To Washington
INFORMS annual meeting set for Oct. 12-15 in nation’s capital; Air and Space Museum to host general reception.

When Three’s Not a Crowd
From peace treaties to labor contracts: The case for employing a computerized third party for group decision-making and negotiations
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Edelman 2008: On the Right Track
Netherlands Railways improves service, boosts profits, wins Edelman with impressive use of O.R.

Viewpoint: Big Brother’s Campaign
Political parties use us for ‘microtargeting’ practice. How does that impact governance?

Supply Chain Management: Humanitarian Logistics
Uncertainty, damaged infrastructure, politics highlight top-10 challenges facing analysts during a disaster.

Viewpoint: Economic Recovery Through Supply Chain Reasoning

Combinatorial Auctions: No Such Thing As a Free Lunch?
Think again. Combinatorial auctions help feed two million public school children from low-income families in Chile.

Relief Operations: How to Improve Humanitarian Logistics
Conference addresses major challenges and identifies 10 as a part of a strategic model for successful humanitarian relief operations.

Last Word: A Hiring Incident in the Desert

Legislative Analysis: Health Care Reform Has Passed. Now What?
Predicted outcomes: Guarded optimism for general public and patients; excellent prognosis for health care system analysts.

Edelman Award: Safe, Secure Securities Settlement
With analytics as its engine, Indeval’s groundbreaking Dali system brings unmatched speed, efficiency to Mexico’s financial market.

Headlines

ITIF: Expand computer science education to keep up with demand

Computer skills are in high demand among employers in a wide range of industries, not just tech-related fields, yet despite growing interest in the subject, a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) finds that too few U.S. students are taking quality computer science classes at the high school and university levels. ITIF makes the case for public action to support and maintain the groundswell of interest in computer science and capture the economic and social benefits that will come from fostering a more highly skilled workforce. Read more →

Report outlines benefits of data-driven customer experiences

According to a new report by Forbes Insights and SAS, “Data Elevates the Customer Experience: New Ways of Discovering and Applying Customer Insights,” the benefits of brands evolving to data-driven customer experiences (data-driven CX) are wide-ranging. The study notes data-driven methods enhance revenue generation and enable cost reduction, as well as accelerate process efficiencies and quality improvements. Read more →

Debunking myths about harm from artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds great promise for economic growth and social progress, but pervasive, inaccurate myths about hypothetical harms could encourage policymakers to retard further innovation in the technology, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). ITIF, a leading tech policy think tank, makes the case that policymakers should actively support further development and use of artificial intelligence if we want society to reap the myriad benefits it has to offer. Read more →

Report: Technology rarely used to detect fraud

Technology is an important tool to help companies fight fraud, but many are not succeeding in using data analytics as a primary tool for fraud detection. Meanwhile, fraudsters are leveraging technology to perpetrate fraud, according to a new report by KPMG International, “Global Profiles of the Fraudster.” Read more →

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