GovLoop Guide: Your Data Literacy Guide to
Improve Everyday Collaboration

Created in partnership with GovLoop and supported by Smartsheet, Tableau, MarkLogic, Alteryx and MFGS.

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The world of data analytics is changing faster than ever. And government employees have to keep up or get left in the dust. By 2024, 60% of government data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) projects are predicted to directly impact real-time operational decisions and outcomes. As public servants, you need to increase your literacy of the larger data ecosystem to do your jobs efficiently and effectively.

This guide will help you learn four key competencies inspired by that lifecycle so you can enhance everyday collaboration and bring continuous improvement to your team and agency. The four key competencies are data visualization, data storytelling, automation and innovation. With the help of experts who do this work every day, here are best practices to help you better use and share data at work.

This guide will help you learn four key competencies inspired by that lifecycle so you can enhance everyday collaboration and bring continuous improvement to your team and agency. The four key competencies are data visualization, data storytelling, automation and innovation. With the help of experts who do this work every day, here are best practices to help you better use and share data at work.

According to the Federal Data Strategy 2021 Action Plan, “By the end of 2022, agencies should have a solid foundation throughout their workforce, including a minimum level of data literacy among all staff and a sufficient accumulation of data skills to allow for effective performance of all aspects of the data lifecycle.”

Download the guide to learn how to reach these goals with the four key competencies. Explore:

  • Data Literacy for Government Transparency
  • What Story Is Your Data Telling?
  • How AI Opens Up Other Types of Data
  • Finding the Solution in Unexpected Places

Plus, hear from leaders at the Cambridge, Massachusetts Community Development Department; the Center for Leadership Development in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM); Chicago’s Department of Public Health; The Opportunity Project (TOP) at the Census Open Innovation Labs (COIL); and the Harvard Kennedy School. as well as Carahsoft's technology experts when you download the guide.

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