Turning data into action with advanced analytics
A new generation of advanced analytics—high-level diagnostic and predictive—is offering defense organizations the opportunity to take advantage of one of their most valuable resources—data—that can be used to make more insightful, forward-looking decisions about readiness, logistics, manpower, intelligence, and a host of other critical defense concerns. “Typically, organizations look at data in isolated silos—such as training, personnel, equipment, or supply chains—and then theorize about the impact those areas may have on one another. With advanced analytics, they can break down those silos to see the larger picture, with the full scope of interrelationships,” says Mark “Jake” Jacobsohn, a senior vice president leading Booz Allen’s advanced analytics capability. In Booz Allen’s Predictive Analytics Handbook for National Defense, we describe the advent of predictive analytics. We look at why it’s so achievable and cost effective. And we show how it can help defense organizations today, from readiness and logistics planning to workforce management and military intelligence. We also pull back the curtain on how data science works—transforming information into action.
“With advanced analytics, organizations can break down data silos to see the larger picture, with the full scope of interrelationships.”
Our experts worked with the intelligence community—the earliest government adopter of advanced analytics—to develop many of these data science breakthroughs. We’re now helping forward-looking organizations across government leverage predictive analytics that are technologically feasible, practical, cost effective, and secure. The time is right for the defense community to capitalize on this progress—and harness predictive analytics to support the warfighter, and drive mission success, in powerful new ways. By adopting recent advances in data science technologies and approaches, defense organizations can make a smooth, cost-effective transition from hindsight to foresight. Download the full Predictive Analytics Handbook for National Defense to learn how your organization can put these insights into action.