Mike Hettinger, president of Hettinger Strategy Group, discusses what data uses could be examples to agencies to accomplish PMA goals and the importance of open data.
A significant goal in the President’s Management Agenda is for agencies to leverage data to improve service to citizens. Goal leaders for this portion of the President’s Management Agenda are looking for the perfect data use cases to assemble into a playbook. Mike Hettinger, president of Hettinger Strategy Group, says that the leaders should focus on data strategies that “solve problems.” “I have been a big advocate for a federal data strategy for a number of months… If you look at it, can we use data to solve the opioid crisis? Can we use data to improve border security? Can we use it to help enhance transportation solutions? Things like that,” said Hettinger. “Some of the folks that I work with are neck deep in this stuff and they are excited to have the opportunity to show the government what they’ve been able to do either here in the U.S. and in some cases around the world.”