S109: Data Analytics for Better Program Monitoring

  • Room: Grand E
  • Session Number:S109
Sunday, July 17, 2022: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Alex Beck Ph.D.
Consultant, Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure
Alyssa Smiley
Acting Director, Risk Management & Assurance
Dept of Homeland Security
Mike Wetklow CGFM, CPA
Deputy CFO and Division Director for Financial Management
Shelly Davis
Senior Financial Analyst
Department of Transportation


Come explore ways to use big government data to monitor programs and make decisions on risk. In addition to discussion of opportunities and challenges in government data, examine case studies from NSF and HHS to discover analytical techniques from seemingly unrelated fields that spur innovation.

Key Take-aways

Key Takeaways:
• Practitioners apply data analytics in grants management now more than ever
• Consider using data analytics in your work, recognize the strengths and weaknesses of analytical techniques, and implement models to drive organizational performance in a variety of time-to-event problems.

Learning Objectives

Increase understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented by big government data. Learn how NSF used data analytics to identify problems and risks in its large grant portfolio. Discover potential applications of survival analysis to other problems and agencies, particularly in FM functions.