September 30, 2011 – Citing parallels to a blockbuster, data-centered baseball movie, a White House budget director is pointing to significant financial savings and effective decision-making from the use of analytics across government agencies.

In her new blog post, “Saving Taxpayer Dollars With Moneyball,” Shelley Metzenbaum, associate director with the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), noted recent campaigns and quarterly reviews have been geared at cutting waste. She said that some agencies had already found success with analytics, such as predictive analytics scenarios now painted by the Social Security Administration, and an initiative by the Department of Transportation to cut deaths from distracted driving they found in analysis of motor vehicle crashes.

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