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  1. 1. 28 June 2021 Linda Lee Bower Digital Transformation Consultant U.S.A.
  2. 2. *Government Decision Making *Requirements for Results *Factors in formal decision making *Steps to develop data analytics *Artificial Intelligence *Deploying AI in government *Case Study: Office of Justice Programs--Public Safety Grants *Q&A
  3. 3. GOVERNMENT DECISION MAKING *Importance of structured, formal decision making process *Continued development of e-government leading to autonomous decision making based on AI *Increasing requirements for performance
  4. 4. *1993: Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) *2002: President’s Management Agenda (PMA) *2004: Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) *2009: Evidence –based policy push *2011: GPRA Modernization Act (GPRAMA) *2016: FedStat GET RESULTS!
  5. 5. FACTORS IN FORMAL DECISION MAKING *Identify and weight objectives *Analyze stakeholders *Identify and assess risk *Set Indicators for measuring outcomes *Determine if objectives were met ➢input to subsequent decisions
  6. 6. STEPS FOR DEVELOPING DATA ANALYTICS
  7. 7. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE *Computer reasoning based on logic and deduction *Learn, reason, and make decisions *Monitor, discover, predict, interpret *Text analysis *Perform cognitive functions *Produce text In the financial press today, many routine articles are produced by AI
  8. 8. APPLYING AI TO GOVRNMENT PROGRAMS *Identify tax-evasion patterns *Prioritize child welfare cases *Bridge inspections *Predict spread of infectious diseases *Select among proposals for a project
  9. 9. DEPLOYING AI IN GOVERNMENT *77% of government leaders want to take a more aggressive approach to adopt AI *75% say AI is at least moderately to fully functional *48% plan to improve process automation and 41% analytical capabilities over next two years *71% say their employees are ready for AI *75% are to upskilling employees *But it is a challenge to select the best AI technologies *Risks they see include cybersecurity breaches, privacy violations *82% believe that government should be involved I regulation - KPMG Implementing AI can be seen as a part of change management
  10. 10. CASE STUDY *Does not itself carry out law enforcement activities. *Works in partnership with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies *R&D assistance to state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies *Activities cover law enforcement, corrections, and juvenile justice Office of Justice Programs Focuses on crime prevention
  11. 11. OJP Offices *Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention *Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking *Victims of Crime. *Bureau of Justice Assistance *Bureau of Justice Statistics *National Institute of Justice
  12. 12. Public Safety Grants *$2 billion annually in grants *2,000 grantees OJP seeks to administer its grant awards process in a fair, accessible, and transparent fashion and manage the grant system in a manner that avoids waste, fraud, and abuse.
  13. 13. Example Grant Funding *Cold Case Investigations and Training *Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners *Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities *Community Entry Program *Preventing Wrongful convictions *Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court
  14. 14. Old Grant Funds Distribution Process *No consistent approach *No standard process to determine who received grants *Individual grant managers used their own judgment based on their knowledge of he applicants *Time consuming
  15. 15. New Analytics *Began to use operational data for decision support *Moving to objective techniques *Pulled disparate data systems together *Automated review process
  16. 16. Benefits *Increased consistency in allocation of funds *Greater efficiency in review process *Substantial reduction in time to capture data and analyze proposals *Performance measurement *Regular collection of data *To demonstrate program progress and success *To meet performance requirements Grant resources are now distributed based on hard data rather than subjective opinion
  17. 17. OJP Performance Measurement Tools Justice Grants System (JustGrants) Performance Measurement Tool (PMT) Data Collection and Technical Assistance Tool (DCTAT) Trafficking Information Management System (TIMS)
  18. 18. Performance Measures
  19. 19. Q & A
  20. 20. *THANK YOU!

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