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January 2024 Data Snapshot

January 2024 Data Snapshot

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

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Excel Basics for Data Analysis

Take some time this New Year to become more proficient in Microsoft Excel.  Coursera offers a 11 hour course (which you can enroll for free) to gain a working knowledge of Excel for data analysis.  You will learn how to import and clean data, perform spreadsheet tasks and analyze data.

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One Seattle Data Strategy

The City of Seattle in Washington recently released a new comprehensive data strategy to optimize the city's use of data to make better decisions, enhance collaboration, protect privacy, standardize best practices and address the complex challenges faced by the city.  The strategy recognizes that data is one of the most critical assets public sector leaders have.  Although it is a city level strategy, it offers an example to learn from.

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US GAO Report on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is rapidly changing the world and could improve government operations. For example, federal agencies can use AI to analyze drone photos and large datasets. But safeguards are needed to manage AI risks.

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