Tableau’s Steven Spano: Data Could Help Agencies Empower Federal Workforce

Jeff Brody
Steven Spano

Steven Spano, a retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general and regional vice president for the public sector business at Tableau, has said leadership teams in the federal government can play a key role in the creation of a data-driven culture to help employees obtain insights, make decisions and improve mission outcomes. 

"A vision where every employee is empowered by data requires leaders at all levels helping to create an environment where the right business and mission processes and business analytic tools become the centerpiece of decisions," Spano wrote in a commentary posted Friday on FCW.

He noted that establishing a set of goals and measures can help agencies build a work environment that promotes decisionmaking based on data.

The Office of Management and Budget released a draft action plan for the White House's Federal Data Strategy earlier this month with intent to encourage the use of information as a strategic asset.

Spano urged agencies to adopt workforce empowerment strategies as they move toward implementing cloud computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning platforms.

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