Congressman Darrell Issa to Keynote at Predictive Analytics World for Government. Speakers Share Hands-on Predictive Analytics Tips to Reduce Fraud and Waste-Sept 12-13

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PAW-GOV, already featuring a broad spectrum of top-notch speakers from government agencies, announces that Congressman Darrell Issa, R-California and Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will keynote. This must-attend conference will actively teach government agencies and departments how to apply predictive analytics to more effectively and efficiently accomplish their goals.

Predictive Analytics World for Government

Front-line practitioners and government executives, now including Congressman Darrell Issa, with his keynote: “Fighting Waste, Fraud and Abuse with DATA”, will share their experiences and advice at Predictive Analytics World for Government (PAW-GOV), allowing attendees to extract actionable insights from their vast quantities of data. Predictive analytics, when used correctly, can reduce fraud, waste, and abuse, automate manual processes and maximize productivity of agency personnel.

Congressman Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and a long-time advocate for open government, introduced the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or DATA Act, which established an independent body to track federal spending, including grants, contracts, loans and agencies' internal expenses, on a single electronic platform, using consistent reporting standards and data identifiers, and making all of the information available to the public.

"I'm proud to welcome Congressman Darrell Issa to the lineup of phenomenal speakers at PAW-GOV," says John Elder, CEO of Elder Research. "This first predictive analytics conference focused on the government offers agencies and departments, at all government levels, an insider’s view to help them capitalize on all predictive analytics has to offer and drive smarter decisions from their data."

In addition to Congressman Issa, Predictive Analytics World for Government offers a powerful line-up of top government experts including a keynote address from Earl Devaney, Chairman, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, as well as a special session, “Pursuit Through Cyberspace – Predictive Analytics”, from David Williams, Inspector General, USPS OIG.

PAW-GOV's inaugural program features case studies so you can witness how predictive analytics is applied by: Department of Justice (DOJ), IRS, USDA Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA), USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS), USPS Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Social Security Administration (SSA), Department of Defense (DOD), National Security Agency (NSA), NASA, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Mexico Tax Administration Service, New South Wales Department of Transportation.

And agenda topics cover fraud detection, improper payment detection, workforce analytics, law enforcement / crime prevention, claims processing, threat detection / homeland security, cyber security, food safety, grants management, hotspot detection, optimization of facilities, text mining, link analysis, supervised/unsupervised predictive modeling, crowdsourcing, ensemble models, and other innovative applications that benefit government organizations in new and creative ways.

PAW-GOV is the first vendor-neutral predictive analytics conference for the government, designed to help agency managers understand how they can apply predictive analytics to more effectively and efficiently accomplish their mission.

Predictive Analytics World for Government is supported by Premier Sponsors: Deloitte, IBM, SAS, StatSoft and leading organizations such as Salford Systems, International Institute for Analytics (IIA) and The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

PAW-GOV is a must for government executives, program managers, financial and HR managers, CIOs and CTOs, law enforcement, and analytics professionals. Register by August 12th and realize $100 in savings.

About Elder Research, Inc.
Elder Research Inc. (ERI) is a leading consulting company in data mining, predictive analytics, text mining and optimization. Since its founding in 1995, ERI has helped leading government agencies and Fortune Global 500® companies solve real-world problems and take advantage of new business opportunities. Drawing from theory and experience in diverse professional fields and multiple industries, ERI brings cutting-edge research into front-line practice to achieve return on investment for its clients. Elder Research, Inc., headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia and has a growing office in Washington, DC, is leading the conference program for Predictive Analytics World for Government.

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