Provides insight for government agencies and nonprofit organizations on implementing, using and analyzing performance measurements with big data.

“This report provides a number of recommendations for making use of [data analytics] tools to help speed up the development and use of modern technology. Technology-related problems exist, especially the need to provide user-friendly devices that can enable the manager of the 21st century to download at any time and in any location, from some form of electronic device, information that enables them to drill down into the latest available data. This is data that in the past would have required an excessive amount of time and resources to obtain. And, all of this achieved without requiring more than a basic knowledge of analytical methods” (preface). “A number of the recommendations take advantage of the significant advances in relevant technology and also incorporate basic elements of program evaluation into performance measurement systems…Advances in information technology (IT) and lowered costs of basic hardware and software make many of the recommendations here feasible for even small organizations” (p. 4). (Abstractor: Author)