Data Analytics Help Thin Out the Haystack

You have likely heard the term “big data” frequently these days. From health care to marketing to law enforcement techniques, data analytics are driving decisions and improving outcomes.

At the OIG, data analytics — which include data mining, risk assessments, and predictive analytics — allow us to synthesize data in ways that help us better detect fraud and misconduct. Data analytics also help us identify the root causes of problems or inefficiencies, and then develop solutions.

 

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Top 10 Postal Stories of 2017

It’s that time of year again. Our annual list of the top 10 stories from the postal and logistics world. And who doesn’t love a list?

As always, we had no shortage of stories. In fact, the hardest part every year is narrowing the list down to 10. (Now we appreciate how difficult it is for the Football Bowl Series to rank college football programs for the annual four-team playoff!)

The OIG staff sifted through the postal-related news of 2017 and put together a top 10 list of stories. In reverse order of importance, here they are:

 

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  • 1 day 3 hours ago
    On priority mailing tracking you should always indicate the next location or post office the package is being sent to. Just to say next location tells me nothing.
  • 2 days 9 hours ago
    Thank you for evaluating and repairing postal buildings recognizing that these assets are important to their communities. I was unable to find current list of buildings that are to be repaired and...

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