Accountability and Performance Weekly – September 20-26

What Do We Know About Inter-Organizational Networks?
John Kamensky, Business of Government
As Millennials join the workforce, they are bringing their propensity for social networking into the workplace. As a result, network-centered approaches to doing work will likely become more prevalent.

First of its Kind Venture Capital Fund Pumps Millions into GovTech Startups
Jack Moore, Nextgov
Over the past 15 months or so, a California-based venture capital fund has been quietly raising millions of dollars for a handful of technology startups designed to make the government work more efficiently.

Why large government IT projects fail
David Elfanbaum, Federal Computer Week
The conspiracy of hope begins when the government puts out requests for proposals for projects that are too large, long-term and complex for contractors to make credible proposals. Agile development offers a potential remedy, with large projects developed and delivered in small increments.

Open Government
The skinny on the White House’s new open-government initiatives
Colby Hochmuth, Federal Computer Week
The White House’s latest open-government plan includes four new or expanded initiatives aimed at promoting education to increase awareness and engagement, delivering government services more effectively through IT, increasing spending transparency and using big data to support openness and accountability.

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