Accountability and Performance Weekly – April 30-May 6

Hundreds of comments shape final Data Act schema
Zach Noble, Federal Computer Week
Treasury has released its finalized playbook, the Data Act Information Model Schema (DAIMS).

4 Reasons Data Analytics Often Fail
Tod Newcombe, Governing
But despite all the successful implementations of analytics, many such projects actually fail.

Determining if your program is having a positive impact (i.e., impact evaluation 101)
Andy Feldman, Gov Innovator Podcast
How can you determine the impact of your program? And which strategies may sound useful but are unlikely to produce accurate answers?

Want to Be A White House Leadership Development Fellow?
Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
The program gives emerging agency leaders an opportunity to spend a year working on cross-agency management priorities and goals identified by the administration.

Customer Service
Delivering citizen services with one weird trick
Zach Noble, Federal Computer Week
Federal website designers might be surprised by what users want once they use analytics to actually measure users’ desires.

How Government Leaders Have Handled Downsizing and Other Big Changes
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Engaging the workforce in every step of the transformation process is critical, says one agency head.

GSA wants to create a permanent home for innovation with new third service
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
GSA Administrator announced the creation of the Technology Transformation Service, which brings together 18F, the Presidential Innovation Fellows program and the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.

GSA unifies tech groups into single service
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
The Technology Transformation Service will entrench 18F, which was created in March 2014, as a permanent fixture of the federal bureaucracy.

Presidential Transition
OMB to Agencies: Craft Transition Materials, Not New Budget
Eric Katz, Government Executive
Federal agencies’ budget planners will spend their last months under President Obama preparing for their transition to the next administration rather than crafting funding requests.

5 Things the Next President Must Do Now to Avoid Being a Failed One-Termer
Don Kettl, Government Executive
Government is failing to adapt to the challenges it’s facing.

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