Accountability and Performance Weekly – December 10-16

Report: Agencies Still Seek Data “Heroes”
Frank Konkel, Nextgov
Cybersecurity analytics, strategic decision-making and mission intelligence fared better in agencies with Chief Data Officers than non-CDO counterparts.

The Intelligence Data Problem Has Changed
Chris Trainor, Government Executive
The data problem faced by law enforcement and intelligence agency analysts is very different today from what it was in the past.

Cincinnati Uses Visual Dashboards to Demystify Government
Theo Douglas, Government Technology
CincyInsights, a new Cincinnati Web portal with 15 dashboards, uses city data in different ways to make city services more interactive and easy to understand.

What will Trump’s innovation policy look like?
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
Although specifics regarding innovation policy under a Trump administration remain unclear, Trump’s campaign promises to create manufacturing jobs for American workers, make better trade deals and increase military spending will likely play out in the technology sector.

Open Government
Obama Administration Urges Trump to Continue Progress on Crowdsourcing
Eric Katz, Government Executive
Citing research and recommendations by the Wilson Center, GSA highlighted work agencies have done with the public at large and said it should be expanded — and built more explicitly into agencies’ missions.

Open Government Act Clears Senate, Cheering Data Advocates
Charles Clark, Government Executive
The push for machine-readable data would empower chief information officers.

How Public Engagement is Evolving
Paul Taylor, Government Technology
The continuum of public engagement is bookended by social media and face-to-face consultations.

Presidential Transition
What the State Department Can Teach Agencies About Preparing New Appointees for the Job
Joseph Gurney, Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson, Government Executive
The State Department has long been a leader in providing a variety of onboarding activities for new ambassadors.

Trump’s Unorthodox Transition Leaves Government In Uncharted Territory
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Transition veterans and the array of good-government groups set up to provide guidance during the transition remain officially upbeat about the degree of consultation both before and after the election.

The Enduring Myth That Government Should Be Run Like a Business
Philip Joyce, Governing
The election of Donald Trump should remind us of the vast difference between managing a company and running a government.

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