Accountability and Performance Weekly – March 18-24

Performance Management
Performance Specialists Like Trump’s Management Agenda
Charles Clark, Government Executive
They cite language about unleashing managers and using data to evaluate program effectiveness.

The Trump administration has a management agenda!
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
Steve Kelman digs into the administration’s budget blueprint, and finds clear signs of continuity for improving government management.

Transparency advocates pitch the next big thing in Big Data
Carten Cordell, Federal Times
The long-anticipated roll out of federal agency spending reporting required by the DATA Act is set for May, but that hasn’t kept transparency advocates from looking for new ways to make data work for government.

When Big Data Gets It Wrong
Adam Stone, Government Technology
The number of information sources streaming into government has never been greater. But is it making us smarter?

Reports of the Death of Big Data Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
Elaine Pittman, Government Technology
A close look at U.S. presidential election predictions shows that more investment in data, not less, is the way to avoid replicating these problems in the future.

Helping Government Leaders Convert Civic Data into Sound Policy
Adam Stone, Government Technology
A newly formed collaboration aims to organize efforts and blur the line between academic research and applied practice in Pacific Northwest cities.

How career feds will manage Trump’s government reorg
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
Without confirmed subcabinet officials, President Trump’s executive order calling for a federal government reorganization will be managed by agency chiefs and career executives.

Ex-OMB Controller Praises Trump’s Agency Reorganization Plan
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Mader likes “whole of government” view and 12-month lead time.

How Trump’s Plan to Reorganize Government Could Work
Steve Goodrich, Government Executive
We’ve seen this talk many times before, but done right, it could actually be successful.

Open Government
Open Data Can Make a Difference!
John Kamensky, Business of Government
Data can support the quality of important choices citizens make every day.

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