Accountability and Performance Weekly – May 6-12

New spending site debuts
Sara Friedman, Federal Computer Week
The Treasury released on the new beta version of, designed to show off the financial information collected and disseminated under the DATA Act.

The power of the DATA Act begins to emerge
Meredith Somers, Federal News Radio
On a recent May day at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Innovation Center in Washington, D.C., about 50 creative minds opened their laptops and dove into 100,000 federal spending reports.

DATA Act: More ‘boon’ than ‘boondoggle’ for agencies
Meredith Somers, Federal News Radio
The three-year implementation is going well, while agency managers breathe a sigh of relief even as they prepare for the next step.

Oversight Committee to Treasury: Get tough on DATA Act
Carten Cordell, Federal Times
With DATA Act reporting underway, the House Oversight Committee wants implementation fixes in place.

As big deadline hits, lawmakers warn on long-term risks to Data Act
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
As agencies are wrapping up submissions for the DATA Act’s first deadline, transparency advocates and lawmakers are framing the milestone date more as a starting point.

A Blueprint for SES Reform
Ron Sanders, Government Executive
A set of specific recommendations for transforming the government’s senior executive corps.

Reorganization order creates low morale, hurts mission, federal managers say
Terry Wing, Federal News Radio
As they put together their agency restructuring plans, agency leaders have expressed doubt about the process.

In planning for the reorg, Price encourages employees to help him ‘reimagine’ HHS
Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Radio
Department secretaries have been making the rounds, outlining their plans to reorganize their agencies and detailing how those strategies may involve or impact their workforce. HHS Secretary Tom Price offered his view and asked that HHS employees view upcoming reorganization efforts as an opportunity.

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