Accountability and Performance Weekly – June 3-9

Experts urge agencies to remove emotion and fear from data analytics, focus on value of information
Meredith Somers, Federal News Radio
When it comes to data analytics at federal agencies, other areas for improvement include access and ownership, and avoiding the habit of sticking to the status quo.

An overview of Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth, with lessons for other areas of social policy: An interview with Thaddeus Ferber, Vice President, Forum for Youth Investment
Andy Feldman, Gov Innovator Podcast
Performance Partnership Pilots allow jurisdictions to have additional flexibility in using discretionary funds across multiple Federal programs, in exchange for a commitment to achieve significant improvements for disconnected youth.

Creative vs. Transactional Collaboration
Asha Curran, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Collaboration that builds organizational capacity, moves people to take part, and propels the sector forward involves true co-creation and uses the unique strengths of each partner as building blocks.

Executive Branch Developed Resources to Support Implementation, but Guidance Could Better Reflect Leading Practices
Government Accountability Office
Agencies have developed guidance, staff positions, and websites to support the use of open innovation, but guidance for the implementation of open innovation initiatives does not fully reflect leading practices.

Most Feds Say Agencies Aren’t Interested in Their Ideas
Tom Shoop, Government Executive
Earlier this year, Trump administration officials said they would seek out the input of federal employees as they craft plans for reforming and reorganizing government.

Report looks at cause and effect of digital service teams in government
Tony Ware, Federal Times
The rise of “IT start-ups” within government has helped attract talent to address federal IT implementation challenges.

The Agility That Governments Need for a Disruptive Age
Russ Linden, Governing
Public-sector organizations aren’t designed for it, but some are finding ways to make it part of their culture.

Open Government
Visualization Takes Open Data to the Next Level
David Raths, Government Technology
An in-depth look at five interactive websites that offer fresh views of data.

You Can’t Run Government Like ‘a Great American Company’
John Low, Government Executive
With the right approach, the Trump administration does have a real opportunity to transform it.

Executive Branch Vacancies Jeopardize Trump’s Planned Reforms
Charles Clark, Government Executive
The administration is attempting to develop a comprehensive plan for reorganizing the federal government—a proven challenge under any circumstances—when hundreds of top agency jobs remain vacant or are occupied by officials serving in an acting capacity.

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