Accountability and Performance Weekly – March 31-April 6

President’s Management Agenda
How to Respond to the President’s Management Agenda
Steve Goodrich, Government Executive
The author writes that agencies should take a deliberate approach to this new opportunity.

Analytics/Evaluation
‘Data + Use = Value’ is the motto for new USASpending.gov
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
The Treasury Department is launching a series of new data analysis tools to let people have access to a treasure trove of contracts, grants and other spending information.

Treasury Builds Data Lab To Inspire ‘Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Government’
Aaron Boyd, Nextgov
The Data Transparency Office went beyond the DATA Act mandate to build visualizations showing where agencies’ $500 billion in contract spending goes each year.

FDA, data analytics and the opioid crisis
Tom Temin, Federal News Radio
The Food and Drug Administration uses a big data analytics approach to better understanding prescription patterns and the opioid crisis.

Customer Service
Bill Would Create Federal Customer Service Standards
Frank Konkel, Government Executive
Once set, the legislation would also bake them into agency performance plans.

Innovation
Is DOD overlooking its own innovators?
Lauren Williams, Federal Computer Week
Silicon Valley has become synonymous with innovation, but government leaders might be missing out on what’s going on in their own labs.

Open Government
Digital Literacy Is at the Heart of a Thriving Smart City
Skip Descant, Government Technology
During the Smart Cities Conference thought leaders broke down the issues facing technology deployments and the importance of bringing constituents along.

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