Accountability and Performance Weekly – April 18-24

Ryan, Murray Reintroduce Bipartisan Evidence-based Policymaking Commission Bill
Patrick Lester, Social Innovation Research Center
Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray reintroduced legislation (H.R. 1831 / S. 991) that would establish a bipartisan commission to make recommendations to Congress and the president on how best to expand the use of data to evaluate the effectiveness of federal programs and tax expenditures.

A $42 Million Bet on Cities and the Power of Data
Stephen Goldsmith, Governing
A new Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative aims to help 100 cities govern more effectively.

The Special Skills an Innovation Team Leader Needs
Stephen Goldsmith, Governing
Directing a city-government “i-team” demands distinctive traits that are unique to the process.

Effective Data Drives Innovation and Efficiency
A study from the University of Texas aimed to investigate, among other performance indicators, direct relationships between effective data and business innovation and operational efficiency.

Open Government
Sorry, open data: Americans just aren’t that into you
Adam Mazmanian and Jonathan Lutton, Federal Computer Week
A new survey finds limited public knowledge of government’s open data efforts — and equally underwhelming enthusiasm.

Who Cares About Open Data?
Colin Wood, Government Technology
A vocal minority of government and civic activists say open data is the future, but the public is largely unconcerned.

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