Accountability and Performance Weekly – October 1-7

Big Data, Big Cities, Big Deal
John Kamensky, Business of Government
Big Data is increasingly seen as a Big Deal, especially in mid-sized and big cities. But why? What can government leaders vs. data experts get from it?

Commerce Department spearheading project to ‘take data the last mile’
Meredith Somers, Federal News Radio
The Commerce Department  announced it would be spearheading the ongoing Opportunity Projects, an effort to use big data to solve issues like housing, hiring and healthcare.

Customer Service
Mobile Solutions Can Drive Citizen Engagement for Government
Lori Feller and Dan Chenok, Business of Government
Agencies can leverage mobile platforms to enhance citizen services.

Pay for Success: Separating Fact From Fear
Justin Milner, Government Executive
In an era of tight budgets, finding innovative ways to fund social programs and improve the lives of Americans has become more important than ever. One strategy that has gained prominence in recent years is “pay for success.”

Pentagon advisory board rolls out innovation plan
Sean Carberry, Federal Computer Week
The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Advisory Board said there is no shortage of ideas and innovation in the military, but what is lacking is the means to share and build on innovative ideas.

New innovative positions creating ‘cool kids club,’ officials worry
Sarah Ehlinger, FedScoop
Government needs to stop creating new positions as a blanket solution for its innovation problems, according to Washington, D.C. CTO Archana Vemulapalli.

Two Years Later: The Future of Government Digital Services
Darcie Piechowski, Business of Government
The second anniversary of the US Digital Service (USDS) provides the opportunity to consider the future of digital government.

Can a New Work Design Help the Government?
Stewart Liff, Government Executive
What you can learn from the agencies that pioneered different approaches.

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