Accountability and Performance Weekly – August 19-25

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Evidence and Innovation
Andrew Feldman, Richard Frank, and Christopher Spera, Government Executive
How Congress and the Health and Human Services Department can reduce opioid-related deaths.

‘Big challenge’ ahead for procurement, grants reporting under DATA Act
Meredith Somers, Federal News Radio
It took federal agencies’ four years to go from introduction to implementation of the DATA Act, so what will it take to get 2,300 grant-making programs and 3,200 procurement offices to do the same?

Drowning in Data, Cities Turn to ‘Citizen Scientists’
Tod Newcombe, Governing
Governments have more data than they have the manpower to handle. Some recruit volunteers to help analyze it all, but they’re far from being experts in data.

Making Government’s Massive Programs Work: Now It’s the Law
Dan Chenok, Government Executive
Implementing the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act.

Can reorg plans get agencies off the high-risk list?
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
As agencies continue preparations to submit their reorganization plans, many also have to reckon with their places on the Government Accountability Office’s high-risk list.

GAO Chief Dismisses ‘Legend’ that Agencies Can’t Escape High-Risk List
Charles Clark, Government Executive
The effort to gather agency ideas for reorganizing to boost efficiency are “a perfect” opportunity to use GAO’s high-risk list as a tool.

Open Government
‘Imagine Boston 2030’ Dashboard Seeks to Bolster City Government Accountability
Zack Quaintance, Government Technology
Platform condenses 472-page plan into simple progress metrics that cover all of the goals within Boston’s first citywide project in 50 years.

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