Accountability and Performance Weekly – October 28-November 3

Evidence-Based Policy Principles Take Legislative Form
Charles Clark, Government Executive
House Speaker Ryan and Sen. Murray would require all agencies to submit a plan for building evidence on program effectiveness.

With fast-moving evidence-based policy bill, agencies may add new C-suite member
Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Radio
Congress may move soon on legislation that would help agencies use existing metrics to make better data-driven decisions about their organization’s programs.

Ryan, Murray team up on evidence-based policy bill
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
Following up on the findings of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, Ryan and Murray introduced legislation to help improve how the federal government gathers and uses data.

Using Data: From Hammer to Flashlight
John Kamensky, Business of Government
The recommendations by the recent Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission are a significant step towards creating a better supply of data for researchers and policymakers. But the next step is huge – getting the resulting data used.

One City’s Data-Driven Transformation
William Eggers, Governing
In its war on blighted properties, New Orleans is demonstrating its leadership in the use of data analytics.

HHS’ opioid code-a-thon: Challenges go mainstream and mission-critical
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
The upcoming HHS contest could mark a new maturity for challenges as a procurement tool.

Innovating Philanthropy
Kathleen Kelly Janus, Stanford Social Innovation Review
A new generation is making a difference using powerful technology, inventing new financial models to better leverage capital, and rigorously focusing on getting proven results.

Can Other States Tap Tennessee’s Secret Sauce for Government Efficiency?
John Buntin, Governing
Once seen as a laggard in public administration, the state is now a leader.

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