Accountability and Performance Weekly – April 7-13

CBP leverages tech, data sharing to fight illegal opioids
Mark Rockwell, Federal Computer Week
New detection technology, as well as increasing shipping data sharing with China helps in the border fight against fentanyl, according to the Customs and Border Protection leader.

GSA Is Giving a Bird’s Eye View of Emerging Government Tech
Jack Corrigan, Nextgov
The initiative aims to cut through the “bureaucracy” that blinds federal techies to other agencies’ projects.

Enough Innovation Already!
Kevin Starr, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Innovation without replication is a waste of time.

Civil Service Reform Must Be a Priority
Howard Risher, Government Executive
OPM Director Jeff Pon recently promised sweeping changes in government’s HR practices. The author writes that initiative can’t start soon enough.

Open Government
Citizen scientists are the new community activists
Courtland Milloy, Washington Post
A new breed of community activist has emerged: the citizen scientist. They are ordinary residents using a basic understanding of civics and science in service to the health of their communities.

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