Accountability and Performance Weekly – July 21-27

OPM Begins Planning Its Reorganization Despite Pushback From Lawmakers
Eric Katz, Government Executive
Appropriations bill provisions would block unilateral efforts to reshape the Office of Personnel Management, the General Services Administration and other agencies.

Moving Beyond ‘Boxology’
John Kamensky, Government Executive
Government reform will demand more than just reshuffling the organization chart. So far, there are some positive signs.

A path to deal with data chaos and avoid mission failure
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
Agencies should take a three-step process to help them answer questions using data.

White House looks to GEAR up
Mark Rockwell, Federal Computer Week
The Trump administration wants input on a new center that would bring together government and industry researchers and academics to help modernize processes and services.

Getting past the buzzwords on innovation
Lauren Williams, Federal Computer Week
If the Army’s new Futures Command is going to be a success, the service’s culture will have to change.

Inside the agency where you wish you worked
Jessie Bur, Federal Times
The U.S. Digital Service doesn’t look or operate like a typical government office. Step inside an organization bringing private sector innovation to public sector problems.

Open Government
Only One-Quarter of Agencies Publishing Timely, Accurate Spending Data, Says GAO
Jack Corrigan, Nextgov
Eight agencies submitted financial data that was more than 75 percent wrong.

The DATA Act compliance struggle is real
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
After more than a year’s worth of DATA Act reporting, just six of the 24 CFO Act agencies submitted data agency watchdogs considered complete.

The Roadmap to Engaging Government’s Employees
Robert Lavigna, Governing
Surveying them is the first step. It’s important to do it right — and then act on the results.

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