Accountability and Performance Weekly – November 3-9

Draft Federal Data Strategy Too ‘Unwieldy’ to Implement, Stakeholders Say
Aaron Boyd, Nextgov
Stakeholders who use, generate and rely on federal data got a chance to speak directly to fellows working on the strategy set for release next year.

OPM offers up more guidance on implementing the rest of Trump’s executive orders
Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Network
Agencies have more guidance now from the Office of Personnel Management about how they should continue to comply with the president’s May executive orders — and respect a recent court order that invalidated several key provisions of them.

Expect ‘profound change’ with House oversight’s approach to federal workforce, government reform
Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Network
House Democrats say the Oversight and Government Reform Committee will refocus on investigations of the executive branch, questions of cabinet-level ethics and a new twist on issues that concern the federal workforce.

Arkansas’ Ambitious Plan to Reorganize State Government
Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, Governing
The governor wants to downsize the number of cabinet-level agencies by more than half — without laying people off.

Open Government
When Citizen Engagement Becomes Too Much
Alan Ehrenhalt, Governing
Politicians say they want citizens to be involved. But it can make things harder to achieve.

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