Accountability and Performance Weekly – March 2-8

Census’ Big Data Innovation Program Infects HHS with Promising Results
Aaron Boyd, Nextgov
Officials at HHS took an idea from their colleagues at Census to use big data and public-private collaboration to design systems that can save lives.

Creating a data-first culture at federal agencies
Josh Parenteau, Federal Computer Week
Agencies need to emphasize the connection between analytics and outcomes.

Why States Need a Data Officers Leadership Network
Tyler Kleykamp, Government Technology
In a short period of time, the number of state chief data officers has exploded and it’s why a new network has formed to support their distinct challenges and opportunities with managing and using data.

Trump administration to focus on data as an IT enabler
Jessie Bur, Federal Times
The federal government will need to ensure that it has reliable, accessible data sources in order to pursue more modern technological advancements, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Here’s one sign the federal workforce is game for OMB’s automation, AI push
Nicole Ogyrsko, Federal News Network
The administration said it sees 2019 as the year to establish familiarity with the federal workforce that it’s up to the task of deploying artificial intelligence, robotics and other new technology.

Defense Dominates Experiment in Streamlined Bidding for Innovation
Anne Laurent, Government Executive
Civilian agencies are missing an opportunity.

Risk Management
GAO ticks DoD supply chain management, weather satellite data gaps off high-risk list
Jory Heckman, Federal News Network
GAO has taken two items off its high-risk list, a governmentwide inventory of programs that put agencies on-notice about major threats of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.

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