Accountability and Performance Weekly – June 1-7

OMB releases final data strategy, draft action plan
Troy Schneider, Federal Computer Week
Feedback on the 16-point implementation plan is due July 5.

OMB’s new strategy gives agencies operational, tactical guide to increasing the value of federal data
Jason Miller, Federal News Network
OMB has released its federal data strategy, giving agencies 40 goals to improve the accessibility, value and security of data.

16 Things OMB Wants Agencies to Accomplish in the Data Strategy’s First Year
Aaron Boyd, Nextgov
Agencies and other stakeholders have until July 5 to comment on the draft action plan, which includes hard deliverables for all of government.

6 ways for government CDOs to succeed
Alan Jacobson, Federal Computer Week
The government agency chief data officer role comes with nuances, and to ensure success, officials need to be mindful of far more than simply structuring datasets.

The Downside of Social Impact Bonds
Nadine Pequeneza, Stanford Social Innovation Review
After more than three years researching social impact bonds, a filmmaker argues we need to consider the ways they might be doing more harm than good.

Senior Executives Association Teams Up with Freelance Gig Exchange
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Collaboration aims to broaden opportunities for agency subject-matter experts.

OPM-GSA merger scuttled in House approps bill
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
The bill does not contain any of the funding requested by the White House to merge most of OPM into GSA, and includes language designed to stop work on planning for such a merger.

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