Accountability and Performance Weekly – June 8-28

How to make the Federal Data Strategy succeed
Steven Spano, Federal Computer Week
A chief data officer can drive strategy and execution, but a vision where every employee is empowered by data requires an environment where the right processes and analytic tools become the centerpiece of decisions.

How federal agencies can use agile development to apply open data
Joel Gurin and Katarina Rebello, FedScoop
Over the past three years, a small, dedicated team of federal innovators has been steadily transforming the way government agencies apply open government data.

How Some Agencies Are Rethinking Transparency
Brandi Vincent, Nextgov
It’s not just about posting products for the public, it’s about sharing how an agency got there, federal officials said.

ODNI’s new innovation division wants to be a ‘super-connector’
Dave Nyczepir, FedScoop
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence wants to maximize the innovations that are happening within the intelligence community, through a new division.

How to Transition Social Solutions to Government
Bvudzai Magadzire, Melissa West, Emily Lawrence, Julia Guerette & Barbara Jones-Singer, Stanford Social Innovation Review
A framework for nonprofit and private-sector organizations working to transfer the implementation of their solutions to government agencies.

Agencies ramp up use of challenge competitions
Mark Rockwell, Federal Computer Week
The White House and General Services Administration are tracking crowdsourcing along with technology challenges as paths to innovation.

Think Government Can’t Do Anything Quickly and Cheaply? Think Again.
Andrew Feldman, Government Executive
Looking to build a “test, learn and adapt” culture, federal agencies have conducted dozens of rapid, low-cost experiments over the last few years.

How a VC model can help government ‘spin in’ commercial innovation
William Eggers and Max Meyers, Federal Computer Week
Federal agencies should adapt external engagement models from corporate venture capital to take advantage of innovation in the commercial sector.

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