Accountability and Performance Weekly – August 24-September 6

OMB’s CyberStat program is ‘evolving’
Derek Johnson, Federal Computer Week
Following an audit that found OMB could be making better use of the cybersecurity reviews, Federal CISO Grant Schneider said agency is looking at revamping the program ahead of next fiscal year.

How Satellite Technology is Helping the Government Make Data-Driven Decisions
Douglas Postman, Nextgov
Overhead space systems can capture and deliver visual data far more effectively than ever before.

Treasury Dept. to overhaul CFO role with focus on data-driven decision-making
Jory Heckman, Federal News Network
The President’s Management Agenda addressed the need for agencies to overhaul their approach to customer experience, but the Treasury Department has drafted a plan to put those ideas into practice.

Can the civil service be broken?
Jeff Neal, Federal News Network
The author says he didn’t used to think so, but the recent USDA situation makes him think the civil service might in fact be broken.

Promoting Chief Data Officers in Data Strategy Will Lead to a Major Government Transformation
Jane Wiseman, Data Coalition
The author, CEO at the Institute for Excellence in Government, offers her perspective on the Fderal Data Strategy and recommendations for facilitating data literacy and data leadership in government.

For DOD, Innovation Isn’t the Problem. So What Is?
Aaron Boyd, Nextgov
Three officials from varying military offices focused on innovation asserted that the department’s research and development game is strong, it’s the follow-through that causes problems.

The Trump Administration’s Plan to Usher in ‘Second Bold Era’ of Science and Technology
Aaron Boyd, Nextgov
The administration’s lead budget and science policy shops released an outline of funding priorities to maintain America’s competitiveness through research and development of new technologies.

DHS, OMB prep bug bounty rollout
Derek Johnson, Federal Computer Week
The agencies are seeking public comment on how to structure information collection activities related to its new vulnerability disclosure program.

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