Accountability and Performance Weekly – December 21-January 10

Evidence and Evaluation
Agencies Will Start 2020 With 20 Data Actions to Complete by Year’s End
Aaron Boyd, Nextgov
The administration released the Federal Data Strategy Action Plan for the next year, adding four more action items from the draft released in summer.

FDA’s Data Strategy Modernization Starts With Public Outreach
Aaron Boyd, Nextgov
FDA is overhauling the way it thinks about data and wants to start with feedback from employees and outside experts.

Data Standards for Grants Management Are Now the Law
Jeff Myers, Rujuta Waknis and Jason McGill, Nextgov
Standards will connect currently siloed reporting of incompatible grant data into compatible, open and transparent data that can be understood based on consistently defined data elements.

Federal agencies strive for OPEN Government Data Act compliance – and a Modern Data Experience can deliver
Nick Psaki, Federal News Network
The federal government is making strides with the OPEN Government Data Act, which demonstrates the critical role data plays in future innovation.

2019 in review: A chief data officer in every agency
Tajha Chappellet-Lanier, FedScoop
The signing of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act sent agencies running to find a CDO.

Government information sharing efforts remain a mixed bag
Derek B. Johnson, Federal Computer Week
The rollout of a new tool in 2017 has improved cybersecurity information sharing across the federal government, but other once promising programs are withering on the vine.

The New Practice of Public Problem Solving
Tara McGuinness & Anne-Marie Slaughter, Stanford Social Innovation Review
A new class of innovators is advancing the public good by figuring out what people actually need and then testing, improving, and scaling solutions that may already be out there. Here are the four elements of their method.

Federal Agencies Need a New Management Model
Howard Risher, Government Executive
Practices are out of sync with those proven to support successful, high performance work environments.

Navy Launches a New Civilian Human Capital Strategy for First Time in a Decade
Courtney Buble, Government Executive
The goal is to improve hiring, retention and employees’ experiences at work.

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