Accountability and Performance Weekly – April 25-May 1

Open Data, Analytics, & Data Governance
Federal Manager’s Daily Report: Progress Reported on Data Strategy Milestones
Most of the first calendar quarter milestones in the Federal Data Strategy 2020 Action Plan have been fully met, several partially met and data collection is pending on several others.

Census Bureau launches surveys, data hub to track coronavirus impacts
Dave Nyczepir, fedscoop
The Census Bureau plans to fill holes in the government’s understanding of the coronavirus’ social and economic impacts with two new surveys and an interactive data hub.

AI success in federal health agencies starts with effective data management
Joachim Roski and Catherine Ordun, FCW
In just the few months since the virus erupted onto the world stage, governments and organizations have employed AI to track outbreaks and predict where future outbreaks will occur; research and develop treatments; diagnose the disease from CT lung scans; among other uses.

What’s New in Civic Tech: Gov Data Efforts Evolve in Crisis
Zach Quaintance, Government Technology
The Pittsburgh Department of Innovation and Performance’s GIS team has created a platform to map positive COVID-19 test results by neighborhood; the California Homeless Data System team is looking to hire new tech talent; a New York City group has rolled out a new Census messaging guide; and the Connecticut Data Collaborative is now hosting online events.

The coronavirus has turned this unlikely federal agency into a predictor of economic recovery
Andrew Eversden, Federal Times
The Transportation Department’s statistical agency may be able to offer clues as to when the U.S. economy will recover.

Management & Oversight
Creating an Oversight Toolkit to Ensure the CARES Act Delivers for the American People
Evan Lee, Nextgov
Inspectors general across government need modern tools in their fight against fraud.

GAO Gives Mixed Review of Selected Management Initiatives
GAO has given a mixed review of three initiatives in the administration’s government-wide reform plan,reviewing the transfer of background investigation responsibility from OPM to DoD, addressing the government’s shortage of cybersecurity workers, among others.

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