Accountability and Performance Weekly – October 24-November 6, 2020

Performance & Management

Why Merit Matters

Donald F. Kettl, Government Executive

Governance isn’t a solo act and it won’t work well if we don’t trust the experts who are giving us advice.

Open Data and Analytics

One year in, where does the Federal Data Strategy go from here?

Jory Heckman, Federal News Network

Nearly a year after the governmentwide Chief Data Officers Council held its first meeting, members of the council are looking to move agencies beyond “quick wins” and one-off solutions to build stronger data literacy from the top-down.

Industry pushes agencies on automating data governance under Federal Data Strategy

Dave Nyczepir, FedScoop

Industry wants the Federal Data Strategy’s 2021 Action Plan to require agencies to use technology that automates data governance.

CDOs want more data sharing in next Federal Data Strategy action plan

Dave Nyczepir, FedScoop

Chief data officers want to see more opportunities for data sharing and agency partnerships included in the Federal Data Strategy 2021 Action Plan expected in December.

CDC wants a cloud platform to centralize COVID-19 testing data

Billy Mitchell, FedScoop

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the nation’s medical response to detect and track COVID-19 cases, it’s looking for a cloud platform that can better centralize data reported by testing facilities

Customer Service

Leveraging emerging technologies to transform the citizen experience

Marc Manger, Alan P. Balutis, FCW

To effectively deliver a 21st century experience, agencies must prioritize modernizing digital call centers with these emerging technologies.

Pandemic Response

How Agencies Can Better Combat Fraud in Federal Programs

Erik Ekwurzel, Government Executive

CARES Act implementation problems highlight the need for more effective oversight in safeguarding taxpayer dollars.

How Government Agencies Can Use Tech to Safely Get Back to Their Workplaces

Will Wise, Nextgov

Now is the time to prioritize collaboration between the IT, physical security and human resources teams.

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