Accountability and Performance Update – February 20-26, 2021

Performance & Management

GovExec Daily: Ten Years of Federal Performance Management

Adam Butler, Ross Gianfortune, Government Executive

Georgetown’s Dr. Donald Moynihan joins the podcast to discuss the reasons for optimism after a decade of the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act.

Open Data and Analytics

Federal Data Service looks to borrow from success of agency dashboard projects

Dave Nyczepir, FedScoop

The under-development Federal Data Service is set to focus on accelerating agencies’ data maturity with dashboard projects, like those the U.S. Department of Agriculture has undertaken the past few years.

Open Government and Innovation

Machine learning speeding up patent classifications at USPTO

Dave Nyczepir, FedScoop

Machine learning is helping the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shorten the time it takes to assign patent applications to examiners, instead of having to redo its entire classification process, according to CIO Jamie Holcombe.

Air Force picks 15 airmen-designed projects to automate menial tasks

Jackson Barnett, FedScoop

The Air Force’s Vice Chief’s Challenge yielded 15 winning ideas based on technology to help automate menial tasks and give airmen new opportunities to get their hands on code.

Pandemic has spawned all sorts of government innovations, and not all at the federal level

Tom Temin, Federal Drive, FNN

The IBM Center for the Business of Government has put together a series of essays that examine the lessons learned and the innovation success. Leadership Fellow Michael Keegan joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some of the findings.

Virtual Tools Allow Agencies to Onboard New Workers from a Distance

Heather B. Hayes, FedTech

Some of the practices are so efficient that they may become a permanent part of the hiring process

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