The Committee Watching Over Pandemic Funds Spending
The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, or PRAC, is behind what is arguably the nation’s largest data analytics project and has worked directly with state and local governments since the early months of the pandemic. The committee is evaluating spending from more than 400 programs across more than 40 agencies and establishing several valuable databases for practitioners and other transparency stakeholders. Last week, the PRAC launched a new dashboard tracking spending from the $350 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.
OMB Highlights Progress on President’s Management Agenda
Federal News Network
The Office of Management and Budget, in an update to Performance.gov on Friday, outlined targets agencies met in the third quarter of fiscal 2022 to empower the federal workforce and deliver a higher standard of customer service to the public.
San Francisco Data Spreads, Becomes a Model
Joy Bonaguro launched the San Francisco Data Academy during her time with the city. Now as California’s chief data officer, she’s expanding and improving the model to support agency-level analytics.
Steve Ballmer Is Building a “Moneyball” for Government
New York Times
In 2014, Ballmer created an early version of USAFacts, a website that set out to answer his own questions about the way American government works — and doesn’t work. . . . Eight years on, USAFacts is a nonprofit group that now produces an annual report on the state of the country,
Federal Funds Helping Cities Build Long-Term Data Capacity
As well as supporting individual projects related to public safety, affordable housing, education and economic development, historic federal funds are also helping cities and states to build their capacity in using data to improve performance and transparency.
Resource of the Week: Local Government ARPA Investment Tracker
National League of Cities, Brookings Metro & National Association of Counties
The Local Government American Rescue Plan Act Investment Tracker is an online resource that compiles information from local governments to offer a detailed picture of how large cities and counties (with populations of at least 250,000) are deploying ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund dollars.