Federal News Countdown: Social impact money, data disclosure rules

Two experts in the world of the federal government choose and rank the three news stories from the current week that they think are most important to people who work for the federal government. This discussion gives Federal employees and contractors a chance to hear what their peers are thinking about, talking about and dealing with.

Guests on the Federal News Countdown:

  • Jon Desenberg, Policy Director, Performance Institute
  • Dan Mintz, Principal, ESEM Consulting

Jon Desenberg’s stories:

#3 Initiative aims to find and fix federal inefficiencies (FCW)


#2 Microsoft Abolishes Employee Evaluation System (The New York Times)

#1 Goldman Sachs, hedge fund billionaire back $27M social impact bond (CNBC)

Dan Mintz’s stories:

#3 Railroad Retirement Board sets strategy to move off COBOL (Federal News Radio)

#2 Report: White House seeks to defang transparency bill (FCW)

#1 U.S. Relaxes Some Data Disclosure Rules (The New York Times)