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The Partnership hosted a West Coast virtual event highlighting lessons learned and keys to successful results regarding cross-sector collaboration. Code for America CEO Amanda Renteria and Joey Mercer, the principal investigator for NASA’s Scalable Traffic Management for Emergency Response Operations, each explained how they worked with government entities and others to benefit the public.
In 2021, the Federal Communications Commission launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a program that provided temporary discounts on internet services to qualifying low-income families in California. Last month, the Partnership hosted an event with three former federal leaders who worked to increase access to the program. The team shared lessons that other public sector leaders can use to improve access to services and develop better program outcomes.
Recent public opinion research conducted by the Partnership for Public Service and Freedman Consulting found that a majority of people who said the federal government does not play much of a role in their lives also stated they have received federal benefits or assistance such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, veteran’s benefits, food stamps or housing assistance. The data suggests that the lack of awareness of the source of these benefits has a real and significant effect on public support of government.
Based on interviews with agency leaders across government who conducted their own data maturity assessments, a report from the Partnership and Boston Consulting Group offers best practices to help agencies that are working through the earlier stages of data maturity assessment planning.
A recent national conducted found that only 40% of people in America trust the federal government to do what’s right. In this blog post, we explore whether the lack of trust in government by a majority of a country’s population is a unique situation for the United States or if similar issues can be found in other countries.
In staying true to our mission of building a better government and a stronger democracy, we highlighted some of our favorite reports from the past year and reflected on the lessons learned and knowledge gained.
To ensure that our research is relevant, accessible and effective, the Partnership has brought together a group of experts from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to form a Research Advisory Council.
In 2016, the California Health and Human Services Agency began merging data from disparate programs on a single platform, using standard data categories and definitions. This shift enabled the agency to respond more effectively and efficiently when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, the federal government struggled to collect accurate, comprehensive and timely disease data. To overcome this obstacle, a unit within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—the Situational Awareness team—worked around the clock to create more effective data collection processes that the CDC leadership and agency partners needed to make informed decisions.