Government Performance Community of Practice Update for May

Government Performance Community of Practice Update for May 4 to 10, 2013
 
This list, as well as lists from past weeks and other resources, is also available through the Performance CoP wiki athttp://wiki.gao.gov/wiki/index.php/Government_Performance_Community_of_Practice.
 
 
Performance Management
Theodore H. Poister, Obed Q. Pasha, and Lauren Hamilton Edwards, Public Administration Review
Although performance management processes are widely assumed to be beneficial in improving organizational performance in the public sector, there is insufficient empirical evidence to back this claim. In this article, the authors examine the impact of performance management practices on organizational effectiveness in a particular segment of the public transit industry in the United States.
 
Dan Chenok, Business of Government
Among the IBM Center’s main activities is the sponsorship of research on issues affecting government leaders that points to practical recommendations for government.
 
Innovation
Steve Towns, Government Technology
When it comes to innovation in government, Ted Gaebler literally wrote the book. His 1992 best-seller, Reinventing Government: How the Entrepreneurial Spirit Is Transforming the Public Sector, influenced a generation of public policy experts and managers. In it, the authors argued that governments needed to rethink industrial-era bureaucracies and develop new techniques suited to the Information Age.
 
Innovategov
Many advocates in both government and private enterprise seek to bring about a transformation to the relationship between government and citizenry. Recently, one of the highest profile figures in state government has led a charge to create the next generation of government-public interaction through technology
 
Open Government/Transparency
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
The administration’s new policy and executive order released Thursday are the forcing functions to make data accessible and open that has been missing over the last decade.
 
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
Under an executive order, civilian agencies must produce data in open, machine-readable form to promote public access and commercial use.
 
Mark Micheli, Excellence in Government
Podcast on how the the White House’s “We the People” initiative is creating a new model for citizen engagement.
 
Performance Budgeting
Paul Posner, Management Insights
Making spending decisions based on evidence and analysis can be hardest to do in times of austerity, but that’s precisely when these tools are most useful.
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