Government Performance Community of Practice Update for May

Government Performance Community of Practice Update for May 18 to 24, 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
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
Federal CIO will take over while a permanent replacement for Jeffrey Zients is found.
 
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
The Office of Management and Budget is finalizing a new directive to change federal financial management processes.
 
Analytics
Stephen Goldsmith, Better, Faster, Cheaper
The ever-growing volume of information created and captured by the modern digitized world is an opportunity for government to reinvent itself.
 
Mark Rockwell, Federal Computer Week
Big data isn’t the deep well of critical information it’s cracked up to be if the person or systems peering into it don’t know what they’re looking for.

Efficiency/Reorganization
Molly Bernhart Walker, FierceGovernment
GAO’s annual report on overlap and duplication identifies 380 actions to make government more efficient. Despite White House efforts to make meaningful progress in this area, it is hamstrung, said GAO Comptroller General Eugene Dodaro.
 
John Kamensky, Business of Government
Benjamin Franklin famously said that “time is money.” But does government know how to implement this maxim seriously? Now there is a new study that shows how they can do it!
 
Amber Corrin, Federal Computer Week
A GAO report, echoing longstanding criticisms, diagnoses the causes of DOD’s sputtering modernization progress.
 
Charles Prow, ICM Center for the Business of Government
Through fast government, public-sector leaders make time a key performance metric in government efficiency and effectiveness initiatives—time saved by streamlining operations, improving the quality of government services, and reducing barriers to citizen engagement.
 
Open Government
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
U.S. CTO Todd Park believes the government’s Digital Government Strategy will create a ‘treasure trove’ of economic opportunity. One year in, that benefit is in short supply, but other gains are emerging.
 
Emily Jarvis, GovLoop
An interview with Sheila Campbell, the Director for Excellence in Digital Government at GSA, on how Challenge.gov is a place where government and the public can come together in an innovative way.
 
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Government Performance Community of Practice Update for May

Government Performance Community of Practice Update for May 11 to 17, 2013

 

This list, as well as lists from past weeks and other resources, is also available through the Performance CoP wiki at http://wiki.gao.gov/wiki/index.php/Government_Performance_Community_of_Practice.

 

 

Performance Management

Public Management and the Challenge of the Last Mile of Service Delivery

Feather O’Connor Houstoun, Management Insights

Sometimes even the best program design and execution fail to get a government service to a recipient who needs it. There are ways to overcome those final hurdles.

 

Al Gore: Feds Have America’s Back

Kellie Lunney, Government Executive

Gore said the Clinton administration’s reinventing government movement during the 1990s started three “revolutions” that are embedded in government management today—a focus on results-oriented performance, innovation and customers.

 

Analytics

Are Dashboards Dead? Or is Big Data Making them Relevant Again?

Emily Jarvis, GovLoop

With the emergence of big data and data analytics, dashboards are making a resurgence.

 

Efficiency/Reorganization

Agencies Need Congress’ Help to Weed Out Duplicate Programs

Charles Clark, Government Executive

The success of any Obama administration bid to eliminate overlapping or duplicative programs may hinge on bipartisan cooperation from a turf-conscious Congress as well as clear and enduring metrics, a Senate panel was told.

 

Innovation

Reinventing Innovation

John Kamensky, Business of Government

How can government create a culture of innovation?

 

Invite Failure – What the Innovative Agencies Are Doing Right

Emily Jarvis, GovLoop

In order for an agency to be innovative you have to empower your employees and leave room for failure. So which agencies are doing that effectively?

 

Leadership

Why the SES Doesn’t Work, And How to Fix It

John Kamensky, Excellence in Government

America’s got talent, but it doesn’t work like it’s supposed to.

 

Developing Senior Executive Capabilities to Address National Priorities

Bruce Barkley, IBM Center for the Business of Government

This report is intended to spark a discussion of how to create a cadre of experienced career senior executives who can lead major, cross-agency initiatives on national priorities.

 

Open Government

Analysts Assess Federal Open Data Policy

Sarah Rich, Government Technology

Following the new Open Data Executive Order and the release of new Open Data Policy Guidelines, analysts have been speaking out, many of whom appear to be in favor of both the order and its new guidelines.

 

 

Government Performance Community of Practice Update for March 16 to 22, 2013

 

This list, as well as lists from past weeks and other resources, is also available through the Performance CoP wiki at http://wiki.gao.gov/wiki/index.php/Government_Performance_Community_of_Practice.

 

 

Performance Management 

Air Force meets fuel efficiency goal several years early

Jared Serbu, Federal News Radio

An example of how goal setting can drive improvements in processes and practices.

 

Trust and Confidence: The Fertile Soil for Effective Goal Setting

David Schmidtchen, Public Administration Review

The focus on “organizational citizenship behavior” moves away from the mechanics of developing goals or ticking boxes in a performance management process to thinking more deeply about how leaders and managers might structure work so that people willingly give their motivation, commitment, and engagement to achieve organizational goals.

 

Efficiency/Reorganization

Building a Culture of Efficiency in Government

Stephen Goldsmith, Better, Faster, Cheaper

Small savings can add up to real money–and better services.

 

Open Government/Transparency

What’s the Status of Gov 2.0?

Emily Jarvis, GovLoop

Insights from an expert panel on the use of Web 2.0 tools in government.

 

What Are The Gov 2.0 Biggest Challenges?

Bryce Bender, GovLoop

Experts also discuss the challenges facing the implementation of Web 2.0 tools at all levels of government.

 

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