Performance Management
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
President Barack Obama met with his mostly new Cabinet Monday to detail how he wants agencies to continue improving federal services, making the government more efficient and opening up federal data to the public.
 
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
White House plans to leverage Cabinet, OMB director and innovation fellows for smarter government management.
 
John Kamensky, Business of Government
A recent GAO report on the executive branch’s approach to new requirements in the Government Performance and Results Act recommends that “OMB improve the implementation of the act.” But a sub-theme in the report describes how agencies are actually building a long-term, solid foundation for a performance-driven government.
 
Emily Jarvis, GovLoop
Interview with Jitinder Kohli on how the GPRA Modernization Act is changing performance management within the federal government.
 
Analytics
Natalie Lauri, Federal Computer Week
Although most managers report that taking stock of their program performance is helpful, they’re not doing it very often.
 
John Kamensky, Business of Government
OMB’s guidance to agencies on the development of their FY 2015 budgets promises that “OMB will issue a separate memo at a later date that encourages the increased use of evidence and evaluation, including rigorous testing of innovative strategies to build new knowledge of what works.” This encouragement comes on top of a foundation already under development in many agencies.
 
John Kamensky, Business of Government
The Obama Administration has built on efforts from the Bush Administration to embed the use of evidence and evaluation in making funding decisions. There are now four different types of initiatives underway, or proposed, in a range of federal agencies.
 
Efficiency/Reorganization
Andy Feldman, GovInnovator Blog
Continually improving service delivery is a critical ability for high-performing public agencies at the federal, state and levels — whether it’s innovating to better meet program participants’ needs, increasing efficiency, and solving problems in service delivery. A concept that public managers have borrowed from the private sector to improve service delivery is Lean Six Sigma.
 
Innovation
Stephen Goldsmith, Better, Faster, Cheaper
Some cities are finding ways to create the urgency and political will to produce permanent pipelines of innovation.
 
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