Accountability and Performance Weekly – November 9-15

Performance Management
PIOs unearth the real value of data, analysis
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
Agency performance improvement officers are helping mission offices look beneath the data to find the real impact of their programs.

How to make performance management work
Emily Jarvis, GovLoop
Interview with former OMB official Robert Shea.

Performance Management: The Real Research Challenge
Shelley Metzenbaum, Public Administration Review
Practitioners can benefit significantly from research that reveals how significant changes in outcomes result from variations in practices.

Geek Cities: How Smarter Use of Data and Evidence Can Improve Lives
The Bridgespan Group
This report details how cities are using hard data and evidence to steer funding decisions and set priorities.

From Data to Decisions 3: Lessons from Early Analytics Programs
Partnership for Public Service
Lessons learned from long-standing data-driven efforts on how to start and sustain an analytics-based programs.

How to Get Past the ‘Big Data’ Hype
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Report suggests tying analytics to mission-critical goals and giving rank-and-file employees access.

White House announces big data partnerships
Frank Konkel, Federal Computer Week
The White House has unveiled several new partnerships among federal agencies, private companies, academia, state and local governments and nonprofits designed to deploy big data against many of the country’s big problems.

Predicting Famine Through Analytics
John Kamensky, Business of Government
Starving children have depended on warnings made by a federal interagency group that has worked together for more than 25 years to help international aid groups by predicting where famines in remote regions are occurring.

Taking on the Risk of Government
Dan Chenok, Government Executive
Managing and communicating risks effectively can enable mission performance.

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