Accountability and Performance Weekly – Jan 18-24

Initiative aims to find and fix federal inefficiencies
Frank Konkel, Federal Computer Week
The Government Transformation Initiative, a coalition of corporations and nonprofits seeking to improve government operations, is pushing legislation that would create a federal board with the authority not only to assess operational practices within agencies, but provide actionable solutions to Congress and the president.

Watchdog: Pentagon’s Efficiency Effort Lacks Proper Metrics
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Budget cuts and lax metrics have slowed a three-year-old push by the Defense Department to track its efficiency initiatives, the Government Accountability Office reported.

Innovation claims innovation honor
Federal Computer Week
The General Services Administration’s, which uses contests to engage with the public and spark new ideas, is the winner of the Innovations in American Government Award.

Open Government
Agencies ‘open the door’ to innovative uses of social media
Shefali Kapadia, Federal News Radio
More than 60 social media apps are now available to agencies, allowing them to select the best method to meet their missions.

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