Accountability and Performance Weekly – May 17-23

Performance Management
The Reluctant Executive
Donald Kettl, Government Executive
The Obama administration can help cement the big steps already made: getting agency managers to decide which performance balls they most want to move down the field, producing good measures to keep score, making progress on crosscutting issues, and ensuring that the President’s Management Council is institutionalized.

ODNI builds toolbox for information interoperability
Brian Robinson, Government Computer News
An information-sharing project recently launched by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence aims to develop a set of tools that would make it easier for government agencies at all levels, as well as private sector organizations, to move data between existing networks and systems.

GSA’s digital incubator tackles contracting, hiring times
Andy Medici, Federal Times
The agency’s 18F digital services incubator is tackling issues across government in order to disrupt inefficient traditions and replace them with flexible, cost-effective and more user-friendly ways of conducting government business.

Your Idea for Improving Program Management Could Be Worth Something
Frank Konkel, Government Executive
The Performance Improvement Council has issued a challenge to federal employees, industry reps and the public to describe what public sector program management would ideally look like in 25 years.

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