Accountability and Performance Weekly – June 7-13

Performance Management
Are agencies meeting cross-agency goals? OMB reviews make it hard to tell
Shefali Kapadia, Federal News Radio
OMB’s assessments of cross-agency priority (CAP) goals could use improvement, according to a GAO report.

GAO: OMB doesn’t always properly track cross-agency goals
Ryan McDermott, FierceGovernment
OMB isn’t doing enough to assess cross agency priority goals, a GAO report says.

Donovan Welcomes What Senator Calls the Best and Worst Job in Government
Eric Katz, Government Executive
HUD secretary says he would bring data-driven approach to OMB.

OMB to press for new benchmarks
Steve Watkins, Federal Times
OMB and interagency management councils will soon be pressing federal resource managers to develop new benchmarks for managing their agencies.

Harnessing Evidence and Evaluation: Insights from Kathy Stack, Advisor, Evidence-Based Innovation, OMB
Michael Keegan, Business of Government
In a climate of fiscal austerity, it is far better to cut programs with minimal impact and improve existing programs, based on evidence from high-quality program evaluations. What is program evaluation? How can evidence and rigorous evaluation be best integrated into decision-making?

Open Government
The Future of Government Digital Services
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently launched its 18F Team, a digital services delivery team dedicated to the implementation of innovative digital and web services within the Federal Government.

A brief history of open data
Luke Fretwell, Federal Computer Week
From eight simple principles to today’s vast ecosystem, here’s what’s happening — and how to take full advantage.

Transparency, Legitimacy, and Trust
John Kamensky, Business Of Government
Does greater transparency in government translate into greater citizen legitimacy and trust for government action? It depends, concludes a new study by a Swedish scholar.

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