Accountability and Performance Weekly – July 26-August 1

Performance Management
Transforming Performance Measurement for the 21st Century
Harry Hatry, Urban Institute
Modern technology and the considerable demand for information on progress in achieving the outcomes of public programs and policies are creating major opportunities for considerably improving the usefulness of performance information.

Goal Leaders: An Innovation That Works
John Kamensky, Business of Government
A new GAO report on the roles and responsibilities of Agency Priority Goal Leaders seems to confirm that this innovation seems to work.

Using logic models, a key building block of results-focused programs: An interview with Tom Chapel, Chief Evaluation Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Andy Feldman, Gov Innovator Blog
Logic models provide a type of map for programs about where they want to go and how they plan to get there.

Innovation the NASA Way: What’s Your Mission?
Rod Pyle, Government Executive
It doesn’t take a space race to inspire your team to think and act boldly.

Innovation — even in a bureaucracy!
Federal Computer Week
Graphic defining several approaches to breakthrough innovation.

Philadelphia Opens Innovation Lab for City Employees
Tod Newcombe, Government Technology
The learning space represents an ongoing strategy by Mayor Michael Nutter to institutionalize a new way of problem solving within city government.

Open Government
Socrata’s Open Data Network: A Hub to Connect the Public and Private Sectors
Jason Shueh, Government Technology
San Francisco is collaborating with Socrata on a new open data network that intends to be a hub for data sets across industries.

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