Accountability and Performance Weekly – August 9-15

Performance Management
The “-Stat” Movement Turns Twenty
John Kamensky, Business of Government
In his new book on the PerformanceStat model, Harvard’s Bob Behn concludes that the PerformanceStat leadership strategy does improve performance, when adapted thoughtfully to an organization’s environment.

Innovation
OMB launches digital services team to guide IT projects
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
The administration has launched the U.S. Digital Service, a team of experts based inside OMB to improve IT procurement and agencies’ efforts to design public-facing online services.

OMB wants HealthCare.gov lessons to endure in new Digital Service Office
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
The administration is making the concept of an IT rescue team a long-term fixture.

Six ways government can use incentive prizes to spur innovation: An interview with Jesse Goldhammer, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
Andy Feldman, Gov Innovator Blog
Incentive prizes — also known as prize competitions or challenges — are increasingly being used to spur innovation and address key challenges by public agencies at the federal, state and local levels.

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