Accountability and Performance Weekly – August 23-29

Performance Management
An Essential Guide to the ‘Stat’ Revolution in Government
Steve Goldsmith, Governing
A new book provides a comprehensive picture of the performance-management practice that has taken the public sector by storm.

Measuring value with performance management
Howard Steinman, Federal Times
What is a performance management program that would both comply with the laws, represent good management practice, and measure value?

Collaboration is the new normal for networks
Amber Corrin, Federal Times
There are a number of different partners and stakeholders involved in the military’s overarching plan to modernize Defense Department networks and IT, but one central tenet of the broad strategy is standard for everyone involved: Collaboration is the new normal.

‘Hacking bureaucracy’ at 18F
Colby Hochmuth, Federal Computer Week
Greg Godbout, executive director of GSA’s innovation lab, wants to set an example in hiring and other areas for the rest of the federal government to emulate.

Cities to Compete for $45 Million Innovation Grants
J.B. Woogan, Governing
A private foundation is offering $45 million to cities willing to test a new model for solving common urban problems, from handgun violence to chronic homelessness.

Riding the Second Wave of Civic Innovation
Jeremy Goldberg, Governing
Public-private collaborations for local-government innovation are spreading. There are some best practices for making them work.

Risk Management
Creating Organizational Self-Defense
John Kamensky, Business of Government
Why don’t agency top leaders know about significant management problems in their organizations before it is too late?

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