Accountability and Performance Weekly, February 7-13

Calculating the Social Cost of Policymaking
Liz Farmer, Governing
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants more states to adopt a new measurement tool called “net present value plus.”

Urban Innovation for All, by All: A Mayor’s Perspective
Greg Fischer, Governing
Louisville is working to embed innovation practices in city government.

The Challenge of Making Sure Innovation ‘Sticks’
Ron Littlefield, Governing
Words of advice to help ensure the sustainability of an innovation project, initiative or change.

The front line for a ‘culture of excellence’
Howard Risher, Federal Times
Each year the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey shows that day to day management of employee performance is the weakest human capital practice.

Open Government
OMB agrees to release government-wide data inventories
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
The “largest index of government data in the world” will soon be made public.

Risk Management
OMB’s A-123 rewrite to flip risk management on its head
Emily Kopp, Federal News Radio
The White House is putting enterprise risk management front and center in its update to a key policy on internal controls expected later this year.

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