Accountability and Performance Weekly – April 4-10

Performance Management
Good management or measurement make-work?
Troy Schneider, Federal Computer Week
Goals are good, but reporting requirements can easily get out of hand.

Focusing on Implementation to Drive Continued Progress
Beth Cobert, OMB Blog
In the final year of the Administration it will be more important than ever for the senior leadership team to focus on implementation to lock in progress on Administration priority issues.

Improving Public Services: The Secrets of Award-Winning Cities
John Kamensky, Governing
Technology is important, but it doesn’t work without the right governance structures and partnerships.

How Bloomberg’s Still Changing the Way Cities Operate
J.B. Wogan, Governing
Bloomberg Philanthropies and other organizations have poured an unprecedented amount of money into making cities more innovative and collaborative. What happens when the money runs out.

Open Government
New schema gives agencies framework for DATA Act
Aaron Boyd, Federal Times
Almost one year after President Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), the Treasury Department and Office of Management and Budget released a set of standards to help agencies begin developing interoperable systems for financial reporting.

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