Accountability and Performance Weekly – April 25 – May 1

Performance Management
Government Needs Better Management, Obviously
Howard Risher, Government Executive
Accountability in the absence of consequences is little more than a word.

Implementing a turnaround strategy at DOL: An interview with Seth Harris, former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
Andy Feldman, Gov Innovative Podcast
The U.S. Department of Labor is a useful case study of a large public-sector organization that successfully strengthened a culture of results, data, learning and evidence.

Analytics/Evaluation
Data Wonks vs. Performance Leaders
Robert Behn, Government Executive
Finding key insights in a jumble of data is not the same as the skills needed get consistent, dedicated work from a team.

State to set up analytics office
Sean Lyngaas, Federal Computer Week
The State Department plans to set up an analytics office to harness big data, an area in which the department says it needs to do better.

New Johns Hopkins center to help cities tap power of data
Stephen Babcock, Technical.ly Baltimore
The Center for Government Excellence is part of a $42 million initiative created by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Innovation
Google Government Innovation Lab Open for Business
Jason Shueh, Government Technology
Google officially opens its innovation lab to help government solve challenges.

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