Accountability and Performance Weekly – June 6-12

How Can the Next Administration Build A Strong Political and Career Leadership Team?
Dan Chenok, Business of Government
By focusing on “leadership talent” as a key priority, the next President can significantly enhance government’s capacity for political and career executives to deliver strong results.

COOs give President’s Management Council a mixed grade
Emily Kopp, Federal News Radio
Deputy secretaries and other COOs give lackluster reviews to the President’s Management Agenda and President’s Management Council in a new report.

Deputy secretaries: ‘Integrators-in-chief’ or sacrificial goats?
Emily Kopp, Federal News Radio
COOs are charged with tackling everything from complex, long-standing management problems to the execution of new program and policy goals.

Rule #1: Policy Design Starts With Operational Capacity
Robert Behn, Government Executive
Before public officials ask an organization to do something, they need to ask two key design questions.

Open Government
Going big on Data Act implementation
Zach Noble, Federal Computer Week
Senior leadership’s message is clear that a half-hearted effort at tracking government spending data just won’t cut it.

Warner Pushes for DATA Act Follow-Through
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Sen. Mark Warner pronounced himself pleased with joint-agency progress on implementation.

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