Accountability and Performance Weekly – June 13-19

Performance Management
Can We Focus on What Works?
John Kamensky, Business of Government
Can we shift the conversation in Washington from “waste, fraud, and abuse” to “what works and let’s fund it, instead?”

Senators Offer Plan to Streamline Program Management
Charles Clark, Government Executive
The bill would require the deputy director for management at OMB to create a Program Management Policy Council and to direct agencies to appoint program management improvement officers.

Why 18F concentrates on changing culture
Greg Otto, Fedscoop
The innovation coming out of 18F has little to do with new technology and a lot to do with new ways of thinking inside government agencies.

Open Government
The delicate, deliberate delivery of the DATA Act
Greg Otto, Fedscoop
The DATA Act is going to take some heavy lifting. OMB and the Treasury Department are setting benchmarks so agencies hit the law’s 2017 deadline.

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