Accountability and Performance Weekly – June 20-26

Performance Management
Priority Goal Update
Beth Cobert, OMB Blog
Article highlights a few examples of progress being made on cross-agency priority goals.

A guide to creating a culture of performance
Bianca Spinosa, Federal Computer Week
A new report from the Partnership for Public Service aims to chart a path toward creating a culture of performance improvement for federal agencies.

What Commerce, HUD and DHS can teach us about improving performance
Emily Kopp, Federal News Radio
Agencies are working to make performance improvement sustainable.

Driving Results in Cities Could Influence Federal Performance Efforts
Patrick Lester, Government Executive
Using data to steer limited funds to programs that work.

The Majority of Agency Heads Don’t Actually Use Data on Program Performance
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Agencies are advancing the principles of data-based performance, linking programs to mission and measuring return on investment, a new survey shows. But less than half of performance officers surveyed said their agency heads use performance data to drive decision-making.

The Causes, Costs and Consequences of Bad Government Data
Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, Governing
States and localities are embracing the promise of big data. But just how good is the information they’re collecting in the first place?

Data Officers put business first, not IT
Aaron Boyd, Federal Times
The Chief Data Officer is a new role for the few agencies that have one in place and many are still figuring out exactly what their purview should be.

Open Government
What the Private Sector Can Teach Us About Open Government
Katie Burke, Government Executive
How data sharing can improve citizen services.

States and Cities Are ‘Labs’ for Inclusive Governance
Dave Nyczepir, Government Executive
Consulting residents helps officials manage high demand and limited resources, with less public criticism.

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