Accountability and Performance Weekly – June 27-July 10

Performance Management
Most Agencies Embrace Data-Driven Performance Reviews, Watchdog Finds
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Data-driven reviews of program effectiveness required under the GPRA Modernization Act can promote use of performance information by agency officials and produce improved results.

5 steps to a performance management culture
Robert Shea, Federal Times
Performance staff can learn from what other federal organizations have done to encourage dialogue, assess the value they provide to citizens, improve data collection and, ultimately, transform their organization’s performance culture.

First, admit you have a problem
Zach Noble, Federal Computer Week
Sometimes the bad news can be more important than the good news – if only the message is heeded.

Should Government Do Away With Annual Performance Reviews?
Stewart Liff, Government Executive
Real feedback happens more than once a year.

Bad Data Is at All Levels of Government
Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, Governing
States are not the only ones to lack the data they need to make good government.

The Next Big Thing in Data Analytics
Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, Governing
As the amount of data that governments accumulate grows, so does the need to disaggregate it.

White House’s DJ Patil places laser focus on ‘unleashing the power of data’
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
DJ Patil, the government’s first-ever chief data scientist, explains how his office is helping agency CDOs bring a ruthless focus to data.

OMB Pushes Interagency Collaboration to Modernize Statistics
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Regulatory chief seeks to eliminate ‘stovepiped’ information releases.

Here’s Our Chance to Fix Government Once and for All
Steve Goodrich, Government Executive
The Government Transformation Act would establish an entity to assess, transform and report on government programs, as well as eliminate or fix programs that aren’t working.

Tiny White House leadership program targets government’s biggest challenges
Emily Kopp, Federal News Radio
A new White House Leadership Development Program is scheduled to launch this Fall with an inaugural class of 10 high-potential GS-15s who will work on the 15 cross-agency priority goals.

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