Accountability and Performance Weekly – November 21-December 4

Performance Management
When government organizations learn how to learn
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
The New York Police Department’s anti-terror unit is an example of performance measurement and a willingness to reinvent.

Senate Clears Bill to Improve Management of Federal Programs
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Ernst-Heitkamp plan would create new OMB council and designated agency officers.

Ernst bill aims to keep agency programs on track
Jory Heckman, Federal News Radio
A bill recently passed by the Senate aims to make agency management more accountable for programs that run over budget and behind schedule.

7 Ideas for Using Government Data More Effectively
Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, Governing
From city managers to auditors, local officials offer ways to fix data collection.

How CDOs are putting ‘useless’ data to work
Zach Noble, Federal Computer Week
Cleaning, cataloguing, counseling – it’s all part of the job for agency data gurus as they seek to surface useful data for their colleagues and customers.

Achieving Joined-Up Government
Peter Williams, Jan Gravesen and Trinette Brownhill, Government Executive
Digital strategies to fix fragmented public services.

Presidential Innovation Fellows cost $205 per hour. Are they worth it?
Zach Noble, Federal Computer Week
The PIF program, which has injected many innovative thinkers into government, is facing concerns about costs as agencies fork over private sector consultant rates – and the PIFs themselves don’t see most of the money.

Presidential Transition
Making Decisions in a time of Transition
Alan Howze, Business of Government
In 2017, after taking office, the next administration will face many significant and simultaneous decisions on a wide array of issues, and mountains of data to inform these choices.

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