Accountability and Performance Weekly – January 23-29

Performance Management
The performance measures that managers hate
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
For metric-based management, Steve Kelman argues, it’s important that the measures not be specified from on high.

OMB, Agencies Need to Read the Fine Print in 2016 Budget
John Kamensky, Government Executive
The omnibus budget passed by Congress in late December contains some performance management surprises.

GAO: GSA, FPS collaboration weaknesses risk building security
Carten Cordell, Federal Times
GAO found that the agencies have drafted a joint strategy to foster better collaboration, but have not yet agreed on key practices to carry it out.

Pay for Success Can Stretch Agency Budgets, and Already Has
Patrick Lester, Government Executive
With authorizing legislation that would extend the concept now stalled in Congress, the administration appears to be following an alternate path to supporting pay for success.

White House names new class of Presidential Innovation Fellows
Greg Otto, FedScoop
The White House has named its latest round of Presidential Innovation Fellows, bringing in 11 entrepreneurs-in-residence to help improve citizen services and the way the government operates.

Open Government
Data Trade Group: Transparency Isn’t Enough
Mohana Ravindranath, Nextgov
The Data Transparency Coalition, a trade association which advocates for federal data sharing, is rebranding to include data management as part of its mission.

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