Accountability and Performance Weekly – July 16-22

How Utah became a leader in evidence-based policymaking
Andy Feldman, GovInnovator Podcast
State leaders in Utah have created a variety of centralized and agency-specific tools to incorporate evidence into policy and funding decisions.

A Conversation With Mayors on Making Innovation Stick
Ed Skyler, Governing
Mayors from the City Accelerator’s first cohort reflect on the changes underway in their cities.

A Key Efficiency Ingredient: Dissent
Stephen Goldsmith, Governing
Encouraging informed disagreement is the only way a public leader can learn whether an initiative might — or might not — succeed.

Open Government
White House pushes agency heads to expand open data
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
The White House released new guidance instructing agencies to expand their data transparency activities and incorporate public feedback.

Risk Management
With A-123 update, OMB knits together risk management, internal controls
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
A-123, now known as Management’s Responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Controls, introduces a governmentwide risk management program, and it updates the internal controls program to better align with recent changes made by GAO.

White House to Agency Leaders: You Must Do More to Reduce Risk
Charles Clark, Government Executive
OMB released updated guidance requiring agencies to step up efforts to reduce risk across their operations.

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