Accountability and Performance Weekly – January 14-20

Performance Management
Obama’s Management Legacy—It’s Complicated
Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
An ambitious effort to improve and elevate government is a case study in the power of bureaucracy to resist change.

DATA Act deadline signals need for upgrades
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
While most CFO Act agencies expect to hit the May deadline of the DATA Act, some agencies will need to change their accounting practices and upgrade their systems.

Sen. Warner calls for ‘deliberate speed’ in agencies’ DATA Act rollout
Meredith Somers, Federal News Radio
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is doubling down on his concern over some agencies and their efforts to roll out the DATA Act.

Memo to the President: Getting Public-Private Partnership Right
John Donahue, Government Executive
Management really matters for this high-potential but hazardous approach.

A ‘Whole of Government’ Approach to Social Problems
WIlliam D. Eggers, Governing
The success of an intergovernmental, cross-jurisdictional effort to reduce — and end — homelessness among veterans shows the way.

How to foster an innovation culture in government
William Eggers, Federal Computer Week
To close the innovation gap between the public and private sector, governments must become applied learning systems that constantly adapt to change.

Freedom to Fail: 4 Takes on Government Innovation Labs
Tam Harbert, Government Technology
Running an innovation lab in the public sector can be a tricky prospect, here’s how four governments are handling the challenge.

Presidential Transition
What Can Those Involved With The Presidential Transition Learn From Mergers and Acquisitions?
Jeff Merrell, Partnership for Public Service
In just a few days, the Trump administration will assume leadership of a $4 trillion annual enterprise comprised of hundreds of agencies, including seven that, in terms of budget, would rank among the 50 largest companies in the Fortune 500.

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