Accountability and Performance Weekly – Jul 27-Aug 2, 2013

Performance Management
Moving Forward on the New Management Agenda
Dan Chenok, Business of Government
OMB is leading efforts across agencies to develop a Management Agenda that follows direction from the President. Key themes from this agenda reinforce some existing management activities and introduce new ones, and tie to the use of evidence, data and research to make better management and budget decisions.

Budget Officials to Agencies, Again: Show Us Your Programs Work
Charles Clark, Government Executive
OMB memo seeks ‘evidence and innovation’ in fiscal 2015 budget requests.

OMB: Agencies should let evidence guide budget requests
Sean Reilly, Federal Times
Agencies should seek funding only for programs that work in their 2015 budgets and be able to back up their requests with evidence.

What You Can Learn From the Rise of “Moneyball Government”
John Kamensky, Government Executive
What state, local, and international governments know about making smart decisions.

Is the Most Efficient Office in the World Run by the United States Government?
Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan, Slate
The story of the Hudson Street Passport Services Office.

DoE restructures management offices to cut waste, improve security
Melissa Dawkins, Federal News Radio
The Department of Energy is reshuffling its management deck in order to cut costs and improve security.

Mark Warner: Pushing for performance
Richard Cohen, Federal Computer Week
In a sharply divided Congress, the Senate’s management guru gains ground in his nonpartisan approach to the government’s fiscal and performance challenges.

Key vacancies challenge Obama management plans
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
The Obama administration is moving ahead with a plan to overhaul government management policies, but could be hampered by a depleted roster of senior leaders at OMB.

Open Government
New Report Examines the State of Rulemaking 2.0
Dan Chenok, Business of Government
Government organizations can increase both the quantity and quality of public participation from missing stakeholders, unaffiliated experts, and the general public.

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