Accountability and Performance Weekly – August 24-30, 2013

Performance Management
Fed Confession: I Have No Idea How to Measure Performance
Jackson Nickerson, Government Executive
Why finding the right performance metrics can be so tricky.

The Emerging Role and Merits for Chief Data Officers
Gadi Ben-Yehuda, Business of Government
What should a Chief Data Officer (CDO) do? And how should the success of a CDO be measured?

Analytics for Smarter Communities
Wayne Hanson, Government Technology
For local governments drowning in data, analytics offers a way to make sense of it all.

Back to the future with BPM
John Moore, Federal Computer Week
Business process management, a concept with roots that plunge more than 20 years into the past, is finding new roles in helping agencies through tough budget times.

Why a transformation commission is good for feds
Steve Goodrich, Federal Computer Week
Legislation before Congress could provide vital support for agencies that are struggling to save money while serving the public.

Ex-Air Force Chief to Lead Effort to Slash Defense Headquarters Operations
Tom Shoop, Government Executive
Former Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley will lead a review of the organizational structure of the Office of the Secretary of Defense aimed at slashing its budget and cutting the number of people who report directly to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.


Service To America Medal Finalists Exemplify Management Excellence

Lara Shane, Government Executive
On Oct. 3, the Partnership for Public Service will present the Service to America Medal for Management Excellence to one of four finalists.

Harnessing Silicon Valley funding approaches to drive breakthrough solutions in the public sector: An interview with Jeffrey Brown, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) Program at USAID
Andy Feldman, GovInnovator Blog
The Development Innovation Ventures Program (DIV) at USAID launched in 2010 with a mission to find, test, and scale ideas that could radically improve global prosperity.

Tri-Sector Leadership Skills
John Kamensky, Business of Government
Why are some public sector leaders — like John Koskinen, Ed DeSeve, and Michael Bloomberg – so successful at what they do?

How to build the leadership bench
Emily Jarvis, GovLoop
Interview on a new report on SES leadership, which found that agencies need to develop a strategic and comprehensive approach to leadership development.

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