Accountability and Performance Weekly – November 16-22

Performance Management
Avoiding Complacency Risks: Make SMART Goals SMARTer
The “SMARTness” of a goal is not always dependent on its content; rather how it is assigned and implemented is also important.

Diagnosing’s performance issues
Andreas Grabner, Federal Computer Week
Lessons learned that show why agencies must rethink system testing and the need for a more proactive approach to performance management.

Making Strategic Decisions
John Kamensky, Business of Government
Decisions vary along two dimensions – control and performance – and within each dimension, they range from high to low. This results in four types of decisions.

Demand for data-driven models supplies agencies with decision making power
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
How data-driven decision making is getting to be the driving force behind spending and program strategies.

How the Government is Innovating (And You Can Too)
Gadi Ben-Yehuda, Government Executive
Lessons from what the government is doing today to prepare for tomorrow.

Open Government
DATA Act passes U.S. House of Representatives
Alex Howard, E Pluribus Unum
One of the most important bills for open government in the U.S. since the Freedom of Information Act of 1967 has passed the House. Now, attention goes back to the Senate.

Who Invented the Hackathon?
Colin Wood, Government Technology
Hackathons have been around for at least 14 years, but some people are still on the fence as to whether they deliver real value.

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