Accountability and Performance Weekly – January 4-10

Performance Management
Measurement, Management, and Leadership
Bob Behn Performance Leadership Report
Performance measurement is not the same as performance management. And neither is the same as performance leadership. For the operational questions about measurement, management, and leadership that public executives must answer are quite different.

When Government Pays for Success, Not Services
John Grossman, Government Executive
Since the world’s first pay for success project launched in the United Kingdom three years ago, the idea of governments “paying for success” using innovative public-private partnerships has sparked the development of pilot projects around the world.

Four things to watch in big data
Frank Konkel, Federal Computer Week
Big data is growing in usefulness. What then can we expect in 2014?

OMB Directs Agencies to Embrace ‘Value Engineering’
Charles Clark, Government Executive
In its first such update in two decades, the Office of Management and Budget has revised long-standing guidance instructing agency managers to adopt the private-sector discipline known as “value engineering” to boost innovation and achieve savings.

Report: Administration mulls new federal IT unit
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
Fallout from the botched rollout of the website could include major changes to the way the federal government hires IT personnel and manages large scale IT projects.

Open Government
Four Roles for Citizen Co-Creators
Gadi Ben-Yehuda, Business of Government
A new IBM Center report explores how citizens are participating in co-creation of government services and how public sector leaders can develop programs that make use of their time and talents.

What Is the Public’s Role in Government?
John Kamensky, Business of Government
The Clinton Administration promoted customer service. The Bush Administration expressed sympathy for taxpayers. The Obama Administration has advocated citizen engagement.

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