Accountability and Performance Weekly – January 25-February 7

Performance Management
OMB’s New Annual Strategic Reviews
John Kamensky, Business of Government
Federal agencies this year will be subject to a new statutory requirement. A new law requires the Office of Management and Budget to annually determine if agency programs meet goals set out in their annual performance plans. To do this, OMB has created a new review process.

The Case Against Performance Reviews
Derek Thompson, Government Executive
Does the performance evaluation process, itself, deserve a similarly rigorous performance review?

Performance Budgeting
Which Comes First, Resources or Results?
Robert Behn, Government Executive
Producing better results requires resources, yet who will provide resources to an agency that cannot demonstrate the ability to produce better results?

Are You Ready for Analytics 3.0?
John Kamensky, Business of Government
Analytics guru Thomas Davenport says that the field of strategic analytics has been upped a notch to “3.0” with the recent trend of shifting the use of analytic methods from improving internal operational efficiency to improving the operation of products and services.

Philly Schools Officials with New Innovation Academy
Jason Shueh, Government Technology
Philadelphia officials invent a city Innovation Academy to put structure and longevity behind innovative government.

Achieving Success with Agile Delivery
Dan Chenok, Business of Government
A new report is designed to help program leaders understand how best to leverage IT in a way that minimizes time and cost and maximizes mission and operational effectiveness.

Open Government 
U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel on the risks and potential of open data and digital government
Alex Howard, E Pluribus Unum
An interview with the Federal CIO on the administration’s open data executive order.

Report: White House seeks to defang transparency bill
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
According to a leaked draft of proposed revisions to the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, the Office of Management and Budget is seeking to remove the open-government legislation’s dedicated funding stream and edit language calling for standardized governmentwide data elements for reporting federal spending.

Open Gov Defined – More Than A Noun, A Verb Of Gov Transformation
Defining open government, e-government and government 2.0 is the first step to optimizing these technology solutions.

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