Accountability and Performance Weekly – February 8-14

Performance Management
Agencies highlight accomplishments, prepare for new performance goals
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
The White House will issue new performance goals for agencies as part of its fiscal 2015 budget request.

OMB Cites Progress On Agency Performance Goals
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Agencies are making significant progress meeting established priority goals, OMB has reported.

New performance goals in the offing
Adam Mazmanian, Federal Computer Week
The Obama administration’s performance goals will be refreshed as part of the fiscal 2015 budget plan, and the website where progress on goals is recorded will get a refresh.

HUD’s Danzig heading to OMB to lead performance office
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
Danzig is coming to OMB from the Department of Housing and Urban Development where she was the director of strategic planning and management since 2012.

Implementing Big Data Projects: Lessons Learned and Recommendations
Dan Chenok, Business of Government
A new report provides an introduction to the concept of big data.

Shark Tank: HHS Edition
Gadi Ben-Yehuda, Business of Government
13 teams of government entrepreneurs made pitches in a “shark tank” environment to continue funding for their innovation programs through a new initiative at HHS called HHS Ignite.

Using prize competitions to spur innovation in government: An interview with Jenn Gustetic, Prizes and Challenges Program Executive, NASA
Andy Feldman, GovInnovator Blog
To date, nearly 300 prize competitions have been implemented by 45 agencies through the website One of the leaders in conducing prize competitions has been NASA.

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