Accountability and Performance Weekly – July 19-25

Performance Management
High Turnover Hinders Progress on Agency ‘Priority’ Goals
Charles Clark, Government Executive
The officials designated as point persons for achieving progress toward agency priority goals are hindered by heavy turnover, spotty information sharing and flawed performance plans.

When Performance Measurement Goes Wrong in Government
Philip Joyce, Governing
Scandals over falsified performance data compromise efforts for greater accountability. But there are lessons to be learned.

What ‘Moneyball for Government’ really means
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
Steve Kelman argues that there are two distinct flavors of this data-driven assessment — and that their advocates don’t talk nearly as much as they should.

Turning big data into better health outcomes
John Moore, Federal Computer Week
Population health management involves identifying populations, assessing their disease status and developing appropriate responses. Those activities require access to data — and plenty of it.

Assessing Trust in Cross-Agency Networks
John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of Government
“Trust but verify” was President Ronald Reagan’s mantra during the Cold War. But today, “trust” is a key element to creating effective cross-agency networks to get things done. But what, exactly, is “trust,” and how do you know what to look for?

Can 28 nations collaborate online?
Sean Lyngaas, Federal Computer Week
NATO is undergoing a “cultural shift” toward using IT that encourages intra-organization collaboration.

Rep. Latham wants to beef up agency performance requirements
Stephanie Wasko, Federal News Radio
Rep. Tom Latham’s (R-Iowa) “Lean and Responsive Government Act” requires agencies to use continuous process improvement measures for better efficiency and effectiveness.

Agencies need to put laser focus on business optimization
Beth McGrath, Federal News Radio
The current fiscal environment requires different, more strategic, thinking about how to make budget decisions and achieve the mission within the fiscal targets that are provided without disrupting the mission.

Budget Office Decentralizes Cost-Cutting Contest
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Agencies will now be in charge of collecting practical cost-savings ideas from their employees for the annual SAVE Award, rather than channeling all proposals through OMB.

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