Accountability and Performance Weekly – September 6-12

Performance Management
Improving Performance and Delivering Impact
Shaun Donovan, OMB Blog
The Administration has posted performance results for agency and cross-agency priority goals on for the 3rd Quarter of 2014.

Rep. Cuellar pushing for agencies to link performance, budget
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
Agency efforts to measure their performance and continually improve upon those results are slow to materialize. Two House lawmakers want more action and more progress. To that end, new language in the House appropriations bill could hold agencies to higher performance standards in fiscal 2015.

Performance Management in Government: The Old Is New Again
Robert O’Neill Jr., Governing
As they deploy modern, data-driven tools for public-sector efficiency, today’s government leaders are building on work that began many decades ago.

Cutting Red Tape: It’s Time to Sweat the Small Stuff
Steve Goodrich, Government Executive
Large program waste is easy to see, but don’t overlook the daily complexities.

10 Need-to-Know Lessons for Government Innovation Teams
Jason Shueh, Government Technology
A new Bloomberg study of 20 civic tech groups around the world offers tips on how to institutionalize innovation into a working framework.

Desperately seeking better citizen service
Colby Hochmuth, Federal Computer Week
A new study from the Partnership for Public Service urges government to engage with tech giants and revisit old laws in an effort to improve customer service.

Open Government
Empowering Citizens with Money and Social Media
John Kamensky, Business of Government
The White House’s Open Government initiative encourages citizens to become more actively engaged in budget decisions in their communities. How does this work in practice? Do busy citizens actually get involved?

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