Accountability and Performance Weekly – October 18-24, 2014

Carter Hewgley, FEMA: Conversations on Using Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes
Brian Murrow, Business of Government
The Director of Enterprise Analytics for the Federal Emergency Management takes an iterative approach to maturing strategic analytics with FEMAStat.

How New Mexico uses evidence to drive smart funding decisions and improve programs
Andy Feldman, Gov Innovator Blog
In recent years, New Mexico has become a leader in using cost-benefit analysis to inform policy and budget decisions.

Army changing its energy culture through better data
Jared Serbu, Federal News Radio
The Army has been installing advanced electric meters on most of its major buildings over the last several years, and views the metering program as a valuable tool that will inform its future energy management programs.

The Ebola crisis: An enterprise leadership challenge
Ron Sanders, Federal Times
The Ebola crisis offers an example of the need for enterprise leadership, defined as the ability to lead a complex constellation of organizations that may include federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as international and non-government organizations and even other governments, all towards some common goal.

How to form coalitions of action
James Windle, Federal Times
The ideal “coalition of action” includes agency leadership, relevant White House councils and offices, and the committees with jurisdiction in Congress. Support from senior levels is always necessary.

Creating Innovation Offices That Work
Gadi Ben-Yehuda, Business of Goverment
A new report, “A Guide for Making Innovation Offices Work,” details the models, methods, and metrics of how government agencies are incorporating innovation into their bureaucracies.

The White House’s Digital Fixit Man Talks Culture Change in Government
Jason Shueh, Government Technology
Mikey Dickerson speaks out about leading the U.S. Digital Service agency and how he and his team are working to usher in a culture change in the public sector.

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