Accountability and Performance Weekly, February 14-20

Performance Management
Bipartisan Duo to Reintroduce Bill on Evidence-Based Policymaking
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Legislation would create a panel to study expanding the use of data to assess program performance.

Stats Surge Continues in Cities and States
Timothy Clark, Government Executive
A look at several “second-generation” stat programs whose ambitions reach beyond monitoring of bread-and-butter municipal activities such as pothole, sidewalk and streetlight repair, tree trimming, trash collection and snow removal.

Why strategies get stuck
Brian Gagnon, Federal Computer Week
The best organizations go beyond establishing buy-in and an understanding of strategy by unlocking employees’ capacity to execute.

Amid Open Data Push, Agencies Feel Urge for Analytics
Jack Moore, Nextgov
Agencies are turning to industry, academia and outside researchers for cutting-edge analytics tools to parse through their data to derive insights.

Open Government
Is Open Data Running Out of Steam?
Steve Towns, Government Technology
City experts say better community partnerships could reinvigorate “check box” transparency.

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