Accountability and Performance Weekly, March 28-April 3

Performance Management
Emulating High Performance Companies Comes Down to One Thing
Howard Risher, Government Executive
It’s not the management systems or technology. It’s the way people are managed.

Rise of the Data Chiefs: Meet the Federal Officials Aiming to Usher in Government’s ‘Golden Age’ of Data
Jack Moore, Nextgov
Interviews with several agency chief data officers in which they discussed the mission of the CDO and whether there’s room on the federal organizational chart for yet another “chief.”

Commerce’s Chief Data Officer on Leading ‘America’s Data Agency’
Hallie Golden and Camille Tuutti, Nextgov
Ian Kalin brings both a business background, as the former director of open data for the startup Socrata, and government experience, as an Energy Department presidential innovation fellow.

An Intriguing New Approach to Funding Social Programs
Feather O’Connor Houstoun, Governing
Pay-for-success programs seem to hold promise as a way to find the up-front investments for programs that save money in the long run.

Think You Know Which Agencies Are Most Innovative?
Charles Clark, Government Executive
A new study points to a handful of other agencies that probably aren’t top of mind when people think about creativity in government.

Millennials leaving government over lack of innovation, study finds
Jory Heckman, Federal News Radio
Agencies more willing to take on innovative projects and ideas are more likely to get the attention of millennials looking for jobs.

The Building Blocks of Local Government Innovation
Jerry Newfarmer, Governing
There’s a lot more to it than a light bulb moment. It won’t happen without the basic foundations in place.

Government in Your Pocket
Charles Chieppo, Governing
Denver is pioneering an innovative website that promises to save taxpayers money while improving the services they get.

Multi-City Innovation Campaign Improves Upon Traditional Hackathon
Jason Shueh, Government Technology
Twenty-five localities and one accelerator have launched a $220,000 campaign to seed civic health apps for residents, with the ultimate goal of taking good ideas and giving them a platform to scale up and be sustainable as a solution.

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