Accountability and Performance Weekly – May 30-June 5

Performance Management
Did Performance Measurement Cause America’s Police Problem?
Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, Governing
Some argue it can be traced back to how governments evaluate officers.

Employees drive USDA culture change that leads to $1.4B in savings
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
The Agriculture Department saved more than a $1 billion over the last three years by acting more like one organization. But maybe more importantly, the Blueprint for Stronger Service initiative initiated a culture change among USDA employees.

Open Government
Watchdog Finds Glitches in Governmentwide Effort to Track Spending Consistently
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Treasury has shown progress toward getting agencies to post consistent data on spending, but some lapses in tracking of workstreams suggest that planners view the vast project from too high an altitude.

Why Steve Jobs’s Influence is Reverberating Through Government
Kevin Merritt, Quartz
Government is being re-shaped by data-driven digital innovators.

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