Accountability and Performance Weekly – October 10-16

Performance Management
Agencies set 92 priority goals for final years of Obama administration
Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Radio
OMB released a set of 92 agency priority goals for the final year of the Obama administration — 40 percent of which are new.

White House Creates New Leadership Group to Help Execute Final Agency Goals
Eric Katz, Government Executive
Federal agencies released their final “priority goals” last week, laying out 92 objectives they will focus on before the next president is sworn in. For the first time the Performance Improvement Council has created a group to share common themes and challenges facing agencies as they attempt to reach their goals.

HHS fraud teams turn page in big data movement
Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Radio
Agencies like HHS and its Office of Inspector General are finding new uses for data and predictive analytics to weed out waste, fraud and abuse.

Enterprise government: How the next administration can better serve citizens
Dan Chenok and Alan Howze, Federal Times
Many priorities of the new administration won’t line up neatly with the agency structure of the federal government, and achieving them will require that agencies work together as an “enterprise government” – collaborating and integrating programs and activities across agencies.

Customer Service
Smiley faces come to federal government customer service
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
Users of certain U.S. government services can now rate their customer experience in one easy step.

Innovation and change in government
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
Challenges and other pay-for-success procurements are proof that government can reinvent for the better.

What’s Next for Digital Government? Look Beyond ‘Silicon Valley Superheroes’
Jack Moore, Nextgov
The next phase of the strategy to inculcate innovative digital practices in the halls of government might be to focus on the smartest people already in the room.

Boston’s Innovation District: A Case Study of Cross-Sector Collaboration and Public Entrepreneurship
Route Fifty
Emerging in urban centers across the country, city-level innovation districts are geographically distinct areas intended to attract cutting-edge companies, research institutions, startups, accelerators, and other related entities, creating a dense community of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Three Practical Steps for Fostering Innovation
Ron Ash, Federal Computer Week
How to translate ideas into reality despite the barriers.

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