Accountability and Performance Weekly – October 24-30

Performance Management
Goal Power: Use It, or It’s Useless
Shelley Metzenbaum, Government Executive
If cross-agency priority goals are viewed as an annoying requirement, they won’t work.

A Tipping Point on Evidence-Based Policymaking
Susan Urahn, Governing
More and more, governments are turning to data to answer a crucial question: What works?

Strengthening Connective Links in Government
John Kamensky, Business of Government
Over the past five years, the Obama administration has pursued a host of innovation-fostering initiatives that work to strengthen the connective links among and within federal agencies.

Applying behavioral insights through the EAST (Easy, Attractive, Social, Timely) framework: An interview with Simon Ruda, UK Behavioral Insights Team
Andy Feldman, GovInnovator Blog
How can public leaders apply the insights of behavioral economics and other behavioral sciences to improve results? A simplified framework for the application of behavioral insights provides a useful way to start.

Open Government
Agencies still searching for a way out of their own data silos
Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Radio
Agencies are still opening up and tying together data within their own individual silos. Breaking down those walls and drawing connections between them will take more time, as agencies implement the DATA Act.

Presidential Transition
Report outlines road map for 2017 administration
Carten Cordell, Federal Times
The Partnership for Public Service has partnered with The IBM Center for The Business of Government to develop a management roadmap for the next administration.

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