Accountability and Performance Weekly – April 9-15

Performance Management
Getting Real About Performance Management
David Ammons, Public Management
Using performance information to improve services is key.

There’s New Hope for Proponents of Evidence-Based Policy
Patrick Lester, Government Executive
A federal commission’s top task may be setting a truly bipartisan agenda.

GAO: Data problems could be costing feds billions
Zach Noble, Federal Computer Week
With billions of dollars on the line, agencies are struggling to streamline their data collection and processing.

Congress Has a Worse Track Record on Following Advice to Cut Waste Than Agencies Themselves
Erik Katz, Government Executive
While agencies have saved $56 billion since 2011 by taking actions recommended by GAO hundreds of recommendations remain unaddressed.

Government Gone Agile: How “Agile Management” Can Enhance Agency Success
Dan Chenok and Joiwind Roinen, Business of Government
With the coming change in Administrations, solidifying agile as an effective and go-to approach will help to strengthen the management of programs, both now and in the future.

Risk Management
How the Next Administration Could Substantially Reduce Risk During the Next Crisis
Leon Fuerth, Government Executive
Options for how to integrate strategic foresight and policy.

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