Accountability and Performance Weekly – May 7-13

Performance Management
Management 101: It really does work
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
New research that shows several “best practices” do indeed measurable improve organizational performance.

OMB releases DATA Act reminder as 1-year countdown starts
Meredith Somers, Federal News Radio
One year after OMB laid out guidance on DATA Act compliance, it is reminding agencies what is expected of them as the countdown begins for the law’s complete rollout.
White House recognizing risks of big data
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
A new report by the federal chief technology officer highlights the power of big data while also emphasizing the need to consider its ethical implications.

GSA, Commerce partner on new innovation lab
Billy Mitchell, FedScoop
A new innovation lab in San Francisco will bring together tech teams from academia, private industry and agencies from federal, state and local governments to solve problems facing urban communities.

Presidential Transition
New Approach to Presidential Transition Officially Under Way
Charles Clark, Government Executive
Just ahead of the deadline six months before Election Day, President Obama on Friday signed an executive order establishing the framework for the coming presidential transition.
A quick start for the next administration
Alan Howze, Business of Government
Every President wants to get off to a fast start – but success is challenging —akin to launching a start-up business while simultaneously conducting the largest corporate takeover in the world.
Plan an effective transition for an effective administration
Alan Howze, Business of Government
There is one action that can have more impact than any other –early and effective transition planning.

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