Accountability and Performance Weekly – July 22-28

Performance Management
Insights from C-Stat in Colorado at year 5: An interview with Reggie Bicha, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Human Services
Andy Feldman, GovInnovator Podcast
The Colorado Department of Human Services recently celebrated five years of C-Stat, its performance management and leadership strategy and one of the leading examples in the U.S. of data-informed decision making in human services.

The Performance Revolution Government Needs
Howard Risher, Government Executive
When the brand of government is unattractive to top talent, it should be a reason for reform.

How Agencies Can Deliver Better Results for Less Money
Thomas Romeo, Government Executive
Contractor compensation should be tied to how well vendors deliver on program outcomes.

To fight fraud, follow the data
Ben Berliner, Federal Computer Week
Federal program managers are being urged to use data analytics and information sharing to sniff out fraud, abuse and improper payments.

How Federal Agents Took Down a $1.3 Billion Health Care Fraud Scheme
Frank Konkel, Nextgov
Using sophisticated data analytics, busts are getting bigger.

Open Government
Can Government Earn Citizens’ Trust?
Donald Kettl, Government Executive
Transparency advocates believe openness is essential, but it’s a lot more complicated than that.

How Quality Data Equips Federal Leaders for OMB’s Reorganization Plans
Christian Hoehner, David Paschane, Kevin Kosar and Eric Hannel, Nextgov
By offering significant political cover, the OMB order creates the ideal environment for proactive leaders to re-examine the fundamentals of our government’s operational capabilities, performance management and outcomes.

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