Accountability and Performance Weekly – February 10-16

Evidence Provisions in the Trump Budget
Patrick Lester, Social Innovation Research Center
Highlights for some of the most prominent evidence-related programs.

Pay for Success Legislation Becomes Law
Patrick Lester, Social Innovation Research Center
Legislation will create a new $100 million program to fund pay-for-success projects.

Wins for data and evidence-based policy in the bipartisan budget deal: An interview with Nick Hart, Bipartisan Policy Center
Andy Feldman, GovInnovator Podcast
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 contains several noteworthy bright spots in the use of data and evidence-based policy.

3 Tips for Managing Innovation
Corner Alliance
It’s more about implementation and execution than it is about inspiration.

The rise and fall of 18F
Daniel Castro, Fedscoop
Employment numbers have dropped steadily at 18F over the past year. This means that virtually the entire staff, who are hired for two-year terms with an option to extend for a second term, will be gone before Trump’s first term is over.

White House’s management agenda to help with ‘deep-seated transformation’ effort
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
With the goal of taking on “deep-seated transformation” across the federal government, President Donald Trump is outlining six broad areas in his inaugural management agenda.

Senate Confirms Trump’s Top Management Nominee
Eric Katz, Government Executive
Margaret Weichert has promised strategic approach to workforce reduction and hiring reforms.

Pay for Performance is Needed
Howard Risher, Government Executive
The highest hurdle promises to be creating performance processes that generate credible and defensible ratings.

Transferring Responsibilities and Consolidating Offices Highlight Trump Reorganization Plan
Eric Katz, Government Executive
Long-awaited agency reform plans offer light details, promises of future reforms proposals.

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