Accountability and Performance Weekly – April 14-20

Performance Management
Officials Highlight Pay for Performance, Streamlined Firing in New Management Document
Erich Wagner, Government Executive
Inaugural quarterly management agenda report encourages more training and support for managers, as well as efforts to improve employee engagement.

Is pay for performance coming?
Jeff Neal, Federal News Radio
The most recent report on the administration’s “Workforce for the 21st Century” Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goal includes a milestone to “examine best practices of federal demonstration projects and alternative personnel systems.”

The Gatekeepers of the Government’s Other Transaction Deals
Aaron Boyd, Nextgov
Agencies don’t always know which companies have the bleeding-edge technology they seek. That’s where consortia come in.

USDS: Successful IT modernization projects depend on testing early & often
Steff Thomas, Federal News Radio
Modernizing a federal agency’s technology requires input from many voices in different fields. The U.S. Digital Service is working to recruit top tech talent to improve how the government operates in the digital era.

Why Agencies Should Be Tech Agnostic When Solving Problems
Jack Corrigan, Nextgov
Don’t miss the forest for the trees, General Services Administration’s emerging tech official said.

Senate passes DHS bug bounty bill
Derek Johnson, Federal Computer Week
The bill would compel the federal government’s top civilian cyber agency to pay those who find security vulnerabilities in the agency’s IT operations.

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