Accountability and Performance Weekly – February 16-22

Management
Federal government’s employer brand is in trouble
Jeff Neal, Federal News Network
Employer branding is one of the chief battlefields in the fight for talent. The government is not well-positioned for that fight.

Army begins study to change its talent management system to fit the future
Scott Maucione, Federal News Network
The Army is undertaking a sweeping study of its talent management system to improve its ability to recruit, retain and advance its talent.

Analytics/Evaluation
The New Practice of Public Problem Solving
Tara McGuinness and Anne-Marie Slaughter, Stanford Social Innovation Review
A new class of innovators is advancing the public good by figuring out what people actually need and then testing, improving, and scaling solutions that may already be out there. Here are the four elements of their method.

Data-Driven Government: The Role of Chief Data Officers
Jane Wiseman, IBM Center for the Business of Government
This report focuses on the expanding use of data at the federal level and how to best manage it.

Efficiency
How the Government Could Successfully Leverage Its Buying Power
John Kamensky, Government Executive
The UK offers some insight for achieving this decades-long quest.

Innovation
Creating space for innovation
Troy Schneider, Federal Computer Week
True innovation requires the right people, the proper mix of technologies and a critical grasp of customers’ needs and expectations.

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