Accountability and Performance Weekly – March 23-29

Thoughts on the President’s Management Agenda: Kudos… With a Caution
Stan Soloway, Government Executive
The PMA doesn’t provide adequate guidance on one of the most important levers available to the government to improve performance: acquisition.

Creating a 21st Century Federal Workforce
Jeffrey Neal, Government Executive
A dramatically different method of providing preference to veterans could lead to a radically simplified federal hiring process.

What the future could hold for feds
Jessie Bur, Federal Times
How acting OPM head Margaret Weichert sees government change centered around employees.

OMB tries again to pitch federal pay freeze, performance awards to Congress
Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Network
The Trump administration pitched its vision for performance-based rewards instead of across-the-board pay raises for federal employees.

OMB is Dropping the Ball on DATA Act Management, Watchdog Says
Jack Corrigan, Nextgov
The office lacks a formal process for revising data standards, and it doesn’t clearly tell agencies when changes are made, GAO found.

How to Build a Learning Culture Within Your Agency
Andrew Feldman, Government Executive
What do government agencies celebrated for their leadership in evidence-based decision-making do to create a culture of learning and continuous improvement?

U.S. CIO teases forthcoming Federal Data Strategy
Billy Mitchell, FedScoop
The CIO said the data strategy will arrive in the coming weeks with the White House’s key data priorities for 2019.

Kent previews next steps for AI and data policy
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
The White House wants to continue increasing job automation via AI and plans to work with agencies to implement newly passed laws.

The Art of Governing Through Questions
Jorrit de Jong, Stephen Goldsmith, and Fernando Monge, Governing
Dealing with the problems public leaders face requires knowing how and what to ask.

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