Accountability and Performance Weekly – February 8-14

Evidence and Evaluation
When Bigger Is Better
John Kamensky, Government Executive
Validating public policy outcomes is critical, but so is building on the evidence. A new study looks at what’s needed to expand successful programs.

Here are the signs agencies are giving on federal data initiatives
Andrew Eversden, Federal Times
After over a year of the White House directing how to use the federal government’s data, the latest budget requests signal agencies are ready to take over.

11 Major Agency Reforms in Trump’s 2021 Budget
Eric Katz, Government Executive
Some programs would be eliminated or reorganized, others would grow.

White House budget doubles down on reorgs and benefit cuts
Jessie Bur, Federal Times
President Donald Trump’s 2021 budget proposal pushes for many of the same workforce and reorganization changes that the White House campaigned for with the 2020 request.

Future-proofing government by fostering connections
Lia Russell, FCW
According to a new report from the Partnership for Public Service, more interagency collaboration and seamless interactions between agencies and the public are some of what’s needed for the federal government to excel in the years ahead.

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