Performance and Management
Andrew Feldman and Kathy Stack, Government Executive
The White House should go beyond simply reversing what the previous administration did and use data to improve outcomes through true results-driven governance.
John Kamensky, Government Executive
Given the shift in workplace dynamics driven by the pandemic, creating a new bottom-up initiative with a focus on quality management may be what’s needed now.
Jory Heckman, Federal News Network
A last-minute memo from the Trump administration created some uncertainty about performance information in the budget process when OMB removed key guidance from its A-11 Circular. In the final week of the Trump administration, however, OMB issued a second memo, clarifying that agencies should still measure and track program performance data as required by GPRA.
Open Data and Analytics
Dave Nyczepir, FedScoop
The Treasury’s one-stop shop for data about federal finances has added six datasets since its launch last summer, with plans for a couple more additions in the next few months.
Seth Cutler, NextGov
Government agencies need to pivot to better filter and monitor incoming threats and data with velocity, efficiency and optimization.
Natalie Alms, FCW
Alternative hiring assessments show promise for improving the yield of successful applicants from federal job postings.
Lynsey Jensen, Nextgov
The federal government needs to ensure that trust in federal data stewardship is always maintained.
Tom Temin, Federal News Network
The hope produced by success of the vaccine tests quickly turned sour as millions scramble to actually obtain shots. You might say the vaccine rollout has been the ultimate customer experience failure.