Accountability and Performance Update – April 26-May 2, 2021

Use Performance Principles to Spend State-Local Rescue Plan Monies

New York Times op-ed by Robert Gordon and Michele Jolin

Based on decades of experience with every level of government, we would organize efforts around five principles.

As Influx of Aid Nears, Some Guiding Principles for States and Localities to Consider


The Government Finance Officers Association has issued a set of principles for finance officers and elected officials to think about as they move ahead.

How We Can – and Should – Link Recovery Spending to Long-Term Transformation


Success will depend on how the funds are spent: what plans are put in place for spending, how those plans are executed and the mechanisms that are established to ensure accountability.

Senate Confirms OMB Deputy Director for Management

Government Executive

Miller is a former Obama administration economic adviser and most recently a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership, a nonprofit civic alliance. 

“Our Government Still Works”

Government Executive

On the eve of his 100th day in office, the president recapped his administration’s achievements and outlined plans for vast reforms.

Defense Acquisition Reform: Increased Focus on Knowledge Needed to Achieve Intended Performance and Innovation Outcomes

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Using knowledge at key points in weapons programs helps reduce the risk of cost and schedule overruns that have plagued DOD’s weapon programs in the past.

Overcoming Road Blocks to Evidence-Based Policymaking

Route Fifty

Despite these advances, federal, state and local governments face complex challenges in using data to build a stronger foundation for evidence-based policy. 

Results for America Newsletter – April 2021

What works in federal policy

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