Accountability and Performance Update – May 10 – 16, 2021

We Need to Talk . . . .

Fast Company

. . . about how the new way to work is about outcomes, not hours.

VA Disability Exams: Action Needed to Improve Program Management

Government Accountability Office

VA has not applied sound planning practices in transferring disability medical exam work to contractors, testified GAO’s Elizabeth Curda.

The President’s Management Agenda: Biden Going Big Again?


Alan Balutis says: “Very soon – within weeks I suspect – we will be learning much more about some of the nitty-gritty details underlying the administration’s big-picture visions”

A Year of Pandemic Oversight

Government Executive (Podcast Interview)

Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery Brian Miller speaks to GovExec’s Courtney Bublé about his time in his role.

Lessons from the Pandemic for Government Leaders at Every Level

Government Executive

Don Kettl writes: “COVID-19 laid bare both the shortcomings and virtues of federalism.”

Watchdog Suggests 112 New Actions to Enhance Government Savings and Efficiency

Government Accountability Office

The federal government could save billions of dollars by transforming such disparate functions as taxpayer services, prison staffing and infectious disease modeling.

DoD Strengthens Its Emphasis on Data, Gives CDO New Responsibilities

Federal News Network

The Defense Department is transforming itself into a data-centric organization, and is tasking its chief data officer with new responsibilities to help it along its way.

On-Line Games: How Would You Fix the Budget?

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

The Committee launches new suite of five online games to educate and crowdsource views on federal budget priorities.

Webinar: Data Symposium – Exploring Emerging Data Capabilities in Government (May 18-21)

Data Foundation

Participants will engage with peers and colleagues in the data community on timely, relevant topics facing our country’s use of data for an equitable, data-informed society

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