Accountability and Performance Update – September 20-28, 2021

Government Performance Management: Key Considerations for Implementing Cross-Agency Priority Goals and Progress Addressing GAO Recommendations (GAO-21-104704)

U.S. Government Accountability Office

In this report, GAO identified key considerations to facilitate CAP goal implementation. In addition, it notes that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and agencies have made notable progress in implementing 82 of 106 GAO GPRAMA-related recommendations made since 2012.

An Analysis of Florida Contract Performance

Public Administration Review (pre-publication)

Analyzing more than 20,000 Florida contracts over a three-year period, this research explores whether competitive sourcing procedures lead to improved contractor performance. The authors found that existing relationships, and lower transaction costs, are more likely to lead to better performance than competitive sourcing.

Data Science and the Art of Persuasion

Harvard Business Review

This article proposes a way for those that aren’t getting the most out of their operations to free data scientists from unreasonable expectations and introduce new types of workers to the mix.

Oakland, Calif., Housing Dashboard

The city of Oakland, California, is committed to producing, protecting, and preserving affordable housing, with a focus on the delivery of homeless housing. This dashboard identified key metrics and progress towards that goal, by Zip Code, within the community.

State, Commerce Data Strategies Underpin Broader Agency Goals

Federal News Network

The State Department and Commerce Department are both launching strategies to maximize the use of their data.

Webinar: Applying Evaluation in the Justice40 Initiative – October 14, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Data Foundation

Based on past efforts at the Environmental Protection Agency and ongoing implementation of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act across the federal government, this 90-minute webinar will discuss opportunities for prioritizing evaluative thinking and practice in implementation of the Justice 40 Initiative.

Resource of the Week:  List of IBM Center for The Business of Government Reports on Improving Government Performance – ASPA Center for Accountability & Performance

This link provides a curated list, and thumbnail summaries, of over 60 IBM Center reports between 2000 and 2021 on the topic of performance management.

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