Defense Department to Reform its Planning-Programming-Budgeting-Execution System
Federal News Network
Two new legislative provisions require studies of the Pentagon’s PPBE system. One sets up an expert commission to take the current process apart and come up with alternatives. A second orders Defense itself to create a plan to consolidate all of the IT systems it uses to plan and execute its budget.
Reflections from Collaborations on Projects Using Behavioral Science
Office of Evaluation Services, U.S. General Services Administration
The office held an event to celebration completion of 100 collaborations across government using data and technology to improve service delivery governmentwide. It reflected on lessons learned from successes and failures.
The Science of Visual Data Communication: What Works
Psychological Science in the Public Interest
This report presents research-backed guidelines for creating powerful and intuitive visualizations oriented toward communicating data to students, coworkers, and the general public. Figure 2 is an amazing summary!
Participatory Budgeting in New York City
NYC Civic Engagement Commission
There are three participatory budgeting processes in New York City – at the neighborhood level, 33 neighborhoods are participating. The City Council sponsors projects in 10 council districts. Public schools are also participating in projects.
City of Flagstaff, AZ, Applies Priority-Based Budgeting Techniques
The City of Flagstaff is in its second year of using Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) to guide the creation of its annual budget around seven strategic priorities.
Little Rock, AR, Uses Open Data to Drive Resident Engagement
What Works Cities
Little Rock is one of 23 cities to achieve 20201 What Works Cities Certification. This blog post highlights two specific case examples of what the city has done to improve relations with citizens and improve neighborhood safety.
Resource of the Week: Performance and Management Guide
Health Resources & Services Administration, US Department of Health & Human Services
While this guide is 10 years old, it still covers the basics fairly well. It is missing the more recent trends re: greater use of granular, real-time administrative data, an emphasis on evidence and evaluation, an emphasis on incorporating equity into measures, and the use of social behavioral sciences in assessing the impact of measures on staff and clients. . . in some ways, it shows how the performance management movements has matured.