Accountability and Performance Update – June 20- 26, 2022

Quarterly Updates on Federal Agency Priority Goals

Office of Management and Budget

OMB posted quarterly updates to Agency Priority Goals on the website. Go to the website’s pull-down tab labeled “Agencies” to check status and progress of more than 80 agency-specific 2-year priority goals. Look for progress updates labeled “June 2022” to see status of agency action plans for FY2022, second quarter (January 1 – March 30 – there’s generally a three month-lag in posting publicly).

State Department “Data for Diplomacy” Awards

Federal News Network

From the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to personnel overseas, to tracking the air quality at U.S. embassies and consulates, the State Department is looking to make data-driven decisions in all aspects of its mission. . . . To prioritize that focus under its recent Enterprise Data Strategy, the department last month recognized five winners of its first annual Data for Diplomacy Awards.

Agencies Need Customer Experience Scorecards to Track Progress

Federal News Network

The Biden administration is calling on agencies to improve customer experience across government, but former government officials say a federal chief customer officer and scorecard are needed to track and encourage progress.

Data Literacy for Government Impact

Federal News Network

across a federal agency, a data-literate workforce has the power to transform mission-critical objectives and empower data-driven decision making, which ultimately helps modernize and improve government services. . . .  agency leaders should proceed with deliberate speed and intention across four key areas.

Resource of the Week:  What Works Cities

Launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in April 2015, What Works Cities is one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance cities’ use of data and evidence. What Works Cities helps local government improve residents’ lives by using data and evidence effectively to tackle pressing challenges.

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