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Accountability and Performance Update – Mar 20-26, 2023

Webinar: Federal Management & Performance Priorities for 2023. Wed., Mar. 29, 1 p.m. Eastern) ASPA Center for Accountability & Performance President Biden released his proposed fiscal year 2024 budget in earlier this month. It was accompanied by his management priorities – … Continue reading

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Accountability and Performance Update – Mar 13-19, 2023

Auditors: Attack on Auditor Independence in Iowa RouteFifty The Iowa Senate passed a bill that would effectively neuter the state auditor. If the House approves the bill, the ramifications could be debilitating for the state’s fiscal health. Legislators: New Bill on Using … Continue reading

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Accountability and Performance Update – Mar 6-12, 2023

Beware: The Statistics from Nowhere The Atlantic Unfortunately, the very pervasiveness of meaningless numbers undercuts the credibility of statistics more generally, even when the numbers never make it into anyone’s financial calculations. . . . Audiences should be skeptical of … Continue reading

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Accountability and Performance Update – Feb 27-Mar 5, 2023

When Data-Based Decision-Making Is Flawed RouteFifty There may even be an inverse correlation between increased use of data and the likelihood that it is accurate, timely and useful. . . . “The more you rely on data, the more incentive … Continue reading

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Accountability and Performance Update – Feb 20-26, 2023

A Tribute to Harry Hatry Barrett & Greene Harry Hatry, 92, a pioneer of great renown in the field of performance management died on February 20th from complications resulting from pneumonia. His career spanned over 60 years, during which time … Continue reading

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