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GPRA

Congressional Oversight of Performance

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 - 11:44
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 10:39
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a set of briefing slides, “Managing for Results:  Opportunities for Congress to Address Government Performance Issues,” which it is using to bring Members of Congress and their staffs up to speed on  the government’s “performance management framework” and how they can use performance information gleaned from agencies to “address challenges facing the federal government.”

Mission-Focused Analytics

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 - 16:01
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 14:53
“It’s like peeling back an onion.  You cry a bit, then peel another layer and cry some more.”  That’s how Michelle Snyder, deputy chief operating officer of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), metaphorically describes the use of powerful data analytic tools.

A Guide to Data-Driven Performance Reviews

Friday, November 18th, 2011 - 12:07
Several federal agencies have responded to the need for data-driven performance reviews by developing an approach that consists of regularly held, structured, data-driven performance review meetings. This is simple in concept. Some elements, such as periodic program review meetings, are common throughout government. The data-driven performance reviews presented in this report reflect such features but add other elements. What are Data-Driven Performance Reviews?

Getting Government to Use Performance Data

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 - 9:57
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 09:48
Will the third time be a charm?  Moynihan and Lavertu dig behind the data to find out why the first and second efforts to embed the use of performance information into the government faltered, and offer hints as to whether the most recent effort – the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 -- will do any better. Background

States, Localities Inspire Federal Data-Driven Management

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 - 11:43
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 11:33
A new report by Harry Hatry and Elizabeth Davies, “A Guide to Data-Driven Federal Performance Reviews,” examines federal agencies that are pioneering data-driven performance reviews to improve agency effectiveness and effi­ciency.

Obama Launches New Campaign to Cut Waste

Monday, June 13th, 2011 - 16:09
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 15:57
On Monday, June 13, in a 4-minuteYouTube message to the American people, the President sat next to a stack of Federal Registers to highlight the steps he taking to take to get rid of “pointless waste, stupid spending.”  

Highlights of Senate GPRA Oversight Hearing

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - 9:58
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 09:53
What sparked his imagination?  Here’s a link to the hearing record. Lead off witnesses included Chief Performance Officer Jeff Zients and Comptroller General Gene Dodaro (who Carper jokingly referred to as Zients’ “wingman”).  Here are some testimony highlights from Zients: Executive Branch Implementation Steps To Date. 

Congress Overhauls Results Act, Wants Results

Friday, May 6th, 2011 - 16:05
Congress Overhauls Results Act, Wants Results  by John M. Kamensky My October 2010 column chronicled how Congress was updating the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act because the law had not resulted in “significant gains in the use of performance information for decision making,” according to the Government Accountability Office.  Well, Congress passed a set of fairly significant amendments requiring more than 150 changes in practice and President Obama signed the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 in early January.

GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 Explained

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - 9:48
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This update effort started several years ago through the efforts of Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) then evolved more recently with support from Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Mark Warner (D-VA). The update is based on more than 15 years of experience – documented through numerous GAO reports that culminated in a 2004 overarching assessment.  This experience included both the evolution of agency practices as well as increased access to information and collaboration via the Internet.

GAO Outlines National Indicator System

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - 8:54
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 08:37
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) surveyed the state of the art in developing and using comprehensive indicator systems in its 2004 report, “Informing Our Nation: Improving How to Understand and Assess the USA's Position and Progress.”  That report sparked an initiative by the National Academies of Science, with the support of several non-profit foundations, to explore the feasibility of developing a national indicator system.  This led to the creation of a non-profit, State of the
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