Four Actions to Integrate Performance Information with Budget Formulation

Monday, April 28th, 2014 - 9:58
In this report, Dr.

Four Actions to Better Integrate Performance into Budgeting

Friday, April 25th, 2014 - 15:41
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 15:36
A Government Accountability Office survey last year reports that the percentage of federal managers saying they used performance information in allocating resources actually dropped between 1997 and 2013.  Is it worth another try? In a new report for the IBM Center, Dr.

Power Tools of Government

Friday, April 25th, 2014 - 9:32
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 09:27
A recent report by the Partnership for Public Service on how several federal agencies created shared service centers for mission support functions -- such at IT, personnel, and contracting -- offered advice on how to undertake such an initiative. The report recommended the use of incentives, agreement on common goals, and clearly defined roles.

Leadership in Action - The Business of Government Magazine Spring 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - 21:13
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 20:07
In meeting varied missions, government executives confront significant challenges. Responding properly to them must be guided and informed by the harsh fiscal and budgetary realities of the day. It can no longer be simply a wishful platitude that government do more with less. Leaders need to change the way government does business to make smarter use of increasingly limited resources—leveraging technology and innovation to be more efficient, effective, anticipatory, adaptive, and evidence-based in delivering missions and securing the public trust.

The Secret Sauce of Effective Progress Reviews

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - 11:56
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:49
So, how do you make PerformancStat meetings effective?  OMB says that these review meetings should be constructive and focus on learning.  Astute observers, such as Harry Hatry at the Urban Institute, say that leaders of these meetings need to be “hands on” and actively engaged in order to

Harnessing Evidence and Evaluation: Insights from Kathy Stack, Advisor, Evidence-Based Innovation, Office of Management and Budget

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 11:41
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The federal government spends tens of billions annually on social programs with modest or poor results. In other cases, billions have been spent on programs and funding streams while little rigorous evidence exists about program outcomes. In a climate of fiscal austerity, it is far better to cut programs with minimal impact and improve existing programs, based on evidence from high-quality program evaluations.

Agencies Set New Priority Goals

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - 14:15
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 14:08
The 2010 revision of the Government Performance and Results Act requires federal agencies to identify a limited number of two-year Agency Priority Goals.  These action-oriented goals appear in their recently-released fiscal year 2015 budget proposals and are aligned with their newly released strategic goals and objectives.

Weekly Round-up: April 4, 2014

Friday, April 4th, 2014 - 9:07
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 08:53
John Kamensky

Performance Budgeting: Lessons from the States

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 - 11:15
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 11:10
New research findings by a team led Dr. Daniel Mullins at American University examine recent state-level trends in the use of performance budgeting or “budgeting for results” approaches. This research, presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration, offers some insights for any future federal performance budgeting initiative.

Cross-Agency Priority Goals: 2014 (Part 2)

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 - 14:06
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 14:00
An earlier post provides excerpts from the seven mission-related cross-agency priority goals.  This post provides excerpts from the management-related cross-agency priority goals: (UPDATED: 7-1-2014) Cross-Agency Priority Goals
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