Submitted by JKamensky on Wed, 01/30/2019 - 14:50
A recent Government Executive article by Ed O’Brien, an associate professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, observes that “people assume they can and will use more information to make their decisions than they actually do, according to the research.”
Submitted by JKamensky on Wed, 01/23/2019 - 08:51
Like most private sector organizations, government agencies focus their analyses on data they have based on individual people, such as the data from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and from the Office of Personnel Management’s FedScope database.
Submitted by rgordon on Tue, 01/22/2019 - 09:57
Submitted by JKamensky on Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:31
The report, by Harvard Kennedy School’s Jane Wiseman, describes the work of pioneering CDOs in selected federal agencies, discusses their roles and responsibilities, and outlines the competencies needed to be a successful CDO who can help agencies make better use of data at all levels of government.
Submitted by rgordon on Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:24
Submitted by JKamensky on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 13:25
A recent trend has been to set up an innovation office to be the catalyst for new ideas. These offices can be helpful starting points and an inspiration to employees across an organization. However, most leaders want to create a culture of innovation across their entire workforce, not just in an elite subset of employees.
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 12/28/2018 - 09:47
Big Pay Increase? Government Executive reports: “Trump must issue an executive order [by December 31] prescribing changes to both basic pay and locality pay for next year, even if that change is zero. . . . If the White House does not issue that order, automatic salary increases will take effect,. . . .
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 12/21/2018 - 11:37
Evidence Act Advances. The Senate passed the “Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018” – If it clears the House again (a high probability, given its sponsor is Speaker Ryan), then we can look forward to agencies appointing both Chief Evaluation Officers and Chief Data Officers!
Submitted by JKamensky on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 14:14
Congress recognized the governmentwide shortage of program management talent and leadership commitment in 2016 when it passed the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA). Two years after its passage, slow but steady progress is being made to implement not only the law’s requirements but also its underlying intent – to improve the government’s ability to manage large and complex programs.
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:48
Finding a Needle in Haystack. The Government Accountability Office released a new report that identifies 5 key practices for transparently reporting government data. It recommends several steps to better align USAspending.gov with key practices and other requirements.