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Association for Government Accountants

FY 2009 Financial and Performance Reports

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 - 15:32
If a tree falls in a forest, did it make a sound? The November 15th release of federal department and agency annual performance and accountability reports went largely un-noticed.  Not a mention in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal or Washington Post (even its Federal Page).

Engaging Citizens in the Job of Performance Reporting

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 - 16:26
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By making data more widely available—even if only within the federal government—it will empower a wide range of users to more routinely make fact-based decisions. This has the effect of pushing analysis and decision making down to the front line instead of to staff offices. This could be the beginning of a new performance agenda, which author W. David Stephenson calls “democratizing data.” Support for making such data available more broadly to the public is being pushed by advocacy groups such as the Sunlight Foundation.

Recovery Act: Six Months Old

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 - 14:05
Yesterday's USA Today cover story was bannered: "Poll: 57%  Don't See Stimulus Working."  People are so impatient! Today, it's the Recovery Act's 6-month birthday. And yesterday, Recovery Act recipients could start signing up so they can report their progress starting October 1st.

The "New" Transparency

Friday, May 15th, 2009 - 13:46
A couple weeks ago, I attended the Mercatus Center’s 10th annual ceremony releasing their assessment of how transparent agencies were in reporting their performance via their annually-required performance report under the Government Performance and Results Act. It made me think about how far the whole transparency movement has come.

Think Tanks and Transition 2008: Update

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 - 11:04
I started an inventory back in April (Part I and
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