Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 - 11:40
This award recognizes an individual who throughout his or her career has made continuous contributions to governmental financial management by direct participation in research activities and/or through encouragement and support of others engaged in government financial management research.
In recognition of Mr. Kamensky’s research contributions to the field of performance management and accountability. He is not a traditional researcher in the academic world but rather a practicing researcher with a career of connecting research to practice, especially in the areas of performance, budgeting and cost accounting. He says his goal is to increase the use of fact-based decision-making. In 2010, his research efforts based on experiences of other countries, states and localities culminated in several conceptual contributions to provisions of the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010, including the development of cross-agency goals, the designation of goal leaders, and regular reviews of progress toward those goals. Mr. Kamensky is also a prolific writer, with more than 400 blog posts on public management issues, and regular columns on government performance for PA Times and Governing magazine.