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.
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 12/07/2018 - 07:46
Submitted by rgordon on Tue, 11/27/2018 - 09:33
Submitted by rgordon on Mon, 11/12/2018 - 09:35
Over 4.7 million Americans served in the military during that war, with about 2.8 million serving overseas. Today, the U.S. has been at war for 17 years in the wake of attacks on 9/11, with 3.5 million Americans having served in post-9/11 conflicts.
Submitted by rgordon on Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:23
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Submitted by JKamensky on Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:16
How the City of Hangzhou Assesses Agency Performance and Gathers Citizen Feedback
While the oversight of New York City’s performance system is run out of the Mayor’s office, in Hangzhou, an independent commission assesses agency performance and gathers extensive citizen feedback. This is a leading-edge approach in China. Most other Chinese cities operate more like New York City, with their performance management system and oversight being managed by a bureau within the city’s government, with more of a focus on compliance and less on problem-solving.
Submitted by JKamensky on Mon, 11/05/2018 - 13:01
There’s been a decades-long movement in the U.S. to increase citizens’ involvement in government, and for government services to be more citizen-centric. As a result, we expect to see such initiatives in cities across the U.S., but what about in China? Interestingly, there is a real commitment in some cities in China to listen, and respond, to their citizens.