Weekly Roundup July 31, 2015

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Weekly Roundup July 31, 2015
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James Lockhart
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"Presidential Executive Order 13450, Improving Government Program Performance is basically codifying the importance of performance, evaluating performance, demonstrating performance, and using it as part of your planning process."
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Chris Mihm
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Mitchell Glassman
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"If you think about what we’re about, creating knowledge, sharing information for the advancement of humankind, then we’re all about sharing information, but we also have the challenge of security and securing the information. So balancing this is a big challenge.”
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“We are moving to a patient-centric environment, where veteran health information can be shared more easily…. [So] no matter where the veteran goes, the access to his or her medical information is very easy, to the point where it can actually be accessed by other government agencies.”
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“We try to get at least 90 days’ notice that there is an issue [with a bank], but there are occasions where we may only get one day’s notice. We have to be able to react quickly, efficiently, so we have five teams of people standing by.”
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"We have programs that now can track what they are doing and a way to describe it: where they’re going, what they’ve done, what they’re trying to achieve. I think that makes them more accountable."
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"We’re one of the few developed countries that doesn’t have a set of key outcome indicators so that we can understand the nation’s position and progress across a wide range of social, demographic, and other key policy areas. We believe that those would help decision makers know how we are doing….”
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