I’ve been reading federal agency Open Government plans over the past few weeks. Many plans don’t describe what agencies are doing to improve collaboration – between agencies and programs, or with the public.
Grumblers are complaining the Obama Administration has not proactively defined a performance agenda, even as it approaches the half way point of its first term. But I think they have a fairly radical agenda. They just happen to be using a stealth approach
Surveys show that the public would have more confidence in government if it could get rid of duplicative and overlapping programs. Can we do this? Should we do this? GAO has been mandated to figure this out.
The Center for American Progress (CAP) created a 16-point agenda for “building a government that delivers greater value and results to the American people.” A recent independent poll surveyed Americans on how they would prioritize the agenda.