Submitted by TFryer on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:10
OMB Updates Performance.gov. OMB posted third quarter performance progress updates for cross-agency and agency-specific priority goals on performance.gov. In an accompanying blog post, OMB director Shawn Donovan highlights some specific accomplishments.
Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:11
By law, agency inspectors general are given a great deal of independence from pressures from both their agencies and Congress. But to be effective, they need to develop positive relationships with both. Some are more effective than others. What makes the difference? In January 2015, Michael Horowitz, chair of the cross-agency Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, highlighted “independence” as their most-cherished attribute. But what steps can the IGs, agency heads, and Congress take to make sure that the work of the IGs is not ignored?
Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:22
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Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 08:09
There’s a great lead article by Elise Castelli in this week’s Federal Times, “Feds to Empower ‘Citizen IGs’ to Watch Stimulus Spending.” This is a real experiment in the ultimate use of crowdsourcing – providing the data on spending via recovery.gov and letting on-the-ground citizens to help interpret and make sense of it in their communities.