Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients hires Shelley Metzenbaum to help lead the performance management effort. OMB to lean on the Performance Improvement Council to develop and advocate for new approach.
A former Virginia Governor takes a key role in helping the Senate to understand government performance measurement.
500 performance improvement leaders from across the Department of Defense, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Agencies and activities, and federal government agencies get ready to gather and compare notes, and you’re invited! We get details from J. D. Sicilia, the director of the Defense Department’s Lean Six Sigma Program Office.
Administration will list agencies’ progress in meeting their high-priority goals detailed in the 2011 budget request. OMB wants quarterly updates to ensure agencies are on track to meet their plans of actions and milestones. Meanwhile, the House passes a bill to mandate a new type of performance management.
OMB is setting up a new dashboard to measure agency performance.
OMB released new guidance to shift agencies from focusing on planning and reporting their performance to using their performance information to make decisions.
FDA-TRACK is a new agency-wide program performance management system that monitors over 100 FDA program offices through key performance measures. FDA’s Joshua Sharfstein says along the way, they’ve found some unexpected benefits to using the system.
Senators praise Lew for experience. Committee plans to vote on his nomination next week. Lew said technology, acquisition reform and performance management are among his top non-budget priorities.
Congressman Henry Cuellar’s homeland security bill to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess the efficiency of homeland security grants is about to become law. He explains how it will work.
The administration conducts its first set of reviews of the three-to-eight high priority goals each agency set last year. OMB is encouraging agencies to conduct their own reviews in order to keep focus on meeting the objectives. All agency performance information eventually will be made public through a new portal, Performance.gov.