Posts Tagged: Accountability

Public servants: What are you broadcasting via social media?

It seems we’re regularly being served additional reminders about the way we sometimes use social messaging to our detriment, and with increasing frequency, how it is sometimes being used against us. Consider the Janine Krieber kerfuffle, where the wife of former Canadian Liberal Party leader Stephane Dion criticized the current state of the party inRead… Read more »

The FISMA Secret

By: Steve O’Keeffe http://meritalk.com/blog.php?user=SteveOKeeffe&blogentry_id=1520 As schoolboys, growing up in London in the ‘80s, we’d sing “I’d like to teach the PTA to blow up all the schools” to the tune of the Coca-Cola advertisement “I’d like to teach the world to sing.” We’d skulk and smoke behind the bicycle sheds and kick the can downRead… Read more »

Updates on Recent and Upcoming Performance Management Events

It’s been a little while, but I have a few upcoming posts on performance management. In the meantime, here are a few upcoming events that are of relevance in the government performance management realm: The Community Indicators Consortium (CIC) holds its international conference in Bellevue, Washington this year on Oct 1-2. CIC is a greatRead… Read more »

States Brace for Upcoming Stimulus Deadline

Posted Originally to Bright Side of Government By Kristin Bockius, State & Local Government Social Media Marketing Manager Federal budget watchdogs and other observers know that agencies historically have reported the performance results for their spending and programs at the end of each fiscal year as required by the Government Performance and Results Act. InRead… Read more »

Where are the Performance Metrics in the Recovery Act

About a month and a half ago, OMB released the Federal reporting requirements for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It’s taken me a little while to look through the requirements, and I had read that the focus was on job creation, but I was still a little surprised at the lack of Federal interestRead… Read more »

Online MPA Inspector General Program Launched

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in affiliation with the Association of Inspectors General, has launched a new opportunity for professional development and career advancement in the field of inspection and oversight. John Jay’s highly respected MPA Inspector General Program is now available in both the traditional classroom format and in a primarily online format.Read… Read more »

FLAT Government: does Gov 2.0, eGovernment, promote FLAT Government Operations?

In the Age of Enlightenment & quickly towards the Age of World Peace as Attainable, where we encourage Transparency, Accountability & provide specifications to & for THIN Consultants & Contractors mindful of Taxpayer expectations, does Gov 2.0 & eGovernment promote FLAT Government Operations? Where is Value added to Gov 2.0 in Community Participation? Is anRead… Read more »

Increasing Transparency and Accountability in Federal Performance Reporting: Lessons from the OMB Pilot Program

In 2006, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) authorized the Performance and Accountability Reporting (PAR) Pilot Program, which permitted executive branch agencies to use an alternative approach to reporting financial and performance information. Eleven departments and agencies volunteered to participate in the FY 2007 PAR Pilot Program. Three initiatives were held to assess andRead… Read more »

Center for American Progress Calls for Increased Contractor Scrutiny

It seems that accountability will be the name of the game in 2009. The Center for American Progress recently issued a report called, “Making Contracting Work for the United States,” which states that recent laws that require more disclosure by government contractors don’t do enough to regulate those companies. Although there has been progress withRead… Read more »