News from PPMRN - January 2011

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What's in This Issue

In this issue you will find the latest articles published on performance measurement and reporting in the news, upcoming conferences, webinars and audio conferences, the most recent federal reports on performance measurement and a call for research report proposals.

Performance Measurement And Reporting In The News

New Performance Bill Adds Consequences for Missed Goals

Federal News Radio

By: Jolie Lee

January 10, 2011

Summary: John Kamensky, a senior fellow with the IBM Center for Business and Government and the former deputy director of Vice President Al Gore's National Performance Review, provides the three main requirements that agencies must follow with the new Agency performance reform.


Agency Performance Reform Becomes Law

Federal Computer Week

By: Alyah Khan

January 5, 2011

Summary: President Obama signed the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 into law on Jan. 4, 2011. The law requires all agencies to designate a chief operating officer and a performance improvement officer to oversee efforts to improve management and performance. The law also requires agencies to publish performance reports on a public website.


Report Measures Open Gov Benchmarks

Federal News Radio

By: Kevin Merritt

January 4, 2011

Summary: The IT Company Socrata surveyed three groups: government stakeholders, civic application developers and ordinary citizens on issues related to performance measurement and transparency. The survey found that the majority of those surveyed agreed that government documents should be transparent.


AtlantiCare Receives Malcolm Baldridge Award

Shore News Today

By: Staff Reporter

January 4, 2011

Summary: AtlantiCare was one of two health organizations awarded the Malcolm Baldridge Award. The award is based on an organization's performance in excellence in leadership, strategic planning, customer focus, measurement, process management and results.


Christie's Efficiency Test Vexes Towns


By: Jan Hefler

Dec.12, 2010

Summary: According to the article, 161 towns in NJ scored low on the state efficiency test. Governor Christie plans to penalize the 161 towns by withholding a portion of their previously approved state aid.

Upcoming Events

February 16, 2011

Leadership, Management, & the Key Role of Performance Measurement

Interactive Web Workshop,



March 7-9, 2011

The Performance Institute's 2011 City & County Performance Summit

Las Vegas, NV


March 9, 2011

Planning, Conducting and Reporting Performance Audit Work Even More Efficiently: Additional Tools to Improve Your Office's Performance Audit Productivity

Audio Conference, AGA


March 11-15, 2011

2011 ASPA Annual Conference: Public Administration Without Borders

Baltimore, MD


March 16-18, 2011

The Performance Institute's Strategy Execution Forum 2011

San Jose, CA


March 22-23, 2011

The Performance Institute's Developing and Using Performance Measures Conference

Arlington, VA


March 23, 2011

Tools to Assist in Establishing a Performance Management System for Your Government-What You Need to Know

Audio Conference, AGA


September 18-21, 2011

International City/County Management Association (ICMA) 97th Annual Conference 

Milwaukee, WI

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Recent Federal Performance Measurement Reports

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: FY 2011 Congressional Justification (pdf)

United Stated Department of Health and Human Services; Washington, D.C.

January 5, 2011              

Call For Research Report Proposals

IBM Center 2011 Call for Research Report Proposal

The IBM Center is interested in Research Report Proposals in the following areas:

  • Performance improvement and analysis;
  • Workforce transformation;
  • Collaboration and management across boundaries;
  • Reforming federal contracting and acquisition; and
  • Transparency and participatory democracy; using Web 2.0 technology.

Deadlines: March 1, 2011 and October 1, 2011


IBM 2011 Research Report Announcement (pdf)