Viewpoint: Doing What Works

Federal officials are about to find themselves in the hot seat under a requirement to show whether they’re making progress toward President Obama’s goals for improving government operations. As part of the 2010 Government Performance and Results Modernization Act, agencies in June will start conducting quarterly performance reviews focused on their high-priority goals.

The White House will follow next year with reviews on governmentwide objectives. Is this another bureaucratic exercise in futility? Not necessarily.

This article was originally published in Government Executive.