Government Performance Summit Keynote to Attendees: Your Input Needed

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Federal Performance Improvement Council (PIC) seeks feedback for federal management opportunities. GPS Summit 2013 to be held on June 10-12th at the Hilton in Crystal City, Virginia.

The Government Performance Summit is “a groundbreaking opportunity to learn from government managers on how to improve the way government works,” said Jon Desenberg, senior director at the Performance Institute.

Kevin Donahue, Performance Improvement Council (PIC) executive director, will address the 2013 Government Performance Summit as its keynote speaker—with a twist. Instead of making a one-way presentation to the hundreds of government attendees, he will ask them to provide the PIC with insight into opportunities to improve agencies’ use of data and performance information in response to a series of GAO reports reviewing Government Performance and Results Modernization Act (GPRMA) implementation. As part of a thorough review of the Act’s first two years of implementation and larger management strategy, the Summit will facilitate a discussion on what’s working and what needs to be changed. This important initiative will be shaped in part from answers elicited from attendees throughout this interactive 3-day event on June 10-12 at the Crystal City Hilton.

Donahue directs the PIC, composed of performance improvement officers of federal agencies and departments and senior officials who collaborate to improve the performance of federal programs. Bethany Blakey, the PIC’s lead on the new Performance Analyst Job Series and Competencies, will deliver the luncheon address on what this new position means for government organizations as a growing number of federal employees seek performance and data scientist positions. Other speakers include Douglas Glenn, deputy chief financial officer, Department of Interior; Robert Behn, Harvard University; and panelists John Kamansky, IBM Center for Government; Kathy Newcomer, George Washington School of Government; and Jon Desenberg, The Performance Institute.

The summit, titled “Science of Data: Unlocking Information for Improved Insight,” will provide the PIC with “a groundbreaking opportunity to learn from government managers on how to improve the way government works,” said Jon Desenberg, senior director at the Performance Institute. Desenberg has worked closely with federal agencies and the PIC to improve federal practices. He noted that that as agencies deal with requirements to link their performance with their budgets, the input provided at the summit will be invaluable.

About the Government Performance Summit
Since 2000, GPS has brought together federal management employees to offer insights and share knowledge on the latest trends in performance management and policy. To learn more about GPS 2013 or to register visit:

About The Performance Institute
Called “the leading think tank in performance measurement for government” on OMB’s, The Performance Institute has been a leader in Performance Management training and policy since 2000. As part of the Government Performance Coalition, a group of good government organizations, The Performance Institute works to share best practices, work with limited budgets and improve efficiency in government to improve delivery of citizen services.

The Performance Institute publishes research reports regarding performance management initiatives and trains more than 10,000 government managers per year on performance-based topics. Dedicated to improving citizen services and taxpayer transparency, the Institute uses a best-practices foundation to deliver the most effective and tested methodologies for improving performance.

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