Big data and the examined life
November 30, 2015
Commentary: Our every keystroke adds another byte to the data pool, doubling the world's data every18 months.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The Office of Management and Budget launched Performance.gov last week, a long-awaited dashboard to highlight the Obama administration’s federal performance agenda.
The site consolidates a number of already in use dashboards and focuses on eight key areas: acquisition, financial management, human resources, technology, open government, performance improvement, sustainability and customer service.
Specifically, Performance.gov provides information on the government’s progress in the following areas of focus:
Improving the return on contract spending, reducing improper payments, eliminating unneeded federal real estate, achieving technology-driven productivity gains, accelerating performance on agency priorities and hiring the best employees.
All of the Cabinet Departments and eight other major agencies have home pages on Performance.gov. Each agency’s home page describes the agency’s mission. Each page also provides links to the agency’s performance plans and reports and to pages showing agency progress on government-wide management initiatives, according to the site.