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Beth Cobert: Agencies Report Q4 Developments on Gov’t Performance Priority Goals

Beth Cobert
Beth Cobert

Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, has outlined fourth-quarter developments on the Cross-Agency Priority Goals and Agency Priority Goals for government efficiency and effectiveness.

Cobert wrote in a piece posted Thursday on the White House blog that OMB, the General Services Administration and other agencies have established performance reporting measures on acquisitions, information technology, real property, finance and human capital as part of the benchmarking CAP goal.

She also said guidance from the Treasury Department‘s Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation helped federal agencies adopt shared services on financial management, which could drive expansion to other management functions under the shared services CAP goal.

The State Department and USAID joint Agency Priority Goal on climate change has secured international commitment on the Low Emission Development Strategies program, while GSA’s strategic sourcing Agency Priority Goal focused on policy development for category management to meet its savings goal, Cobert wrote.

She added that the Performance Improvement Council has also launched the PIC.gov website to provide further information on all the agency and cross-agency performance improvement efforts.

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