A newly offered bipartisan bill in the Senate (S-4167) would update the Government Performance and Results Act by requiring regular strategic reviews of federal agencies’ performance goals and improving the data that is publicly available regarding how agencies are achieving those goals.
The bill seeks to “provide lawmakers and the administration with tools and data necessary to measure and evaluate the performance of federal agencies and ensure they are meeting their long-term strategic goals,” sponsors said, noting that the measure would be the first major update of that law in more than a decade.
The Federal Agency Performance Act would update existing performance management laws to require OMB to regularly conduct strategic reviews of agencies’ performance goals and ensure they are following through with strategic plans. The bill also would require improvements in the quality and amount of data agency-specific and government-wide on performance.gov.
Meanwhile, the House has passed HR-5658, to require DHS to better clarify the roles of its components in cyber incident response; and HR-6871, to consolidate DHS acquisition activities under the undersecretary for management and to establish a program accountability and risk management office to provide consistent standardization and transparency for acquisition.