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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Summit Program/Agenda

7:30 a.m. 
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8– 8:10 a.m.
Welcome and Overview 

  • Ann Ebberts, CEO, AGA

8:10–9:00 a.m.
W100: What Major Management Challenges Put Agency and Program Performance at Risk?
Agencies continue to face serious and persistent challenges in meeting program performance goals. Listen as representatives from the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), General Accountability Office (GAO), and the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) highlight the top management and performance challenges facing agencies as well as the key changes to the High-Risk Program list.

  • Allison Lerner, Chair, CIGIE and Inspector General, National Science Foundation
  • Michelle Sager, Managing Director - Strategic Issues, GAO
  • Bob Westbrooks, Executive Director, PRAC

M: Amber Heimberg, Director, Guidehouse

9:00–9:10 a.m. 
Break | Transition to Next Session

9:10–10:00 a.m.
W101: What's Working? Leading Performance Management Practices in Agencies
The underlying theories and policy direction about performance management are critical but it’s the real-world stories that communicate their value. Our panelists will share their experiences and lessons learned by implementing performance management practices to achieve mission success. Examples will focus on leveraging new technologies and improving the use of data and evidence.

  • Beth Murdock, Senior Performance Analyst, City of Alexandria - Virginia
  • Aaron Ray, Deputy Director for Policy, Colorado Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting
  • Lenora Stiles, Director, Office of Strategic Planning and Performance Improvement, U.S. Department of the Treasury

M: Karin O'Leary, Associate Partner, IBM

10:00–10:20 a.m. 
Coffee Break on Your Own | Sponsor's presentation

10:20–11:10 a.m.
W102: An Update from the Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
With the stroke of a pen, the Biden Administration reinstituted the government's framework for measuring and improving performance. And its new associate director for performance at OMB, Pam Coleman, recently signaled to federal employees, "Together with our partners at the Office of Personnel Management, I’ve been charged with delivering on President Biden’s promise to support, protect and empower you and rebuild your teams and agencies.” Ms. Coleman will share her plans to drive performance and personnel management improvements across the federal government. 

  • Pam Coleman, Principal Deputy Associate Director for Performance & Personnel Management, U.S. Office of Management & Budget

M: Robert Shea, National Managing Principal, Grant Thornton

11:10–11:20 a.m. 
| Transition to Next Session

11:20–12:10 p.m.
W103: Congress' Role in Driving Performance Improvement

The Digital Accountability & Transparency Act of 2014, the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act of 2018 and other such recent laws have put a premium on performance. Is linking spending to performance the next step? We will discuss the efficacy of the two recent laws and how successfully they are being implemented by federal agencies. 

  • Alissa Czyz, Acting Director - Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office
  • Wendy Ginsberg, Staff Director, House Subcommittee on Government Operations
  • Deidre Harrison, Deputy Controller, U.S. Office of Management & Budget
  • Katie Bailey, Legislative Director to Senator Mike Braun of Indiana

M: Mary Goldsmith, National Federal Sector Director, RSM

12:10 p.m.
Closing Remarks

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