Performance-Based Budgeting: Results Oriented Government

Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform: Results Oriented Government

"The Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010"

"The Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010," which was recently signed into law, will bring increased transparency and accountability to the federal government by bringing to light the efficiency and effectiveness of federal agencies, providing that information to Congress and the public, and ultimately forcing decision-makers to make more informed decisions about how taxpayer dollars are spent. 

This type of results oriented approach to government has improved the value and efficiency of state-level programs across the country.  It is long overdue for Washington to take the same, commonsense approach.

Specifically, the "The Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010" will:

- Require that federal agencies assess performance on a quarterly basis to ensure federal taxpayer dollars are being spent in an effective manner. 
- Make these assessment reports available on a single public website so that both Congress and the American people have access to critical information on federal agencies’ strengths and weaknesses.   
- Require each agency to designate a Chief Operating Officer who will be held accountable for agency results. 
- Require the federal budget office to identify duplicative and outdated agency reporting and reduce the number of annual written reports by ten-percent. 
- Require action if an agency’s programs have not met performance goals for a fiscal year.