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OMB intends to allow agencies to compare similar programs, and subsequently improve performance, by concentrating on identifying cross-government areas. This effort will take place as part of the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), a survey-based program performance tool.
“By finding cross-agency areas for assessment, agencies can look to successful programs for guidance and best practices, said Robert Shea, OMB's counsel to the deputy director for management. Assessment categories, such as asset management, will be based on administrative and congressional priorities. Officials will set up working groups in each of these discrete cross-cutting areas, he said.”
"Ideally, we focus resources on activities with the best results, but consolidation may not be the answer," Shea said, speaking at an enterprise architecture conference in Washington, D.C. "But the poor-performing programs can learn a lot from the high-performing programs."