Group will promote GPRA

Group will promote GPRA

Remember the Government Performance and Results Act? Not enough agency leaders do, or so says Avon James, president of Robbins-Gioia Inc. of Alexandria, Va.

James and a group of other information technology executives have formed the Performance Achievement Association, a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting conformance to GPRA. The act requires agencies to set measurable program performance goals tied to budgeting.

Although IT officials have a role in GPRA, James said, 'IT should not bear the brunt. It's the responsibility of the program managers.'

The new association will host a forum on program management best practices later this month and send a report to congressional agency overseers. Other member organizations are Litton PRC, the Software Engineering Institute of Pittsburgh, Acquisition Solutions Inc. of Chantilly, Va., and Electronic Data Systems Corp.'s federal division of Herndon, Va.

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