FDA system fosters internal accountability
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday launched a new organizational performance management system.
The system, FDA-TRACK, will monitor more than 100 FDA program offices through data from key performance measures established each year. That data will be gathered monthly, analyzed and presented each quarter to FDA's senior management. The public will also be able to track this data and the agency's progress through the FDA-TRACK Web site.
'FDA-TRACK will bring the operations of this historically opaque agency into the daylight and help us be even more responsive as we work to protect the public health,' said FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg in a statement.
Adapted from several successful state and local performance management models, FDA-TRACK hopes to set the standard for open government at the federal level.