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Reform Should Focus on Workforce Alignment, Not On Staffing Cuts

Federal employees are the primary drivers for how government work gets done, decisions get made, and...


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4 Quadrants of Quality

To guide our service to our clients, COE focuses on our 4 Quadrants of Quality-our internal...


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The Five Attributes of COE Citizenship

In our pursuit for excellence, there are five (5) core attributes that make up the COE Citizen....


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Achieving Real Transformation in Federal Government [commentary]

Co-authored by both David M. Walker and Steve Goodrich, this article—which is housed on the...


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Transforming Government from Congress to the Cubicle

This is not a book about national policy or legislative initiatives, it’s about the management...


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Why Do We Sometimes Insulate Ourselves from the Truth?

It’s an interesting phenomenon we observe during this election season, the adoration of a...


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Engagement Success

COE uses the term "partnership" when talking about our working relationships, because the most...


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Things to Consider When Selecting a Firm

In today's environment of tightened budgets, heightened partisanship, and increased scrutiny, agency...