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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 candidate or perhaps...


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Engagement Success

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


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Things to Consider When Selecting a Firm

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


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COE’s Code of Ethics

COE has adopted the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) code of ethics. COE is a proud member of...


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A Constitutional Convention Model for Government Reform

It is time to revisit what the federal government does for its people in order to create a more effective government....


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Institutional Wisdom as a Tool for Effectiveness

Mature organizations are not necessarily old organizations, but they do share the characteristic of wisdom we often...


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An Rx for OPM

The beleaguered Office of Personnel Management (OPM) continues to wind its way through its current challenge while it...


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Here’s Our Chance to Fix Government Once and for All

The federal government is on an unsustainable fiscal path that threatens our national security and social safety net....


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9 Key Steps to Cyber-Preparation

We are dealing with a systemic crisis-critical government information is being hacked and falling into the hands of...


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Defining and Achieving Efficiency in Government

Inefficient and ineffective federal agency programs have been chronicled for eons. Most of the discussions center around...