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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 practices and behaviors...


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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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Two years in: A Look at the Current Status of the DATA Act

At just over two years old, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) has progressed towards...


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Establishing a Federal Employee Personnel Number: A Unique ID to Replace the SSN

How can OPM eliminate SSN from electronic records held by OPM? How can OMB implement an alternate ID for Federal...


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No Big Proposals in State of the Union for Feds

COE's Steve Goodrich speaks as a guest on "Federal Drive" with Tom Temin on Federal News Radio. As promised, last...


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COE Solution: Business Process Improvement

Business Process Improvement (BPI)Conceptually, business process improvement is a powerful model of change, emphasizing...


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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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DATA Act: Navigating the Pathway to Transparency

Download the Full PDF Infographic Handout   Take the DATA Act Challenge Top digital talent is being recruited from...


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Implementing the DATA Act

Download the Full PDF of the DATA Act Solutioning Paper "Data and information is the quickest way to improved services...


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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...