Three Killer B’s of Government Effectiveness

We love discourse and debate as much as anyone, but on the topic of government effectiveness and efficiency, there are so many pundits giving opinions on what makes government more effective, it’s...

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 that need to take place to transform government and strengthen its capacity to...

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 unrelenting allegiance regardless of their position or their truthfulness on an issue....

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 implementation of its key provisions in May 2017, but progress has faced some key...

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 employees to replace the SSN as the employee ID?“In 1962, The Civil Service...

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 night's State of the Union speech from President Barack Obama was relatively short on...

COE Solution: Business Process Improvement

Business Process Improvement (BPI)Conceptually, business process improvement is a powerful model of change, emphasizing optimization of an organization’s core business processes. This contrasts...

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. More than 228 years ago during an 83-day period, our founding fathers created the...

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 startups and top technology companies like Google, Intel, Skype, PayPal, and Oracle...

Implementing the DATA Act

Download the Full PDF of the DATA Act Solutioning Paper "Data and information is the quickest way to improved services and decision making."  - DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist, May 2015...