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 values are upheld. Maintaining a high performing workforce with the right skills and of the right...

Change Management

Agency Reform Summit: Critical Conversations About Finalizing Your Agency’s Plan

The government reform initiative is well underway, and over the next month, all agencies will receive feedback on their high-level agency reform plan. Linda Springer, architect of the government-wide...

Your Mission: Question Everything

For anyone over the age of 40, the word “mission” cannot help but conjure up images of rockets, moon landings and brave astronauts. As President John F. Kennedy said in his famous speech at Rice...

Treasury Honors COE-supported DHS DATA Act Implementation

The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE), a management and technology consulting firm that helps federal agencies transform to improve efficiency and effectiveness, today announced that...

The Journey to Data Value: Navigating the Pathway to Data Consolidation

By Alissa Cruz, Lyn McGee, and Dr. Paul Eder You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. —Winston S. ChurchillCan Data Create Value?The fact that data...

Let’s Ask Alice If Outcomes Are Important

As the Cheshire Cat tells us, if you don't know where you are going, any path will get you there. This suggests that if you are not clear about what you, your agency and your team are to...