Data Coalition

On May 9, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), Public Law No. 113-101, which had been passed unanimously by both the House of Representatives...

Getting the Most Value from Virtual Decision-Making Tools

Multiple decisions occur every day in most organizations, and in a variety of contexts, from budget prioritization, to sequencing of project tasks, to the best wording for an advertisement. Often...

Contract Vehicle: Naval Sea Systems Command SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e)

The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) is pleased to offer Engineering, Financial and Program Management support services through the Naval Sea Systems Command SeaPort Enhanced...

Chief Innovation Officer Tools: Developing a Socially Balanced Strategy

The identification of chief innovation officer roles in both the public and private sector is becoming commonplace. Governments and private organizations alike are creating new position...

Avoiding Complacency Risks: Make SMART Goals SMARTer

Most organizational leaders have come across the concept of SMART goals at some point in time. SMART is widely touted in government agencies, private sector companies and academia. Even organizations...

Professional Development for the Innovative Organization

When employees in government hear “professional development,” the term often becomes synonymous with training. If there is a perceived knowledge gap, train it away. If there is a new topic...

COE Sponsors GPF Annual Golf Event

The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) announced today its sponsorship of the Gaithersburg Police Foundation's (GPF) Annual Golf Outing, Dinner and Awards, held at the Montgomery Village...

World War G: How to Cure Zombie Government Executives

A recent article on Forbes.com, entitled World War E: How to Cure a Zombie Entrepreneur, discussed the dangers posed by an increasing number of zombie entrepreneurs at the helm in the private sector....

Rethinking the Accountability Culture – Partnership Matters

“Accountability” has become a four-letter word in the Federal Government; when it is uttered, people shudder, and when it is assessed, people prepare to be mentally beaten. Accountability...

Know the Real-time Pulse of Your Workforce

There is no large-scale survey effort in government with a more sweeping impact on employee time and attention than the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FedView). Agencies and sub-agencies...