COE Receives Alfred P. Sloan ‘When Work Works’ Award

COE has been honored once again (2013–2017) with the When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. This prestigious award, part of...

What COE Values

Our Clients Achieving Results of Consequence. Doing the right thing for the client’s organization and achieving meaningful results in an atmosphere of care for the client, and their programs and...

4 Quadrants of Quality

To guide our service to our clients, COE focuses on our 4 Quadrants of Quality-our internal framework for delivering the best value to each client. In each of the four areas: Client Relations,...

The Five Attributes of COE Citizenship

In our pursuit for excellence, there are five (5) core attributes that make up the COE Citizen. These elements help drive our corporate culture, interactions with each other, and our relationships...

Achieving Real Transformation in Federal Government [commentary]

Co-authored by both David M. Walker and Steve Goodrich, this article—which is housed on the FederalTimes homepage—talks about their expert opinions on what it will take to see real transformation...

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...

How Trump’s Plan to Reorganize Government Could Work

On March 13, President Trump issued an executive order for a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch. It calls for the OMB director and agency heads to develop plans for improving the...

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...

Engagement Success

COE uses the term "partnership" when talking about our working relationships, because the most successful engagements are true collaborations, complete with mutual trust and respect. In order to...

Performance Improvement Begins with Change

Change management is critical today given the immense transformations occurring in regulatory compliance, technology, the workforce, global economics and more. As federal agencies work to keep up with...