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Your Mission: Question Everything

For anyone over the age of 40, the word “mission” cannot help but conjure up images of rockets,...


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

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks....


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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...


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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...


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Engagement Success

COE uses the term "partnership" when talking about our working relationships, because the most...


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Performance Improvement Begins with Change: How to Manage Change

Change management is critical today given the immense transformations occurring in regulatory...


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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...


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Things to Consider When Selecting a Firm

In today's environment of tightened budgets, heightened partisanship, and increased scrutiny, agency...


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Attrition as a Workforce Strategy: Supporting or Sabotaging Organizational Strategic Goals

A former boss of mine used to say that when you hire a government civilian, “you’ve got what...