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. —Winston S. ChurchillCan Data Create Value?The fact that data exists does not make it valuable. Data only...

An Overview of HCaTS: A Government-wide IDIQ

The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc., (COE), provides federal agencies with customized training and development, human capital strategy and organizational performance improvement solutions...

Transforming Government through Reorganization

Steve Goodrich, CEO of the Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) and author of “Transforming Government,” was invited on Government Matters TV to discuss the Trump Administration’s...

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...

Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government

*NEWSFLASH UPDATE* On August 9, 2017, COE hosted the first Agency Reform Summit. Hear what your fellow agency colleagues think about the Reform Initiative....

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...

Enterprise Human Resource Integration (EHRI) Data Warehouse Support for OPM

Client Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Services Enterprise Human Resource Integration Data Warehouse Support Year 2014 OPM’s Enterprise Human...

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....

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...