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Treasury Honors COE-supported DHS DATA Act Implementation

The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE), a management and technology consulting firm that helps federal...


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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. —Winston S. ChurchillCan...


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Transforming Government through Reorganization

Steve Goodrich, CEO of the Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) and author of “Transforming Government,”...


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Achieving Real Transformation in Federal Government [commentary]

Co-authored by both David M. Walker and Steve Goodrich, this article—which is housed on the Federal Times...


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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...


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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 practices and behaviors...


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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 candidate or perhaps...


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Engagement Success

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


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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 compliance, technology,...


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Establishing a Federal Employee Personnel Number: A Unique ID to Replace the SSN

How can OPM eliminate SSN from electronic records held by OPM? How can OMB implement an alternate ID for Federal...