Simplifying Performance Management Webinar Series

Accountability has come to mean "performance" in the federal sector. The truth is that emphasizing accountability can undermine an agency's ability to perform at its best. It encourages a focus on...

Leadership Get Ready

We need our federal employees-career executives and managers-to be prepared for the upcoming transition to a new administration next year, and at the same time we need to increase the stature of...

Don’t Wait for Congress to Improve Agency Effectiveness

We've all heard the stories -- programs that cost too much, duplication and fragmentation, fraud, waste and abuse. You can hardly pick up a federal news report without hearing about a program in some...

Batter Up: 5 Things Workforce Planners Can Learn From Fantasy Baseball

It's that time of year again. Baseball superfans know what I'm talking about. It's time to draft your fantasy baseball team. If you're like millions of Americans, you're grabbing your peanuts and...

Do These 6 Things Now to Prepare for the DATA Act

By now everyone is familiar with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) passed by Congress last year with specific deadlines and know that Treasury, OMB, and others are busy...

6 Simple Fixes for the Federal Procurement Process

As the largest buyer of goods and services in the world, our government has a rigorous procurement process in place to protect the American taxpayer, designed to facilitate helping Uncle Sam buy what...

Is Big Data Important for Non-Technical People?

Over the past several years, it seems as if anyone who speaks the language of technology has reached the consensus that “Big Data is the future.” With the Big Data market projected to reach $50...

Public Managers and Politically Driven Change: A Retrospective

COE Principal Consultant, Dr. Paul Eder, co-authors a featured piece for The Public Manager titled "Public Managers and Politically Driven Change: A Retrospective" with Blaine R. Young of the Board of...

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...