The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) today announced a contract award from partnership for the Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS) continue providing workforce planning and competency model development.

COE, in partnership with AE Strategies, will deliver workforce planning support, workforce analytic support, and competency management support to the DoD. The approach will be based on direct experience within the unique contextual environment at DoD, but also on lessons learned and insights gained from assisting similar related efforts for DoD and other federal agency clients.

COE and AE Strategies have worked together for over six years to support DCPAS as an integrated team, providing strategic workforce planning, data analysis and competency management expertise with demonstrated success in supporting the full lifecycle of DoD strategic workforce planning.

“We are excited to be working with the DoD DCPAS again” said Steve Goodrich, COE President and CEO. “We will bring our past experiences with the organization to the forefront of the implementation and execution of a new DOD-wide workforce planning and competency modeling process.”

About COE

For nearly 35 years, COE has been a trusted partner in helping our clients transform their organizations and programs to more efficiently and effectively accomplish their mission. We help our clients achieve meaningful and measurable outcomes by designing and delivering strategy and development consulting solutions in the areas of organizational effectiveness, human capital, information technology and data management. For more information, visit us at