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…

What the Left and the Right Can Learn from the Center

In politics, the person in the middle is confusing. Republican politicians such as Senator Ted Cruz decry the “murky middle.” Similarly, at a recent House Democratic caucus meeting, tension grew…

Can Transparency Be Legislated?

In May 2014, President Obama signed the DATA Act into law. The crux of the law is simple: Make financial data across government available in a standardized format. As a result, stakeholders will…

A Call to the New Congress: Nine Ways to Improve How You Get Thing Done

Our system of Congressional governance is in need of change, and it will take real courage to do it.I believe in our Founding Fathers’ vision for a democratic system with the appropriate…

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…

Are Your Metrics Lying to You?

In today’s business world, it is almost impossible to find an organization that does not establish and track metrics for any number of business purposes. Accordingly, many relevant and beneficial…

COE Capabilities Statement

Have a chat with a BD Team Member today! Sean McPhilomy | Managing Director | 703.862.3687 | Email About COE For more than 38 years, COE has been a trusted partner in helping our clients transform…

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…

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…