Four Immutable Laws of Data

I am often fascinated by the ways in which data is erroneously perceived, collected, stored, retrieved, and reported in organizations. Data of all kinds certainly have limitations. In any given…

DATA Act: Navigating the Pathway to Transparency

Download the Full PDF Infographic Handout   Take the DATA Act Challenge Top digital talent is being recruited from startups and top technology companies like Google, Intel, Skype, PayPal, and Oracle…

Implementing the DATA Act

Download the Full PDF of the DATA Act Solutioning Paper "Data and information is the quickest way to improved services and decision making."  - DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist, May 2015…

In Depth with Francis Rose: Using the Right Ruler to Measure Your Agency’s Performance

COE's Dr. Paul Eder makes speaks as a guest on "In Depth with Francis Rose" of Federal News Radio. "The White House wants agencies to use data to make budget decisions and more data is available…

An Rx for OPM

The beleaguered Office of Personnel Management (OPM) continues to wind its way through its current challenge while it also assimilates a new leader. I have no doubt that Beth Cobert will do the job…

How Do You Measure the Effectiveness of Government?

With the 24-hour news cycle and at-your-fingers access to the latest stories, the American people have plenty of information constantly available to them. And whether they know it or not, they are…

9 Key Steps to Cyber-Preparation

We are dealing with a systemic crisis-critical government information is being hacked and falling into the hands of "evil doers," and there appears to be no end in sight. Hardly a week goes by when…

Defining and Achieving Efficiency in Government

Inefficient and ineffective federal agency programs have been chronicled for eons. Most of the discussions center around making government cost less, cutting budgets, or holding hearings on perceived…

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…

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…