A Constitutional Convention Model for Government Reform

It is time to revisit what the federal government does for its people in order to create a more effective government. More than 228 years ago during an 83-day period, our founding fathers created the…

Imagining an On-Demand Government in an Uber World

The public sector changes slowly. We all know this. But the glacial pace of government is even more evident in its inability to adapt to the new on-demand world. Need a ride? Connect to Uber. Need a…

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…

Institutional Wisdom as a Tool for Effectiveness

Mature organizations are not necessarily old organizations, but they do share the characteristic of wisdom we often attribute to more experienced people. Wisdom is generally recognized as good…

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…

Here’s Our Chance to Fix Government Once and for All

The federal government is on an unsustainable fiscal path that threatens our national security and social safety net. While many cuts and changes have taken place, government has yet to address the…

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…