Complexity Reduction— Making Government Simple

Listen to Steve Goodrich discuss Complexity Reduction in an ‘In Depth’ interview with Francis Rose on Federal News Radio.  As budget reductions take hold and the federal workforce is reduced, the government will inevitably focus on process and other improvements in order to achieve more with less. One area of inefficiency agencies seem to overlook is the unnecessary complexity of daily activity embedded in management practices. The work and approval process in many agencies has become so muddled and complex that a simple hiring decision, procurement action, budget approval, or Read More

Three Ways to Get More Out of the Data Act

The below article, written by COE’s president and chief executive officer, Steve Goodrich, was originally published via Federal Computer Week on July 21, 2014. The piece talks about what can be done proactively to avoid possible pitfalls of the new Data Act. *** The recently enacted Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or Data Act, requires agencies to disclose direct expenditures and link them to contracts, loans and grants. It requires the establishment of standards, improvements in the quality of data and streamlined reporting through the use of It may also, Read More

Steve Goodrich Speaks at GovExec Excellence In Government Conference

This May, Steve Goodrich spoke at GovExec’s 18th Annual Excellence in Government conference— the nation’s largest and most highly concentrated gathering of agency leaders focused on exploring the new management, business and leadership strategies needed for the agency of the future. Steve spoke alongside Angela Bailey, Chief Operating Officer at the Office of Personnel Management on EIG’s 2014 Data and Performance session. The panel, moderated by Government Executive Media Group editor-in-chief, Tom Shoop, discussed the opportunities an increasingly data-driven world offers to improve the performance of federal agencies and employees alike. Read More