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How the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overcame COVID-19 data challenges

How the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overcame COVID-19 data challenges

December 20, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, the federal government struggled to collect accurate, comprehensive and timely disease data. To overcome this obstacle, a unit within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—the Situational Awareness team—worked around the clock to create more effective data collection processes that the CDC leadership and agency partners needed to make informed decisions.

How the federal workforce changed under the Trump administration

How the federal workforce changed under the Trump administration

December 16, 2021

The Trump administration came into office with the expressed intention of shrinking the size of the federal government and its workforce. However, our latest analysis shows that the number of full-time, civilian federal employees increased throughout the former president’s term. Read more for a summary of our analysis highlighting how the federal workforce changed during the Trump administration.

From strategic plans to strategic results: Key tips for federal agencies

From strategic plans to strategic results: Key tips for federal agencies

December 1, 2021

In a recent workshop series, federal leaders discussed best practices that agencies could use as they prepare to submit their strategic plans for fiscal years 2022-2026. To implement strategic plans that deliver results, agencies must proactively communicate their plans to staff, integrate the plan into key processes, and regularly track progress on achieving the plan’s goals.