We the Partnership

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

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.

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

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.

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Happy 60th anniversary to the Federal Executive Boards

Since 1961, Federal Executive Boards have fostered key partnerships in government by providing a space for communication and coordination among federal agencies outside the Washington, D.C., area. As they mark their 60th anniversary, we are highlighting some recent ways in which the boards have helped federal workers better serve the public, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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