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The Excellence Imperative 

For us at the Council for Excellence in Government, this ambitious goal is not only possibleit is imperativefor the United States to continute to lead, innovate, serve and inspire the confidence of the American people and others around the world. Our mission is compelling and distinctive. Excellence in government is an ambitious, but achievable goal that encompasses two distinct but related dimensions:  leadership and performance that achives signifcant results in the public interest; and robust participation by citizens in the governance process and public service.

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Upcoming Events News Items Program Highlights

11.06.08: Please join us for a Presidential Transition Discussion with Professor Martha Kumar, Director of the White House Transition Project, and John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of Government. Please click here to RSVP.

11.10.08: Please join us for a dicussion of the Council's latest report-- The American Public on Health Care: The Missing Perspective -- and the implications for future health care reform in a new presidential administration. Please click here to RSVP.

Click here for a list of more upcoming events at the Council.

Coming Soon! The Newly Updated Survivor's Guide for Presidential Appointees
In the coming weeks, the Council will be releasing an updated version of its popular book, A Survivor's Guide for Presidential Nominees. This definitive book is a must-have guide and roadmap for anyone seeking a nominated position in the government during the 08/09 Presidential transition.  Click here to check-out the current version

Council Releases Results of National Health Care Initiative
Anxiety over costs and a desire for information and accountability top Americans' health care agenda. In this report, Americans also outline their priorities for presidential candidates and the role of government in reform. Read More.

Council President and CEO Testifies Before Congress
The Council President and CEO, Patricia McGinnis, testifies before Congress
about the key components of a successful presidential transition and keeping our nation safe during the transition period. Read more.

2008 National Readiness Quotient Survey Released
A nationwide survey conducted by the Council and the American Red Cross finds public preparedness for disasters needs improvement. The nation's collective Readiness Quotient (RQ) decreased from 4.14 to in September 2007 to 3.57. Read more of the findings.

The American Public on Healthcare:
The Missing Perspective

The Council's latest report brings the voice and practical insights of the general public to the national debate about health care. This report is the culmination of an eight month initiative to examine the problems, opportunities and tradeoffs inherent in health care reform from the public’s perspective through survey research and town hall meetings.

Watch the Town Hall Highlights

 Read the Final Report

View the Chart Pack

Read the Press Release