Mission & Values
The Centers of Excellence (CoEs) are accelerating the modernization of IT infrastructure across government by leveraging private sector innovation and existing government services, and by centralizing best practices and expertise.
- Know our customer - Understanding and anticipating the needs of our customer is our highest priority. Speaking with our customers and regularly gathering their insights allows agencies to rethink the way they deliver technology solutions today.
- Innovate from within - There is a lot of great technical talent across the government, we strive to identify those innovators and harness their experience in the Centers of Excellence (CoEs).
- Collaborate for success - The CoEs recruit the best and brightest from our customer’s workforce to co-lead modernization efforts and ensure success and longevity beyond CoE engagements.
- Rely on best practices - We also partner with the private sector to implement the latest technology, utilize commercial practices, accelerate modernization and avoid common pitfalls.
- Centralize our resources - By standing up the CoEs we strive to centralize and share the brightest talent, proven processes and acquisition vehicles to yield the best results across government.
Our Work at USDA
As a tactical approach to standing up the CoE’s and proving their value, we wanted to find an agency collaborator that would go “all-in” with us - an enlightened, passionate agency partner that would work to advance in all five CoE areas. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue is focused on modernizing the way USDA works: focusing on becoming “the most efficient, most effective, and most customer-focused department in the federal government.”