Organizational Status and Coaching Philosophy

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Areas of Operation

The EOP Foundation has seven general operating areas:

  1. Federal Budget and Management

  2. Executive Training and Development

  3. Youth Training and Development

  4. Federal Regulatory Policy and Management

  5. National Energy and Environmental Policy

  6. Science and Technology Policy

  7. Native American Policy

Federal Budget and Management

Federal Budget and Management provides analyses and assessments of the Federal budget process, Federal budget trends and issues, and planning and management issues associated with the Federal budget.

  • The Foundation has published thirteen editions of “Understanding the Budget of the United States Government”. The book provides information and analyses designed for government managers and corporate executives that are affected by the Federal budget process. It is also used in the curriculum of several universities and Military Academies.

  • The Foundation has provided strategic advice and analytical support to the Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency on the preparation of capital asset plans required by the Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-11 and application of the Government Performance and Results Act.

  • The Foundation developed a computer simulation model of the EPA Superfund Program for The Business Roundtable. The model illustrated the interaction between policy and program design choices and budget and schedule impacts. A version of the model was subsequently adapted for PC use by Congressional staff in simulating alternative legislative options.

  • The Foundation prepared an analysis and report on the federal and state budget and tax subsidies for a publicly-owned electric utility system for the South Carolina Policy Council.

Executive Training and Development

Executive Training and Development provides training for Federal and private-sector managers. Previous training programs have included the following:

  • Federal Budgetary Policy and Processes: An intensive, ten-day seminar conducted under contract to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to provide Federal officials from all parts of the Executive Branch with training in the Federal Budget process.

    • The seminar includes a two day simulation that presents participants with an example of the number and scope of decisions that policy officials must make in developing and defending the budget. The issue to be resolved in the case requires both Departments of Defense and Interior role players to negotiate and develop budgets that will be passed forward for resolution in the White House. It ends with a mock full session of the House of Representatives by voting on a Bill.

  • Federal Regulatory Policy Seminar: A week-long, in-depth executive training program for OPM. This seminar provides a framework for understanding the political, scientific, social, and economic issues that shape regulatory development. Sessions include an examination of the rulemaking process, including executive branch efforts at regulatory reform, the conduct of regulatory analysis, including cost/benefit tests; and the Executive Order 12866, “Regulatory Planning and Review” process. The seminar features presentations by current executive branch officials, former Government executives, business leaders, and representatives from the academic community with an extensive working knowledge of regulatory development and review.

  • Government Writing Seminar: The Foundation provides a four day training session on writing for government managers. The seminar covers different styles of writing including policy papers, issue papers and decision memoranda, regulations and guidance documents and congressional communications.

  • Government Ethics Seminar: The Foundation provides three day seminars on government ethics, based on the Foundation-authored book “Understanding the Ethics Policy of the U.S. Government”. The seminar covers a wide range of topics including agency ethics policies, financial disclosure and whistleblower activities, as well as private sector ethics practices under Sarbones/Oxley and Campaign Finance Reform.

  • Private Sector Executive Training: The Foundation has provided short (1/2 – 1 day) seminar programs on the federal budget process for individual Fortune 500 companies, including FMC Corporation, the Dow Chemical Corporation and Siemens Corporation. The Foundation also has provided seminars for industry and professional associations, including the Nuclear Energy Institute, the American Society of Association Executives and the Congressional Quarterly.

  • Lectures on National Policy Issues: Senior principals of the Foundation have participated as expert lecturers in various OPM executive training programs in environmental policy, national energy policy and national security policy.

Youth Training and Development

Youth Training and Developent has developed a program, Project “Excel”, to provide automobile technician training for disadvantaged youth in the Washington metropolitan area. The program is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, in conjunction with the D.C. Private Industry Council. The Ford Motor Company also has made significant contributions to the project. The training program was initiated in the Fall of 1998 at a former D.C. school facility in conjunction with a newly designated D.C. “Charter School.” On-going management of the project has been spun off to a separate organization, the Excel Institute.

Federal Regulatory Policy and Management

Federal Regulatory Policy and Management provides unbiased regulatory analysis to government agencies to be used in the interagency regulatory review process, and to inform the public of the implications of regulatory actions.

  • The EOP Foundation has conducted economic impact assessments for a number of regulations promulgated by the United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. These analyses estimated the costs and benefits of new technical standards for providing access to a number of services to persons with disabilities.

  • The analyses performed by the EOP Foundation were used by the Board to satisfy their analytical obligations under Executive Order No. 12866. The Board was complimented by the Office of Management and Budget on the quality of the analysis provided in support of its Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards. The analysis was lauded as “clearly the best we have seen from the Board in recent memory”. The analyses were also made available to the public to help inform comment on proposed new requirements.

Energy and Environmental Policy

Federal Regulatory Policy and Management provides assessments of issues, existing and proposed policies, and processes used to formulate and implement policies and will provide evaluations on how policies are being implemented and administered.

  • The EOP Foundation conducted a study in 1994 under a grant from the Department of Energy on the economics of energy efficiency programs resulting from deregulation of electric utilities.

  • The Foundation performed a study in 1997 for the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission on “Budgeting for Federal Water Projects”.

  • The Foundation prepared an economic benefit/cost analysis of flood plain mapping modernization for the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Foundation also prepared analyses of alternative funding mechanism for the flood plain mapping program.

  • The Foundation prepared a study on the economics of impact fees as a mechanism to finance local government infrastructure for the South Carolina Policy Council.

Science and Technology Policy

Science and Technology Policy provides assessments of issues, existing and proposed policies, and processes used to formulate and implement policies and will provide evaluations of how policies are being implemented and administered.

  • The Foundation has conducted analysis as a subcontractor to NASA on the feasibility of alternative financing mechanisms for large, new wind tunnel testing facilities.

  • The Foundation prepared a policy analysis paper for the former Congressional Office of Technology Assessment on the Federal role in agriculture research and development.

  • Principals of the Foundation have served on various study panels of the National Academy of Sciences, including “A Biological Survey for the Nation”; “Strategies that Influence Cost Containment in Animal Research Facilities”; “Cooperative Stewardship” of DOE Multidisciplinary Research User Facilities; and “Burning Plasma” Magnetic Fusion Energy Project; and “Elementary Particle Physics 2010”.

  • The Foundation provided strategic advice on the development of program performance measures for the Department of Energy Office of Industrial Technologies R&D Program.

Native American Policy

Native American Policy provides assessments of issues, existing and proposed policies, and processes used to formulate and implement policies and will provide evaluations of how policies are being implemented and administered.


Michael J. O’Bannon, Founder

Ryan M. Martin, VP of Development