The LMI Government Consulting is dedicated to advancing the science of government management. Introduced in 2004, the Research Institute is a center of innovation that seeks to produce breakthrough ideas for achieving revolutionary progress in public administration. Staffed by accomplished researchers from diverse analytical and technical backgrounds, the Research Institute and its staff collaborate with an extended network of analytical and functional experts from government, industry and academia. In addition, it pursues work in three areas: innovation and invention, thought leadership and outreach. Through its independent research and development program, the Research Institute explores bold new models, methods and practices for advancing government management. Through articles, reports and presentations at symposiums and conferences, it aims to shape thinking regarding emerging and perennial government management issues. Its headquarters is in McLean, Va., where it employs nearly 600 people.