CDX had been operating successfully since its inception in 2004, but EPA wanted to look towards the future and figure out how CDX could evolve beyond an information exchange platform. In 2005, Innovate! was tasked with creating potential future directions for CDX. Innovate! examined a number of new offerings that CDX could make available to their customer base. We then made recommendations based on our findings and a number of those recommendations were put into action including offering business services to their customers and reusing software components. The real value that Innovate! provided to EPA was that they were able to expand their view of CDX and now had a better understanding of the system’s potential.