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David B. Grinberg liked Jaime Gracia's discussion RFP-EZ: Innovation or Redundancy?
Dec 5, 2013
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Nov 29, 2013
Jaime Gracia commented on Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post '5 Types Of People On Every Manager's "A" Team'
"I pity the fool! Great list. I like the "doer", someone who gets stuff done. "
Nov 18, 2013
Bob James liked Jaime Gracia's blog post 'How Healthcare.gov Will Not Drive Federal IT Acquisition Reform'
Nov 14, 2013
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How Healthcare.gov Will Not Drive Federal IT Acquisition Reform

Photo by ActiveRainAfter weeks of reports about the debacle known as healthcare.gov (here and here), the latest news and actions around preventing the next IT…See More
Nov 14, 2013
Jaime Gracia commented on Emily Jarvis's blog post 'Healthcare.gov: A Procurement or Program Problem?'
"Execution was very problematic, and predictably difficult and if not impossible to meet the firm and unrealistic deadlines set by the White House. There is significant finger pointing going on currently, but the real issues are how the federal…"
Nov 10, 2013
Jaime Gracia commented on Alan Pentz's blog post 'Why Do Government Projects Fail?'
"The realities of the situation make CYA basically SOP.  If a contractor were to take responsibility for failure or poor performance, there is a greater risk of not getting future work. It is just that simple. Accountability is akin to possibly…"
Nov 9, 2013
Jaime Gracia posted a blog post

How Healthcare.gov Will Not Drive Federal IT Acquisition Reform

Photo by ActiveRainAfter weeks of reports about the debacle known as healthcare.gov (here and here), the latest news and actions around preventing the next IT…See More
Nov 7, 2013
Jaime Gracia commented on Pat Fiorenza's blog post 'What Does it Take to Excel With Big Data?'
"One of the biggest problems that I see with Big Data implementation across federal government is the lack of clearly defined goals of what to do with the data. We have all this data; we collect all this data, then what? However, this list includes…"
Nov 4, 2013
Jaime Gracia commented on Sarah Jennings Agan's blog post 'Does Your Team Suck...Or Are You Just A Bad Leader?'
"What a great article that hits close to home. I worked with a program manager from industry who basically was the subject of this article, as he was the worst "manager" and "leader" I have ever seen. He expected senior folks to…"
Nov 4, 2013
Jaime Gracia replied to GovLoop's discussion 'How Would You Fix Procurement?'
"Although I think that procurement does need to be reviewed, we seem to be missing the real issues of the healthcare.gov failures. What happened with healthcare.gov is symptomatic of federal IT, in which feds continue the "big bang"…"
Oct 29, 2013
Jaime Gracia commented on Andy Blumenthal's blog post 'Healthcare.gov - Yes, Yes, and Yes'
"As I have previously mentioned here on GovLoop, this is a classic failure of big federal IT, a textbook version actually. However, politics were in the thick of it, adding unnecessary delays to the schedule and a lack of focus on requirements and…"
Oct 24, 2013
Jaime Gracia commented on Emily Jarvis's blog post 'Healthcare.gov - 3 Tips for Improvement with Clay Johnson'
"This is a classic failure of big federal IT, a textbook version actually. However, politics were in the thick of it, adding unnecessary delays to the schedule and a lack of focus on requirements and effective software development due to the…"
Oct 23, 2013
Jaime Gracia liked Jeffrey Levy's blog post 'Why in the World Am I Still in Gov't?'
Oct 18, 2013
Jaime Gracia liked Emily Jarvis's blog post 'Profile of government excellence - Helps us remember the importance of gov'
Oct 2, 2013

Profile Information

Current Title:
Federal Acquisition and Program Management Consultant
Current Agency or Organization
Seville Government Consulting, LLC
What Best Describes Your Role?
Senior Exec
Educational Background (Degree, School):
B.S. Regents College, Albany, NY
MBA, The College of William and Mary
DAWIA equivalency Level III Contracting, Level II PM & LCC
PMP Certified, PMI
CFCM Certified, NCMA
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
http://acqcorner.blogspot.com/
http://www.sevillegovcon.com
Topics I Care About
Acquisition, Leadership, Project / Program Mgmt, Open Source, Cybersecurity, Social Media
I work for the government because:
Although I am industry, I believe in the mission of government. Procurement is the business of government management, and I have made it my personal mission to help federal clients make the best decision for the taxpayer and the warfighter.
My favorite public servant is:
Honorable John J. Young Jr.

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Jaime Gracia's Blog

Will VA certifications of SDVOSB go away? We in the Veteran’s community can only hope so

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 1:39pm 0 Comments

Recent contracting missteps, as reported by the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) and Microtech by the …

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Mythbusting in Action – Communications and Their Value

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

The July 2013 edition of Contract Management magazine, published by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), included an encouraging article on how communications between government and industry not only can improve outcomes and business relationships, but also show positive results to improve…

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Institutionalizing MythBusters: The Need for Better Industry and Government Collaboration

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 9:22am 0 Comments

Last week, the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) conducted their inaugural 2013 Mythbusting Awards to three Federal agencies for their work in improving vendor communications in…

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Get Certified a Federal Contracts Manager by NCMA

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 10:04am 2 Comments

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At 5:07pm on August 18, 2011, Mike Purdy said…
Thanks for the suggestions of the other groups.  I'll do that.
At 2:58pm on March 12, 2011, Glen Banks said…
Thanks Jaime.  Where do you work and what is your position?
At 12:10am on August 25, 2010, Keith Moore said…
mobile 609-206-1440 Office 202-449-7705.
At 12:10am on August 25, 2010, Keith Moore said…
Hi Jamie. Would you be interested in doing a series of stories with me on the Small Business Inter Agency Group report to the White House on Improving small business contracting? If so please call my mobile or let me know the best way to contact you. Thanks
At 9:40pm on May 30, 2010, Sterling Whitehead said…
Do you have any notes from the Procurement 2.0 session?
At 8:23pm on August 26, 2009, Amanda Blount said…
Of course, recycling gets a huge KUDO also!
At 8:23pm on August 26, 2009, Amanda Blount said…
Abuse and homeless shelters love magazines. Just take your address off. It gives the people something to do, and it gives them something to learn from while they are there. It doesn't matter how old the magazines are, the teachers at these shelters can use them to teach people to read. Again, make sure you take all your information off.
At 5:08pm on August 26, 2009, Amanda Blount said…
Going through magazines? What do you do with the older ones?
At 9:24pm on August 23, 2009, Amanda Blount said…
HI Jamie, Great article in AT&L. I spend my Sundays reading the magazine like some people read the Sunday paper.
At 6:31pm on June 15, 2009, Adam Arthur said…
Thank you for commenting on my blog post! Your participation is appreciated. :)
 
 
 

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