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Army Tries to Solve Supply Chain Management Problems with Mobile Apps - Plus 7 Gov Stories

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  • The federal government procurement process has followed the same formula for decades with little adapting to the face-paced, technological demands of today. What does this lack of change mean for the future of the procurement system? A major overhaul, minor tweaking, or staying with the status quo? We discuss a…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on August 28, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How Agencies Can Take a New Approach on Procurement

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

 

This common phrase can be said for a lot of bureaucratic procedures: they’re slow to change and can eventually fall into a rut.

 

Like any change-adverse person, federal agencies have become too comfortable with an old-school procurement process.…

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Added by Corinne Stubbs on August 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Introducing GSA’s Federal Acquisition Marketplace - Plus the 7 Stories

Introducing GSA’s Federal Acquisition Marketplace

 

Is it better for government to have multiple contracts run by multiple organizations -- or is it better to have one big government contract shop which can then drive down costs.

 

Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, clearly believes that it is…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on August 27, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Todd Park Stepping Down as CTO: An assessment + 7 Gov Stories

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  • For years the IT community has been building walls and digging moats to keep out cyber attacks. Now the focus has changed. Rather than zero-in on outside invaders, security experts have set their sights on internal vulnerability. We take a look at the new approach with Force 3’s Greg…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on August 26, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

You Can Only Build So Many Walls

For years the IT community has been building walls and digging moats to keep out cyber attackers. Now the focus has shifted. Rather than zero-in on outside invaders, security experts have set their sights on internal vulnerability. - Federal Times.

 

Automation alone can't prevent…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on August 26, 2014 at 10:52am — No Comments

Jeff Neal Urges Organizations to Update Their Outlook on Senior Executive Service

‘You can’t step into the same river twice.’

 

Unfortunately, the federal government likes to step in the same river as many times as it can. But some industry leaders are demanding a federal reform in order to keep pace with the changing demographics of government.

 

Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President at ICF International, spoke with Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program about reforms to the Senior Executive…

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Added by Drew Doggett on August 22, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Six Words of Advice for the U.S. Digital Service - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

Six words of advice for the U.S. Digital Service

 

As I mentioned, I was away last week. One of the announcements that came out: The release of the U.S. Digital Service and the Digital Service Playbook.

 

U.S. Digital Services Playbook The American people expect to interact with…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on August 21, 2014 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Stop Managing by Hours - Plus the 7 Stories

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  • Technology is an enabler. It gives us the ability to harvest big data, mobilize in ways unknown to previous generations, and shows us the means to improve every aspect of society. But that’s all. It just gives us the means, not the action.…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on August 19, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

‘Do or Do not. There is no try.’ And more from AFFIRM's Monthly Speaker Series

Technology is an enabler. It gives us the ability to harvest big data, mobilize in ways unknown to previous generations, and shows us the means to improve every aspect of society. But that’s all. It just gives us the means, not the action.

 

Some industry leaders are looking to turn means into action. One of AFFIRM’s (the Association for Federal Information Resources Management) monthly panels looked at successful IT projects in government, the challenges faced, and the…

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Added by Drew Doggett on August 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New VA Chief Wants to Fire More Employees - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

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  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center of Excellence on the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury is lucky to have Center Director Dr. William A. Bauman and Associate Director Dr. Ann M. Spungen on their team. For their work, Dr. Bauman and Dr. Sungen have been named finalists for the Service to America Medals, also known as the Sammies -…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on August 18, 2014 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Duo of Doctors Heals Veterans in Need-SAMMIES Finalist

 

Duos Come in all forms and across all trades. Batman and…

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Added by Drew Doggett on August 15, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

VA Referrals to Private Doctors on Rise - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

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  • In government, we often talk about the importance of building public-private partnerships. In San Jose, they aren’t just talking about building partnerships – they’re actually doing it. We talk to the woman making it happen, Lea…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on August 14, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Who Receives Hacker Threat Info From DHS - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

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  • Did you ever play the game telephone as a kid? It was one of my favorite games, because no matter how hard you tried, the message always got muddled somewhere along the way. Messages from government leaders can also run the risk of a telephone esq misunderstanding. We look at some easy…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on August 13, 2014 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Playing Telephone With Gov Communication

Did you ever play the game telephone as a kid? It was one of my favorite games, because no matter how hard you tried, the message always got muddled somewhere along the way.

 

Messages from government leaders can also run the risk of a telephone-esque misunderstanding.

 

In the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on August 13, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Agency Leaders Protected Teleworkers Who Lied About Their Hours - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

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  • In a few short weeks kids will be back to school. So in order to help you get back into the knowledge cycle, Tom Fox from the Partnership for Public Service has eight books you need to read.

 

You can find all of…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on August 12, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

8 Books You Need to Read This Summer

With mobile technology, 24/7 news coverage, Twitter, Facebook, Buzzfeed, iPhones, and other constant updates, sometimes we just need to stop and reflect. Take a breath.

 

Really, take a breath. Sometimes you gain the most by slowing down and reading a good book. Holding…

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Added by Drew Doggett on August 12, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Most and Least Sustainable Agencies in Government - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

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  • Security clearances were granted or approved for roughly 83,000 Department of Defense (DOD) and employee contractors who together owe more than $730 million in federal tax debt, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on August 11, 2014 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Catching Tax Frauds: Be the Investigator, Not the Adjudicator

Security clearances were granted or approved for roughly 83,000 Department of Defense (DOD) and employee contractors who together owe more than $730 million in federal tax debt, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.…

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Added by Drew Doggett on August 11, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

5 takeaways on the Internet of Things and government +7 Gov Stories That Matter

The Internet of Things -- you may have heard about it -- maybe -- but what is it really… and what does it mean for government?

 

GovLoop and ConnellyWorks sponsored the first forum focused on the Internet of Things and…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on August 7, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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