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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 7, 2014 at 2:00pm —
While the civilian agencies wrestle with improving their IT procurement—and watch as legislation like the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) makes the slow march through Congress—the Department of Defense is moving ahead with its own plans to streamline the process. The problems with defense acquisition are known and many: Cost overruns, schedule slippage, etc.
The Department of Defense announced last week the introduction of something called the… Continue
Added by Jonathan Messinger on March 4, 2014 at 11:01am —
TechAmerica has been working through a difficult period after four key executives left suddenly to start a competing public sector organization. Now, Mike Hettinger the newly hired Senior Vice President for Public Sector, is hitting the ground running. He told… Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on March 3, 2014 at 12:00pm —
Dating sites spout all sorts of algorithms on love. They say if you join their dating service, their computers will crunch the numbers and find you the perfect match. Sometimes it works. But when it comes to… Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on February 28, 2014 at 3:00pm —
By Jeff Ghelerter and Curtis Cote
The numbers are astonishing. There are around 70 million cyber-attacks on the Department of Defense per week, or roughly 115 per second, and the National Nuclear Security Administration matches those numbers. Cyber-attacks on the federal government increased 782% between 2006 and 2012, and 66% of security breaches go undetected for months (and the longer a breach goes undetected, the more it costs to mitigate).
If it seems… Continue
Added by Jonathan Messinger on February 27, 2014 at 1:20pm —
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:
Good government comes from good people. Plain and simple. You can't accomplish anything in government, let alone make it more effective, unless you have the right people in the right jobs. This makes sense, but then why doesn't the government focus on hiring? Why are Chief Human Capital Officers routinely excluded from a leadership seat?…
Added by Christopher Dorobek on February 27, 2014 at 1:00pm —
Have you ever noticed how often in life signs all point in the same direction?
The same issues keep coming up; the same themes keep reappearing? It’s as though the message carries such extreme importance that we are destined to sit up and take notice.
If you’ve been following my blog posts over the last couple of months, you’ll likely recognize that I keep repeating the same… Continue
Added by Ken Boxer on February 27, 2014 at 11:00am —
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:
Interns. They are the lifeblood of Washington. Every few months, a new crop descend on DC like a swarm of driven and focused locusts, hoping to make their agency just a little bit better. But at the same time, internships can be very expensive and time consuming for agencies. So how can agencies maximize internships, get the best and the brightest and…
Added by Christopher Dorobek on February 24, 2014 at 2:15pm —
This is the second installment in a two-part series on open source software (OSS) for enterprise IT. The first installment discussed common myths about the use of open source… Continue
Added by Adrian Pavia on February 20, 2014 at 9:30am —
Federal managers, especially those involved in procurements, say that they want to have a lasting impact and leave their organizations better off than before they came. Most start out with grand plans, an open mind, and a real desire to make positive changes.
But then something happens… The change is much harder than they realized, or they come to… Continue
Added by Theresa Wilson on February 19, 2014 at 1:32pm —
This is the first installment in a two-part series on open source software (OSS) for enterprise IT. The second installment features an open source success story in the New York… Continue
Added by Adrian Pavia on February 18, 2014 at 12:00pm —
What is the recipe for a perfect innovator or an innovative city? One dash idea. Two cups execution? Three cups metrics? Four cups risk?
Creating the perfect recipe for innovation might be impossible. But the City of Denver has been working… Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on February 13, 2014 at 12:26pm —
Many state and local governments are nearing the end of the 7-10 year lifespan of the average budgeting and performance management software system, causing more and more key-decision makers to explore new budgeting and performance management technologies.
In fact, according to the “2013 Gartner Financial Executives International (FEI) CFO Technology Study,” nearly 60% of CFOs indicated that investing in analytics and decision-making was their top priority, as it should… Continue
Added by Kara Batt on February 12, 2014 at 9:00am —
As the U.S. recovers steadily from the most recent recession, confidence in the nation’s economy is growing among small business owners who foresee steady growth in the next few years, as monitored by the database of government contracts.
In 2012, 22.25% of federal government contracting dollars went to…
Added by Jen Clement on February 10, 2014 at 12:06pm —
Ever heard the phrase, "What's good for the gander, is good for the goose?" In government, the sentiment holds true. What is good for the federal government, is good for the state and local governments too.
That is why the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has released their… Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on February 7, 2014 at 2:00pm —
The phrase, "All politics is local" is a common phrase in politics, coined by former Speaker of the U.S. House Tip O'Neill. The message is simple,… Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on February 7, 2014 at 12:30pm —
John Mahoney, chairman of the labor and employment practice group at the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC, sat down with Federal News Radio’s Mike Causey to discuss professional liability insurance. -…
Added by John Mahoney, Esq. on February 5, 2014 at 6:26pm —
By Kimberly Eaglin,
As customers we expect high quality. It’s an expectation we should all keep in mind when the tables are turned and we’re providing a product or service. High quality equals higher customer satisfaction and a greater chance of continued partnership.
Added by Tracey Wright on February 5, 2014 at 12:00pm —
Reforming procurement has been an on-going topic for years and even decades. Through some of these ‘reform’ efforts, we typically end up with some legislation or initiatives led out of the White House. In spite of some successes, we seem to end up having an endless debate about reform.
Part of the issue is that we never seem to clearly articulate what it is that we want out of the procurement system. Said differently, what outcomes are we seeking? How do we measure success? The fact… Continue
Added by Raj Sharma on February 4, 2014 at 1:23pm —
In 2003, I had a single-minded focus, get my drivers license. Like most 16 year olds, getting my license meant freedom, and I was ready to take any measure necessary to achieve the open road. But one thing stood in my way, the dreaded DMV. I can remember vividly waiting in line for… Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on January 31, 2014 at 2:30pm —