It is as good a time as ever to evaluate the federal environment and draw some conclusions on the effects of the sequester. Many other factors come into play when considering the Federal Market from the perspective of a Government Contractor. Every Industry will be effected differently,…Continue
Added by Joshua Ladick on June 12, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments
More than halfway to the 2015 FDCCI deadline, agencies are facing major consolidation challenges – uncertainty about their ability to meet the deadline, finding budget for consolidation, and shutting down or consolidating applications.
Without mission owner support, consolidation stalls and agencies miss out on opportunities to save money, boost efficiencies, and free up dollars that can be used for innovation or to fund other programs. To reach the FDCCI goal of…Continue
Added by Shany on June 7, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments
That percentage would equate to $12 billion by using strategic sourcing to acquire services for engineering and information technology, the Government Accountability Office…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on May 16, 2013 at 4:01pm — No Comments
Let’s face it folks, if anyone deserves to be furloughed these days it’s obviously the U.S. Congress. The so-called “People’s House” has become a house of shame – a “Do Nothing” Congress.
Our august national legislative body has turned…Continue
Posted originally on Federal Technology Insider.
Earlier this month, President Obama submitted the annual budget for fiscal year 2014 to Congress. Despite much discussion on federal spending cuts, the Obama administration requested a $2 billion increase in…Continue
Do you know about equal employment opportunity (EEO) in the federal government?
If not, it may be time to learn more, especially as our nation, along with the federal workforce, becomes increasingly more diverse and inclusive. How…Continue
NIC and MeriTalk recently partnered to conduct a survey, Innovators Anonymous. In December of 2012, MeriTalk surveyed 200 Federal managers to understand the impact of budget cuts on agency programs. MeriTalk explored how Federal managers were responding to challenges and what kinds of innovative approaches managers were taking to…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on April 16, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments
In an effort to improve small business contracting opportunities the Office of Budget and Management has issued a recommendation to all federal agencies to analyze their no-bid contracting process. No-bid contracting opportunities dropped 4% this past year while large prime vendor profits continued to rise. U.S. Congressman Sam Graves (R-Mo.), the chairman of the House Small Business Committee has spoken out…Continue
Added by USFederalContractorRegistration on April 11, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments
By Lana Suárez
When I joined the Federal Green Challenge team in October 2011, I had no idea what I was getting in to but quickly realized this…Continue
Federal Allies Institute's next national conference for small business federal contractors and federal agencies seeking to achieve set-aside goals are encouraged to participate in this very successful annual event, which includes a free year round ombudsman service for small businesses that are located outside the Washington, D.C. area that need "boots on the ground" in the Nation's Capital to help them with federal contracting issues, connections,…Continue
Added by David Boddie on March 13, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
What is the value of a federal library?
There are two troubling opinions that have inspired me to write this blog:
1. Librarians are out-dated and often unnecessary in this digital world; everything that you need to know is on the internet.
2. With the sequester, unimportant jobs, such as that of a librarian, will be the first to go.
The reality is that Federal librarians are not going…Continue
Since it is looking like furloughs are going to happen, I've been thinking about what I will do with my newly found "free time."
I admit the first day I will probably relax a bit and tackle my personal to-do list; but over the long term, assuming furloughs continue long term, that seemed somewhat unfulfilling. I think I may go volunteer at our local animal shelter for a few hours on those days.
Most Federal employees are Feds because we want to make our world a better…Continue
This exclusive interview was published by Federal Technology Insider.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently implemented a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) pilot program to meet urgent IT budget challenges.
As a result of the effort, the agency was able to achieve significant savings, while enhancing…Continue
Added by Shany on February 28, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments
Originally posted to Federal Technology Insider http://federaltechnologyinsider.com/sequestration-could-shift-focus-of-federal-it-spending/
With an impending March 1 deadline set to trigger $85 billion in federal budget spending cuts, a recent…Continue
Added by Shany on February 28, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments
Several years ago in an interview with the original Commissioners of the US Election Assistance Commission, I made the assertion that there is no such thing as a “federal election.” After a few moments of stunned silence, Buster Soares, the Chair of the Commission, asked me to explain what I meant- which I…Continue
Added by Scott O. Konopasek on February 17, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments
In the task of relationship building with the government, you need to know that the government actually wants industry to approach government customers. FAR part 15.201, “Exchanges with industry before receipt of proposals,” states: “Exchanges of information among all interested parties, from the earliest identification of a requirement through receipt of proposals, are encouraged.”
The FAR then states that the purpose of exchanging information is to improve the…Continue
Added by Olessia Smotrova-Taylor on February 6, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Please join us on FedTalk Radio to discuss Pathway applications. I'll be discussing the Federal Resume format that will be the best for current students and recent graduates!
Added by Kathryn Troutman on January 24, 2013 at 4:40pm — No Comments
Added by Pat Fiorenza on January 24, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments