Posts By Kyle Ridley

The consequence of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012

Deltek Analyst Evan Halperin reports. On February 22, President Barack Obama signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 into law. The bill provides a variety of benefits to help middle class Americans, including Medicare payment extensions, social security payroll tax cuts, extension of job incentives to small businesses, as wellRead… Read more »

Oregon improves public contracting transparency

Deltek Analyst Luke Harris reports. In an effort to increase transparency in public contracting, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently signed Senate Bill 1518 into law. The bill prohibits state agencies from accepting bids from vendors who were paid to help write the solicitation. The bill will also allow information about jobs created to be reportedRead… Read more »

Day Two of Supreme Court Ruling on Health Reform

Deltek Analyst Amanda White reports. Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on health care centered on whether or not the hearing on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act could even take place. According to the Tax Anti-Injunction Act, the courts are exempt from hearing a suit to stop the government from imposing a tax until afterRead… Read more »

Will unspent FEMA grant money lead to a ‘return to sender’?

Deltek Analyst Evan Halperin reports. According to recent testimony at a congressional hearing on March 20, billions of dollars in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funds for state and local governments has gone unused. Since 2003, FEMA has provided $35 billion in funding for state and local governments to pay for equipment, training forRead… Read more »

The New Jersey comeback: reality or rhetoric?

Deltek Analyst Stephen Moss reports. Governor Chris Christie’s FY 2013 Budget Proposal’s optimistic, albeit tempered slogan, “continuing the New Jersey comeback,” shines light on future priorities of the third-year Republican governor. The use of such lofty phrases by politicians can seem trite or lacking in veracity; however, through Deltek’s in-depth budget analysis, it’s become clearRead… Read more »

Deltek releases annual state-of-the-states report

This week, Deltek released its latest report, State of the States 2012: IT Initiatives and Implications. The 32-page presentation offers in-depth analysis of 43 governors’ state-of-the-state (or budget) addresses to identify key trends and priorities for the year ahead. An extensive Excel table detailing more than 750 state goals across 11 vertical markets is alsoRead… Read more »

Celebrating National Purchasing Month: 2011 procurement review

Deltek Principal Analyst Jason Sajko reports. Deltek has been tracking and working to improve state and local government purchasing for more than 10 years. To celebrate National Purchasing Month, we have provided analysis of different procurement strategies, expenditure reviews (and another), and now we take a look at 2011’s nationwide state and local government procurementRead… Read more »

Social media management software: The next step in public safety?

Deltek Analyst Evan Halperin reports. Two weeks ago, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) issued a request for information (RFI) for social media management platforms. The IEMA seeks information regarding integrating and pushing content to multiple social media services, tracking conversations with the ability to respond, and monitoring multiple social media services with analytics capabilities.Read… Read more »