Acquisition

Federal Eye Eye Opener: Economic Stimulus Progress Report

Happy Wednesday! It appears that a good chunk of economic stimulus funding is going right into the nation’s roads, according to a GAO update set for release today about the massive government spending project. The Congressional auditing agency must deliver a bi-monthly stimulus progress report and is tracking the 16 largest states and the DistrictRead… Read more »

Looking for Potential Investors and/or Partners

Hello everyone! I am new to this site and am finding it very useful on so many levels. I have a new position with a new company starting up a federal government procurement division. My company currently has multiple municipal projects through out the Tampa Bay area and they are now expanding into the federalRead… Read more »

Then What Does Make Someone an Architect?

Original can be viewed here… So, allow me to expand on my prior blog entry (Architecture Frameworks Don’t Make Architects) and answer the question, what does make an architect? To help structure my query, I went in search of a concrete specification that defines the difference between and engineer and an architect and found thisRead… Read more »

Happy Fourth of July (and RIP Steve McNair) From The Hokie Guru, Govloop’s Bureaucrat on Sports

Happy Fourth of July… our country is massively awesome!! Have a great holiday and weekend. Here’s sports teaser for you college football fans (like the Hokie Guru) that can’t wait for college football: College Gameday starts it all!! πŸ™‚ You can’t see me… but I’m dancing by my computer!! πŸ™‚ This, of course, is theRead… Read more »

10 Ways Social Media Will Improve Federal Acquisition

A couple months ago, I noticed a conversation on GovLoop regarding acquisition. Having spent the past ten years as a proposal writer that has responded to hundreds of Requests for Proposals on behalf of non-profit and educational institutions, I contributed six quick ideas to the discussion. Well, no good deed goes unpunished and those commentsRead… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 07.01.2009

Happy 4th of July eve, eve, eve … I just LOVE this holiday! I hope you all have fun family plans.Ok, maybe just ..fun plans? πŸ™‚ Everyone was just very, very chatty today … great info (everyone is really really ready for the HOLIDAY!) I am having guests for part of a long week, andRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Documents Detail Case for Walpin’s Dismissal

Documents delivered to lawmakers this week expose a frequently confrontational and petty relationship over the past several years between officials at the Corporation for National and Community Service and the group’s inspector general, Gerald Walpin. President Obama fired the Bush appointee last month, citing a lack of confidence. Lawmakers almost immediately raised concerns with theRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Census Vets Tapped for New Advisory Board

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has tapped three Census Bureau veterans to serve as part-time advisers on operational, management and contracting issues while President Obama’s nominee to serve as Census director awaits a full Senate confirmation vote. The trio includes Dr. Kenneth Prewitt, who served as bureau director from 1998 to 2001 and was widely believedRead… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Participation Camp (#pcamp09) Part 1

Participation Camp was organized to provide the spark for an explosion of sharing, experimentation, and collaboration around this question: Democracy is a game in which we all make the rules. How do we make this serious game more inclusive, more fair, and more fun? Participation Camp Website Here’s the Twitter-related stats followed by the TwitterRead… Read more »