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Sweet GovTweets 06.24.2009

Good evening! Today’s Tweet stream is about a quarter of the one yesterday, but very interesting. Enjoy. Cordially, Caroline Twitter @WiiPigSooie Blog WiiPigSooie opencode: Open Source #opensource: Hotel WiFi Disservice… http://bit.ly/1WQNm (expand ) 2 minutes ago from web • Reply • View Tweet lhawthorn: Heading for a drink with @msurman to plot world domination of… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.23.2009

Good evening, I have been working on this summary on and off all day …can we say l.o.q.u.a.c.i.o.u.s.? I had to cut out the posts that were Word – For – Word tweets of conferences. I believe Pam is going to look at posting these; but as for Sweet GovTweets …if you are posting 60… Read more »

For Government Contracting, Defining “Inherently Governmental” is Inherently Difficult

By Dennis D. McDonald, Ph.D. True story: “We only had 4 days to respond. They wanted a fixed price bid,” my colleague told me over the phone, sighing. A week before I had responded to his hasty proposal text request in the middle of developing a report for one of my own Federal clients. I… Read more »

More Enterprise 2.0 Principles (#e2conf)

Busy day today at the Enterprise 2.0 show! I was on a customer panel on social computing earlier today with Microsoft, EA, Battelle, Watson Wyatt, and the MN Dept of Education. I participated by discussing some of the Army’s experience with social computing and communities. Great panel with lots of excellent insights on making enterprise… Read more »

How To Make Your Website Your Hardest Working Recruiter – Free Webinar

Start Date: June 24, 2009 Start Time: 2:00 p.m. EST End Time: 3:00 p.m. EST Location: Webinar Information: Register Now! Your careers website will work for you 24/7 and spend endless hours with potential candidates. It’s a time-saving, pre-qualifying and highly effective online tool for every federal recruiter. It’s no longer about using traditional brochure… Read more »

Federal Eye: OMB Updates Stimulus Reporting Guidelines

The White House has launched a new Web site designed to assure that state governments and other recipients of federal economic stimulus funds fully report information on how the money is spent. FederalReporting.gov will serve as the “one-stop-shop” for all information on the funding, according to the Office of Management and Budget. The agency’s new… Read more »

Mastering the Art of ‘Capture’

When my phone rings, and a potential client calls, about 90% of the time the story is the same: we’ve got a Request for Proposal (RFP) in and we need you to help us immediately. I say – great, would be happy to help you. By the way, have you done any capture? I hear… Read more »

Federal Eye: OPM Encourages Teleworking After Metro Crash

The Office of Personnel Management has strongly urged federal managers to allow employees to telework from home today to avoid delays on Metro following last night’s deadly crash. Federal government offices in Washington, D.C. will however open on time and operate under normal operating status today. “To the extent possible, managers are encouraged to allow… Read more »

A Practical Guide to Enterprise 2.0 (#e2conf) – 10 Principles for Success

We’re at the Enterprise 2.0 conference this week, and we’ve released a new guide to help organizations in the public and private sector make sense of social networking for the enterprise. Enterprise 2.0, despite the term, really encompasses all of the social networking and other Web 2.0 technology as it applies within the workplace. If… Read more »

Poor Acquisition Outcomes Can Also Happen With The Government Acting As The Contractor

In light of all the focus recently on federal acquisition reform, one of the agencies with the most problems is the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA is a case study on what the failed policies of the past in regards to workforce development have done to the present difficulties with completing the acquisition mission… Read more »