Focusing on Acquisition Reform: Workforce First

The much anticipated Smart Contracting Caucus met this week for the first time since being created over a year ago by former House Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Tom Davis, (R-VA). The intent of the Caucus was to consider thoughtful federal procurement reform by having a type of 360-review of issues facing the contracting… Read more »

Sweet Gov Tweets – Monday May 18th

ashban : @tericee RT:@Podkeyne: Interoperability demo at AFCEA Solutions Interagency, Allied and Coalition Information Sharing-Disaster Mngt booth AFCEAHelen : Renuart: Security and access don’t compete with one another, they need to complement one another. #afcea #afceasol AFCEAHelen : Renuart: My coalition village has about 120ish flags flying in it. #afcea #afceasol signalmag : Tune into… Read more »

Acquisition Reform Foundations: People First and Fast

As acquisition reform initiatives move forward in Congress, specifically with the House following the Senate in passing their defense acquisition reform bill, personnel issues continue to be at the forefront of discussions and focus on reform initiatives. Of course it goes without saying that the announcement to bring 20,000 acquisition positions in house at the… Read more »

Web 2.0/Gov 2.0 Lunch-n-Learn – Part 2

A while ago I posted some questions and an outline for a Lunch-n-Learn training that I will be presenting regarding Web 2.0 / Gov 2.0. First, I want to thank all of those that replied with information, presentations of their own, and resources. Next, I would like to ask for more assistance from everyone. Below… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week: John Sporing, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

John Sporing: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts formerly at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) I’m starting to like having themes for my interviews. Last time, it was sunshine, and what better way to personify sunshine than with an interview w/ Anita Arile….if only I had interviewed her in her beloved island of… Read more »

Wayman Tisdale, 1964-2009

Wayman Tisdale lost a two-year battle yesterday with colon cancer. He was universally loved by everyone. And I mean everyone… even rival coaches. Billy Tubbs recruited Tisdale to Oklahoma… Tisdale was the kid everyone wanted. He was Blake Griffin way before Blake Griffin. He was only 44 years old and had transitioned to his second… Read more »

Pushing Collaboration Outside the Firewall

I’ve recently been evaluating social networking software for a non-profit agency and I saw a type of collaborative ability I hadn’t seen before. A couple of the higher-end products claimed the whiteboarding and project collaboration group areas could actually be pushed outside corporate firewalls to allow collaboration with outsiders. This seems intriguing given the new… Read more »

A view from an experienced IT exec

Check out our interview on Fierce Government IT with Ed Meagher, former federal IT executive, who talks about what the government needs to do right now to make federal IT better, smarter and sharper. See Judi