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 newRead… 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

A System for Proposal Management

Are you a business owner or an executive eager to win government business? Are you new to the Federal market? Have you written proposals that didn’t win? Have you missed great opportunities that appeared custom-fit for your company? Does it seem you’re working harder and harder for minimal results? Or, are you someone who isRead… Read more »

This could happen to You

I’m posting an additional blog this week asking for some advice from all you fine folks on GovLoop for a friend of mine. He too is a government employee of long standing. He works in an agency known as a dumping ground for outgoing political appointees who now need government jobs and unfortunately he isRead… Read more »

Changing the Rules

Having been on travel to conferences and training sessions (more “back in the day”; recently we’ve been told we can have nearly any training we like if we can take it online or get there on the Metro) I have noticed several things about Government travel. For notoriously getting the cheapest seats, you know, theRead… Read more »

Project of the Week – Federal Acquisition Innovation and Reform Institute

The Federal Acquisition Innovation and Reform (FAIR) Institute, a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization, was recently launched by Raj Sharma, President and CEO of Censeo Consulting Group and Dr. Allan Burman, President of Jefferson Solutions within Jefferson Consulting Group . FAIR was created to work with key constituencies to promote a federal acquisition system that continuallyRead… Read more »

PART 1 – W3C eGov Note: Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web

Cross-posted from my design blog. Today the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) eGovernment Interest Group published a Note which is the culmination of their first year of analysis on the history, current state, and hopeful future of eGovernment. Entitled Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web, the document serves as a greatRead… Read more »

5 Ways Government’s Using Social Media for Recruitment

Originally published at FedManager’s E-Report on behalf of Young Government Leaders. In an essay entitled Federal Brain Drain to Brain Gain: Fixing Government College Recruitment released in mid-April, Stephen Anders (a Masters of Public Policy Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School) recommended that Federal agencies should “increase their presence on social networking sites” like FacebookRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Census Nominee Would Resign to Avoid Politics

President Obama’s nominee to serve as Census director said he would rather resign than permit politics to interfere with the census, according to written responses to questions submitted by lawmakers in advance of his confirmation hearing. Asked about potential political interference, Robert Groves stated that any such outside involvement would cause long-term damage to theRead… Read more »

A new feature from Fierce Government IT

This week, the folks at Fierce Government IT are launching a new feature called “On the Job.” It’s a look inside and outside government on federal IT initiatives, problems and successess with interviews with the players in the filed. Our first interview, posted today at, is with Ed Meagher, who spent 24 years workingRead… Read more »