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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 missionRead… Read more »

Sharing the World Sisterhood III – Leadership Conference 2009 | Seeking Philanthropic Grantmakers | Seed | Grants-in-aid | Gift | Tax-deductible Contributions

From the Washington Business Examiner by Donna L. Quesinberry RE: FUTURE Sharing the World Sisterhood III – 2009 Leadership Conference FUTURE (Families United Toward Universal Respect) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) that supports women in developing third world countries and teaches them a strong organizational model based on volunteerism that promotes self-reliance, networking and family unity.Read… Read more »

The Arlington Rap, 80’s Hair, The Massive Hangover, and GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports from the Hokie Guru

Ah, yes… the dreaded lull between the end of the NBA playoffs and the beginning of college football?!? What is a sports fan to do? Here’s something to pass the time!! P.S. Lou, there is no “S” in Illinois… it’s silent, dude. And.. then, do the Arlington Rap!! And join the Hokie Guru in hisRead… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week: Dean Halstead, Collaboration Architect, Microsoft Federal

Happy Father’s Day! Father’s Day is a day to remember, an opportunity to stop and honor our dads; this year, it also marks the beginning of summer – barbecuing on the 4th of July, sunny days at the park, or rainy nights at the pool (not to mention all that humidity and those special uninvitedRead… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.20.09

Good afternoon! I hope y’all have enjoyed your Saturday so far. I participated in a neighborhood garage sale. I’m here to tell you that you can not GIVE away pre-flatscreen TVs. Well, not literally, when I put giant “FREE” signs on them they did disappeared …lol . Lots of tweets today, and very interesting onesRead… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.19.2009

Wonderful Friday! Today I added some posts from #OpenCode that I thought were interesting. Tonight: University of Arkansas v. LSU College World Series. Go Hogs! Image via Wikipedia Caroline @WiiPigSooie Blog WiiPigSooie alexwied: Just added myself to the http://wefollow.com twitter directory under: #opensource #oss #accenture 14 minutes ago from WeFollow • Reply • View TweetRead… Read more »

How Kundra sees the federal IT world

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra took over this newly created job and hasn’t stopped working. In an interview with Information Week, he outlines some of the initiatives he would like to see and how he plans to get there. For a look at what he’s saying, check out Fierce Government IT’s post at http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/how-kundra-plans-do-his-job/2009-06-17.

Sweet GovTweets 06.17.09

Greetings! Here is the summary of tweets for yesterday (sorry, I got really busy). Even with all of the multiple posts, RT’s, etc removed, this was the busiest tweetstream for GovLoop I have seen so far. Lots of additions to @GovTwit. Lots of promotion for the privacy conference on Saturday (so, y’all sign up andRead… Read more »

The Outsourcing Debate: Realism versus Rhetoric

The Federal Acquisition Innovation and Reform (FAIR) Institute, a new nonprofit focusing on federal contracting reform, released a report in response to the push by the Obama administration to reevaluate when it is appropriate to outsource and use contractors. Specifically, the report provides high-level policy guidance on the specifics of President Obama’s March memo onRead… Read more »

Social Networking: Can it really get you a job?

It seems that everyone is participating in some form of social networking these days. Whether it’s Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, or some other form of online networking if you’re not using it, you’re quickly becoming part of the minority. Social networking is great for a lot of things. Connecting with family and friends, sharing pictures,Read… Read more »