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Using New Media To Support Government Acquisitions
July 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm #106625
I’m an independent consultant. On my own I’ve been researching the use
of collaboration technologies (e.g., blogs, wikis, and social networks)
to support and streamline Federal government acquisitions. You can see
some of what I’ve published so far here: http://www.ddmcd.com/managing-technology/category/acq – BetterBuy project is referenced, obviously.
interested in interviewing senior staff either in the public sector or
the private sector about why — or why not — they believe that such
tools would be helpful to Federal acquisitions.
My own background
is project management and business/IT integration. Using web based
communications to support collaboration in a group that’s managing a
complex project sort of comes natural to me. But I’m also aware of the
pushback generated whenever anyone proposes doing or learning something
new, especially if it appears that it is counter to traditional or
I’d appreciate any comments or suggestions,
especially from those directly involved in developing and implementing
complex acquisitions strategies.
Dennis D. McDonald, Ph.D.
Office phone: 703-549-1030 703-549-1030
(Above request also posted to TFCN)
July 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm #106641
sematic acquistion systems are essential to manage the complexity and human knowlege transfer.
July 27, 2010 at 7:10 pm #106639
Well hello, Doctor! My client just sponsored an event about fed IT acquisition, and they talked about it via video post on Bettergov.us Check those out and if you’re interested in talking to any of those folks maybe can make it happen.
Also, Amtower has a book coming out about selling to the government. I know that’s not your focus per se, but he probably would be an interesting interview.
July 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm #106637
July 27, 2010 at 11:02 pm #106635
Semantic Acquisition Management (SAM) is an emerging interdisciplinary science that rivals the number of disciplines required to optimize the acquisition process. Think about it, the process requires manpower, human factor, job/training analysts, and so on to work in a coordinated and synchronized effort to support the program/project office. Lots of moving pieces having their own brand of processes and performance criteria that should/must bubble up into actionable information for the program/project office.
So, unless all the personnel are dedicated to update all their activities on a daily basis in a universal format that makes sense to the program/project office, there will be performance leakage and loss of knowledge/expertise.
The SAM environment utilizes semantic/natural language content analysis, monitors network event activity (provides effort to results), establishing content small worlds and then context based threads that populate taxonomies that support acquisition intelligence monitoring dashboards. The encouraging benefit (really make EVM sing) is the personnel do not have to take time from their workflow to type/populate data fields with what they feel is relevant to support program/project office requirements.
So, Semantic Acquisition Management utilizes network sensors, content analysis, personal digital effort and other metrics to provide realtime performance information.
Hope this is helpful!
July 28, 2010 at 12:51 am #106633
Thanks Chris I’ll email you about this.
July 28, 2010 at 12:54 am #106631
August 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm #106629
August 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm #106627
Ok. I will prepare a real-world example for your review.
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