Posts Tagged: best

Is Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) Always The Best Deal?

By Cindy Wilkins, Sr. Program Analyst In the current fiscal environment, there is an even stronger focus on being a good steward of taxpayer dollars. That is certainly commendable and definitely what is expected by John Q. Public. The recent trend to uphold that trust placed in the Government has been toward awarding contracts on… Read more »

Do we still need Training Conferences?

Yes! I just returned from the Association of Government Accountant’s (AGA) annual Professional Development Conference (PDC). With all the scrutiny on conference spending, I thought it would be interesting to go through a quick run down of what’s new and what’s changed since the last AGA PDC in order to help address the question of… Read more »

10 Tips to Make Your Government Events More Successful

by Allan Rubin, Vice President, Marketing Several weeks ago I participated as a panelist at two events for government marketing professionals. At both the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit, and the GovMark Council‘s panel on Life After Tradeshows Part II, much of the conversation focused on how marketers were dealing with decreased attendance from government attendees at… Read more »

Five Twitter Best Practices (Infographic) and “Twitter Political Hall of Fame (Shame?)”

Do you experience “Twitter mania” or have withdrawal symptoms when you’re not tweeting? So many social media users appear to be as addicted to Twitter as to their daily dose of java. However, do you know Twitter best practices? Have any of your followers “flown the coop”? What are your best practices on Twitter and… Read more »

BYOD Successes? Private Sector Keeps It Under Wraps; Agencies Share

Recently EEOC share BYOD successes with Federal Technology Insider and we’ve tapped into other sources that best practices. Yet, private sector seems to be keeping projects under wraps. Want to know a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) secret? Good luck gaining any insight from corporations. While these organizations are generally considered to be further along… Read more »

Best Value or LPTA? One Size Does Not Fit All in Acquisition

By Michael Ipsaro, Technical Director, PMP, CCE/A Sound familiar? A complex professional service contract is awarded using the LPTA approach…..it costs millions more than expected. A recurring supply of widgets or routine services is obtained using a Best Value approach. The delivery is delayed months and when combined with the final price of the contract…..results… Read more »

Is Government the Best Place to Work? – Maybe Not

All year we’ve been talking about how low employee morale is plaguing agencies. Pay freezes, budget cuts and the partisan debate over the value of feds’ work has led to a steady decline in employee morale and an ebbing commitment. In fact, the Partnership for Public Service’s annual Best Places to Work survey saw employee… Read more »

7 Tricks & Tips for Your Federal Resume – Free Webinar with Kathryn Troutman

Registration Web Link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/801465394 Federal Resume Writing is challenging in this competitive federal job market. Learn about Federal Resume Guidebook author’s favorite 7 Tips and Tricks to help you get Best Qualified, Referred, Interviewed and Hired. 7 Tips and Tricks – Federal Career Training Stories from Kathryn 1.Holloman AFB – Resilience Keywords and Examples 2.USFS… Read more »

Do you like where you work?

Do you like where you work? It seems like a simple question on the surface, but for agencies who are fighting for personnel, budgets and morale the question is gigantic. So every year the Office of Personnel Management goes out to agencies and asks that question. In the past few months OPM has asked 1.6… Read more »