Posts Tagged: DC

Daily Dose: Congressional Committee Seeks Answers about Occupy DC

With high unemployment, a national debt that doesn’t seem to be slowing because of political gridlock, and a direction in foreign policy many disagree with, it’s as good a time as any to be frustrated with the current state of affairs. Frustration was taken to a new level when a protest movement, called Occupy WallRead… Read more »

GBE101: Grant (Sponsored Project) Funding, part 1 of 14

Welcome to this ongoing series on grants and/or sponsored funding. This series is designed for businesses with a highlighted Metro DCite focus from the Government Business Examiner for Washington DC. An additional series is being shared on the National Writing Examiner, with a suite of sister data relative to authors, educators, writer community organizations, andRead… Read more »

Mission Essential Personnel Names Linda Metz As Vice President For Contracts And Procurement

11/5/2011 Chantilly, VA – Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) today announced it has hired Linda Metz as its new Vice President for Contracts and Procurement. Metz has 25 years of experience in government contracting, having supported clients from commercial, federal, and international defense firms. “I am delighted to welcome Linda to MEP and look forwardRead… Read more »

Former DC CTO, Md. Chief Innovation Officer @BryanSivak on #LocalGovChat Tonight at 9 EST

Photo via American Progress Join us tonight at 9 EDT for a #localgovchat with Maryland’s newly appointed Chief Innovation Officer Bryan Sivak. You can read more about Bryan, formerly the Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia, here, here, here and here, but I think the most telling quote about his approach to openRead… Read more »

A Review: The SBE Council’s 2011 Business Tax Index

Three Takeaways 1. Although Washington, DC ranks last in the SBE Council’s index, the rankings do not correlate with entrepreneurial and small business growth. Compare Washington, DC (# 51) with California (#45) and South Dakota (#1). 2. According to the rankings, Virginia (#14) is far more favorable to entrepreneurs and small businesses than Maryland (31)Read… Read more »

Award Opportunity – NCMA Outstanding Academic Achievement Award – Deadline Mar 31, 2011

The Washington DC Chapter of NCMA offers a cash award for outstanding academic achievements in contracting. If you are (or know of) a deserving individiual, please apply. Past recipients of this award have gone on to do great things in federal procurement. They have become NCMA Chapter leaders, chaired the FAR Council, become office heads,Read… Read more »

Volunteer Opportunities in Washington DC Area in April 2011

I’m not sure that this is the best for forum for this, but I’m hoping that some community-service minded Washington area Federal employees will join me in volunteering in April. The first is during National Volunteer Week and is with Greater DC Cares, the same organization that President Obama and the First Lady volunteered withRead… Read more »