Posts Tagged: Guidance

10 Ways FITARA Guidance Empowers CIOs — Equally

Nowadays, everyone has an opinion about federal information technology — how projects should be managed and whether chief information officers have adequate authority to do their jobs. The truth is that all CIOs are not empowered equally. Many argue the culprit is not the nearly 20-year-old law that created the position but rather inconsistent implementationRead… Read more »

Salesmen Need To Be Coaches At Fiscal Year-End

by Steve Charles, Co-founder and Executive Vice President Your customers need your help. Not just your products and the requirements those will fulfill, but your personal help to get fully justified purchase requests to contracting shops who can issue the order before the end of the fiscal year. I spoke on a panel discussion lastRead… Read more »

Using Sources Sought As A Marketing Tool

The government has many ways to perform market research, as described in FAR Part 10. One way is to issue a sources sought. Issuing a notice saves the government valuable time of reviewing sources to fulfill a requirement, it also ensures: Access to the market’s capability Determine acquisition strategy Assist with small business goal attainmentRead… Read more »

OMB Guidance on Administrative Flexibility

It’s not always good news when OMB releases guidance to agencies late on a Friday afternoon. But in this case, it was certainly welcome news! On schedule, OMB issued a memo to agencies providing FAQs and a template on how to comply with President Obama’s February directive to agencies to loosen up a bit. PresidentRead… Read more »

149 steps to a better government website

This is a little blog post about a big spreadsheet. I’ll understand if you click onto the next post 🙂 One of my early consulting projects over the summer since leaving the UK Civil Service and going freelance was for the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, helping the digital team there to assess their complianceRead… Read more »


NEW CYBER SECURITY REPORT REVEALS FEDS’ TAKE ON FISMA 2.0 As OMB CyberScope Deadline Nears, 85 Percent of CIOs and CISOs Have Not Used the Tool – Compliance, Cost, and Security Value Questions Abound Alexandria, Va., October 4, 2010 – MeriTalk (, the government IT network, today announced the results of “FISMA’s Facelift: In theRead… Read more »

Social Media Guidance – Section Three: Key things to consider before getting involved and useful contacts

Section Three: Key things to consider before getting involved and useful contacts Checklist of key things to consider: Do you understand and have the resources available to undertake your activity and to maintain an effective presence in your chosen social media site? Can you demonstrate a real business need to undertake this activity? Which businessRead… Read more »