Posts Tagged: opportunity

COTS Opportunities within the Financial Management Shared Services Initiative

by Chris Wiedemann, Analyst Last Friday, July 19th, Treasury’s Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) held a teleconference discussing the financial management shared services initiative, and went over some ground that should prove very interesting to industry – particularly COTS vendors looking to sell financial management solutions. The current federal financial management landscape makes… Read more »

Federal Focus: Disability Employment Awareness

In case you were unaware, October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, as designated by the Federal Government and recognized by state and local governments. Yet most savvy employers should already know by now that fostering workplace diversity and inclusion for all simply makes good business sense, especially in the 21st century. The business community… Read more »

FEMA Corps Unveiled – Opportunities in Emergency Management

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced the induction of its inaugural class of the newly developed FEMA Corps. The ceremony was held in Vicksburg, Mississippi, honoring some 240 enrollees into the emergency management program. The aim is to establish a 1,600 person workforce that will supplement existing institutions and personnel in disaster preparedness, response,… Read more »

Hidden in Plain Sight – IT Educational Opportunities

Have you ever come across an opportunity that had been hidden in plain sight? You know, the opportunity that had been available to you all along, you just didn’t notice it? I found two such outstanding opportunities around this time last year. The first is called the Advanced Management Program (AMP) and it’s hosted by… Read more »

Why Understanding the Cycle of Business Development is important to Winning Government Proposals

My 5-year-old daughter, when working on a puzzle, knows to glance at the whole picture first, before starting to assemble the pieces. She is up to 30-piece puzzles now, which have gotten quite complex. So, her process is to study the picture, and then find a corner piece to which she then starts adding pieces…. Read more »

Social Media & Government: An Oxymoron or a Perfect Challenge?

http://www.nagconline.org/ orginally published by NAGC Newsletter, February 2010Social Media & Government: An Oxymoron or a Perfect Challenge?Author: Andrea Schneider Social Media is an Open System. Thriving social media sites are interactive, ever evolving, receptive to change, build relationships, share information, and rely on constant communication. They are community building, dependent on participation, and highly collaborative… Read more »

Thoughts from ELC

Thoughts from ELC A couple weeks back I went to the ACT/IAC Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg. It is arguably the premier federal IT conference of the year with over 800 people in attendance. I spoke on two different panels related to collaboration, Gov 2.0, and Gen Y. An interesting note from the questions was… Read more »

When things are broken… A CALL FOR LEADERSHIP

The hatred and disrespect surfacing in the debate about health care reform and education and other discussions in recent days has gone wild. Much of it isn’t about these topics, but something more disturbing — a real contempt for others — an unwillingness to consider anything new and different. I keep wondering how our children… Read more »