Posts Tagged: PSC

How Healthcare.gov Will Not Drive Federal IT Acquisition Reform

Photo by ActiveRain After weeks of reports about the debacle known as healthcare.gov (here and here), the latest news and actions around preventing the next IT boondoggle are now headed in the direction of reforming IT acquisition. Although President Obama got in on the action, I do not expect any significant reforms to take place,… Read more »

The Acquisition Workforce: Are We Going Backwards?

As the meat grinder of sequestration continues to move forward, the initiatives to improve and develop the acquisition workforce will more than likely come to a grinding halt, and move capabilities backwards at a time where forward movement is badly needed. At this past week’s 2013 Acquisition Excellence Conference, The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory… Read more »

Contractors Hold Onto Their Desks as Sequestration Looms

Monica Mayk Parham, Marketing Director, Market Connections, Inc. The Professional Services Council (PSC) recently hosted an event on the topic of sequestration and, for many, it was a sobering reminder that challenging times lay ahead – even if sequestration never comes to light. So what are contractors doing to prepare for these new budget realities?… Read more »

Avoid Isolation As A New Leader Tip #1

Avoid Isolation As A New Leader Authored by: Georgie Bishop, President Public Sector Consortium, www.public-sector.org Former Director Workforce Development, US EPA Observe/Inquire/Listen When you first arrive in a new organization stay as open and accessible as you possibly can particularly during the orientation phase (six months minimum). Your primary work as you learn the organization’s… Read more »

Action Needed Now on Acquisition Workforce Reforms

From the Acquisition Corner A recent piece in FCW from Dee Lee, now executive vice president of federal affairs and operations at the Professional Services Council (PSC), highlights the need to temper acquisition workforce analysis with action. Her piece is a follow up to her Aug. 5 testimony before Congress to discuss the multi-sector acquisition… Read more »