Posts Tagged: stimulus

Recovering from the Recovery Act (Part 5)

Congress is considering expanding the transparency provisions first developed for the Recovery Act to all federal spending. A new report looks back at states’ experiences in implementing the federal reporting requirements and offers insights for the potential of extending such requirements. Since 2009, the public has been able to track the outlay of more than… Read more »

Recovering from the Recovery Act: Part 4

While “austerity” is the buzz word in the federal government today, just three years ago the government had launched a massive recovery operation to stem the tide of what looked like a bottomless recession by spending $787 billion as fast as possible. How did career feds make it happen right? While there are debates as… Read more »

President Obama’s American Jobs Act

Congress is now sitting on President Obama’s American Jobs Act. It emphasizes infrastructure improvements and tax cuts. Given the politics, it will not move quickly. Congress just isn’t interested because it affects your life, not theirs. Read More … http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8689657/president_obamas_american_jobs_act.html?cat=3

Recoverying from the Recovery Act?

States and localities were the front line for implementation of more than $275 billion in spending via more than 65 programs. They also faced pressures to spend, spend quickly, spend wisely – and report what they did in almost real-time. A new IBM Center report examines what happened in several cities in Virginia. In 2009,… Read more »

7 Reasons FED GOV Contractors Should Consider STATE & LOCAL Markets

7 Reasons Federal Government Contractors should consider their advantages in the state and local marketplace. http://jenniferschaus-b2g.blogspot.com/2011/06/7-reasons-fed-contractos-should.html Jennifer Schaus Jennifer Schaus & Associates Washington, DC HOST OF B2G MONTHLY NETWORKING: http://JenniferSchaus3.eventbrite.com

How SharePoint Can Deliver Project Transparency

Transparency in projects is becoming a requirement for many government organizations today. SharePoint provides a number of out of the box features and integrations with third party tools to support the transparency required. But even before you go about designing the solution, make sure you have your transparency objectives and processes in place. Read my… Read more »

Jennifer Schaus comments on SBA’s controversial womens procurement program; March 2010

Jennifer Schaus of Jennifer Schaus & Associates in Washington, DC – a boutique government consulting firm – comments on SBA’s controversial women’s procurement program, stressing the importance of relationship building in the government procurement process. March, 2010 http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=44698&dcn=e_tma

Analyzing AASHTO’s “Projects and Paychecks: a One-Year Report on State Transportation Successes under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”

Cross posted from my website: Streetsblog-Capitol Hill’s Elena Schor posted an interesting analysis a report titled Projects and Paychecks: a One Year Report on State Transportation Successes under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (and a website), released yesterday by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the trade group representing state… Read more »

The Future of Transparency-Effective Outreach

The dominant first year theme of the new Administration has been the importance of achieving “transparency” to build citizen trust. The transparency ideal—inarguable in principle—is difficult in execution. To this end, most of the available leadership bandwidth has been consumed by public promotion of a data centric portal strategy as a means to achieve transparency…. Read more »