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Market research and business development

Randy Richter, president and founder of Richter and Company will discuss what contractors can do to grow their businesses in the government market.
December 2, 2013

Monday - 12/02/2013, 11:31pm EST
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Should you worry or is US military at the ready?

Is the military still ready for war _ or should you be worried?

Saturday - 11/30/2013, 09:04am EST

Satisfied workers key to one small agency's success

With a staff of about 50 workers, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps American businesses find opportunities overseas. The agency's director says her staff "has buy-in focus on the same mission," which explains their overall sense of satisfaction.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 01:28pm EST
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IG turns 'blind eye' to DFAS' fudged financial records, Grassley reports

Sen. Chuck Grassley released a report Friday, revealing fudged financial statements from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and audit misconduct from the Inspector General's office.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 06:59am EST

The impact of LPTA

Market Connections CEO Lisa Dezzutti and Michael Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Manager's Association will discuss some of the big issues affecting contractors including lowest price, technically acceptable (LPTA).
November 25, 2013

Monday - 11/25/2013, 09:10pm EST
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Should we run the government like a business?

While some may think running the government like a business is a good thing, the reality is hard to contemplate, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 04:43pm EST

White House pressed to fix 'broken' declassification system

The Public Interest Declassification Board wants high-level attention to address ever-increasing shortcomings in the way agencies classify and declassify documents. The system is considered by many broken and now is being inundated by electronic records. The National Declassification Center has completed equity referral quality assurance on 278 million pages, and completed all processing of more than 118 million pages of this backlog.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 03:48am EST

Sequestration crisis at the FBI

The drastic budgetary cuts that face the FBI pose a clear and present danger to national security and to the citizens of the United States. If these cuts remain in place it will not be a question of if, but rather when disaster will occur, says Ellen Glasser, president of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 02:00am EST

How sequestration and hiring freezes are shaping the future of SSA

In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, Dr. Reginald Wells, Deputy Commissioner at the Social Security Administration, discusses the human resources pressures caused by tightening budgets.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 11:24am EST
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Demand for data-driven models supplies agencies with decision making power

More and better information is getting to be the driving force behind spending and program decisions across the government. OMB is requiring agencies to update strategic plans and objectives based on their analysis of program and back-office data.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 04:40am EST
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Major reforms needed to effectively manage federal IT

A unified IT architecture will create innumerable benefits to government and the private sector companies that serve its technology needs. But, disparate policymaking responsibilities across organizations such as OMB, GSA, NIST, DHS, and DoD make it difficult to realize that end game, say former federal executives Karen Evans and Julie Anderson.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 03:44pm EST

Speaking plain English still a challenge for some agencies

Advocacy group's annual report card claims progress by SSA, Commerce, Transportation, USDA and SBA. But others including DHS regressed. The Center for Plain Language said there's a general absence of governmentwide coordination.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 04:39am EST
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What's ahead for mid-size contractors?

American Systems President and CEO Bill Hoover, and Brad Antle, CEO of Salient Federal Solutions, will discuss the challenges facing mid-size contractors in the current federal marketplace.
November 18, 2013

Monday - 11/18/2013, 04:04pm EST
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Post office reports loss of $5 billion for year

Post office reports loss of $5 billion for year, increasing urgency for congressional help

Friday - 11/15/2013, 03:30pm EST

IG helps SSA save and recover millions of dollars

In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, SSA Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll explains how his office is helping the agency save millions of dollars.

Friday - 11/15/2013, 10:56am EST
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Air Force must shrink, with or without sequestration

The Air Force's acting top official says even if sequestration is repealed, the service has an imbalance between its personnel costs and the money it must spend to keep its force trained and ready. Unfortunately, the Air Force may not have any trouble getting airmen to leave the service voluntarily.

Friday - 11/15/2013, 07:58am EST
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The buck stops there ... way over there!

Most people know of Harry Truman's famous "the buck stops here" quote, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But that was in the 1940s. What, if anything, does it mean in 2013 Washington?

Friday - 11/15/2013, 02:00am EST

Federal probe questions TSA behavior profiling

Federal probe questions value of TSA behavior profiling efforts at airports

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 11:44am EST

Leading IT Strategy for DHA

What is the IT strategy for the Defense Health Agency? How has it enhanced DoD's IT efforts to delivery care anytime, anywhere? How is the DHA modernizing its technology infrastructure and realizing a robust integrated electronic health record? Join Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dave Bown, CIO at the Defense Health Agency.

Dave Bowen
Chief Information Officer
Defense Health Agency

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 10:44am EST
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Federal IT officials shirk responsibility for HealthCare.gov problems

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee pressed federal Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel, federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, Department of Health and Human Services CIO Frank Baitman and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services deputy CIO Henry Chao to acknowledge the oversight failings, and for someone to declare they were in charge of the program.

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 03:42am EST
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