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Think tank points to valuable Recovery Act lessons

The IBM Center for the Business of Government released a report examining the lessons from the execution of the stimulus over the last three years.

Tags: management , technology , best practices , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Esther Carey , Recovery Act

Friday - 06/15/2012, 05:20pm EDT

Federal Drive interviews - May 14, 2012

Author Ines Mergel tells us if tweets are the proverbial trees that fall in the woods or a powerful change agent. Tom Harris, the head of public sector research at Deloitte UK, talks about recent case studies on how other governments are effectively downsizing.

Tags: Federal Drive , Ines Mergel , Tom Harris , Deloitte

Monday - 05/14/2012, 09:25am EDT

GSA hires IBM to run the smart building initiative

Under the one-year contract, Big Blue will develop a system to collect data for the Public Building Service to analyze to find areas to become more energy efficient.

Tags: technology , contracting , GSA , green government , smart buildings , Jason Miller , Dan Tangherlini , Linda Chero

Monday - 05/14/2012, 06:43pm EDT

Lockheed joins Northrop, HP for NGEN bid

Lockheed Martin will join a team of several other large companies in a bid for the Navy's forthcoming multibillion dollar Next Generation Enterprise Network contract.

Tags: Navy , technology , DoD , NMCI , Lockheed Martin , AT&T , Hewlett Packard , computer sciences corporation , Harris Corporation , General Dynamics , Verizon , Shawn Hendricks , Jared Serbu , AT&T , Northrop Grumman

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 12:23pm EDT

NIST taking on big data problem

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is sponsoring an upcoming conference to bring together industry and agencies to figure out ways to improve how they use unstructured data.

Tags: NIST , technology , industry , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Ellen Vorhees , TREC , big data , Microsoft , Sean McCalley

Friday - 02/03/2012, 02:37pm EST
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'Moneyball' strategy works for feds?

Agencies have tons of data but don't always use it wisely. A new report examines how a few agencies are analyzing statistics to reach their goals. The Partnership for Public Service and IBM suggest in their report agencies try the 2002 Oakland A's approach to using statistics to build a winning team.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , data analytics , management , performance management , data , HHS , CMS , HUD , Shelley Metzenbaum , Emily Kopp , David Zlowe , OMB

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:33am EST
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Analytics helps agencies turn data into decisions

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and IBM's Public Sector Business Analytics and Optimization Practice points to the importance of analytics in measuring agency performance. But the report emphasizes that data collection is only the first step in turning facts and figures into usable information.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , data analytics , management , best practices , GPRA , FAA , CMS , SSA , HUD , VA , John Palguta , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 07:00am EST
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VA to reevaluate T4 protester's bid

The Court of Federal Claims rules in VA's favor on five of six counts. But VA must relook at Standard Communications' bid to see if it meets the solicitation's best value criteria.

Tags: industry , contracting , VA , T4 , Standard Communications , bid protest , Jason Miller , Multiple award contract , IT services , Cy Alba , Piliero Mazza , Med Trends

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 05:23pm EST
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