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Contracting Commandment 9: Thou shalt be flexible and cooperative

One of the most difficult things to learn is when and where to be flexible in terms of performing a contract, but it's critical if you want to succeed in the long run, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , acquisition , Contracting , flexibility ,

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 02:44am EST

DHS shutdown twofer: Burning money and morale at the same time

Former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal talks about the real costs behind shutting down an agency.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , DHS , shutdown , Management , morale , workforce , budget ,

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 12:01pm EST

How to unleash the full potential of GSA's Federal Supply Schedules

The full potential of the FSS program remains untapped, says Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. In a new commentary, he offers two key contracting reforms he believes will bring the program into the 21st century.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , acquisition , Contracting , GSA , Barack Obama , FSS , FAS , Common Acquisition Platform , Other Direct Costs , Price Reduction Clause

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 03:24am EST

Will new Federal CIO Tony Scott make feds eat dog food?

Federal News Radio's Tom Temin asks if 'dogfooding' can help federal IT.

Tags: dogfooding , Tony Scott , Microsoft , federal CIO , Tom Temin , technology

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 02:32am EST

A race to the bottom: How lowest price, technically acceptable is shortchanging agencies

Agencies are doing themselves a disservice by looking mainly for the lowest bid, says Moe Jafari, the president and CEO of HumanTouch, in a new commentary.

Tags: Moe Jafari , HumanTouch, LLC , acquisition , Management , LPTA , Contracting , Industry

Monday - 02/23/2015, 03:16am EST

What does it mean when the government 'closes' due to weather?

Is it fair to make teleworking federal employees work during a snow day when the rest of the government is closed? Jeff Neal, former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department, thinks so.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , workforce , Management , snow closings , teleworking

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 03:16pm EST

5 trends that will drive tech investments in 2015

With an increasing number of organizations looking to modernize their computing environments, expand their focus on secure and compliant hosting, and meet the growing demands of an increasingly mobile workforce, 2015 is poised to be transformative for government agencies.

Tags: Stu Fleagle , Carpathia Government Solutions , technology , Cloud computing , privacy , PII , compliance , big data

Monday - 02/16/2015, 06:58am EST

How bad would a shutdown be for DHS?

Funding for the Department of Homeland Security will run out February 28 unless Congress acts fast. Just how bad would a shutdown be for DHS? Former Homeland Security HR exec Jeff Neal offers his inside take.

Tags: Jeff Neal , budget , DHS , Congress , workforce , Management , government shutdown

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 05:01am EST

Why the Sony hack marks a new age of cybersecurity

The hackers that went after Sony wanted the company to know it was under attack and they wanted to do it harm, says Rob Roy of HP Enterprise Security Products. In a new commentary, Roy says the attack was a watershed moment in cybersecurity, marking a change in attackers' motives.

Tags: Rob Roy , HP Enterprise Security Products , technology , cybersecurity , cybersecurity legislation , Sony , cyber attacks , Information sharing

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 03:03am EST

Does CIO stand for 'chief information officer' or 'career is over'?

With the challenges that chief information officers face today, it is worth asking whether becoming a CIO is worth the work and jeopardy it seems to entail, says former FAA IT leader Bob Woods in a new commentary.

Tags: Bob Woods , Topside Consulting , GSA , Veterans Affairs , Transportation Department , Management , CIO , FITARA , Clinger-Cohen Act , information technology , technology ,

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:07am EST
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