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The role of government in private innovation

Author Josh Lerner's new book examines what, if any, role governments should play when it comes to spurring innovation and investing in venture capital.

Tags: management , innovation , Harvard Business School , Josh Lerner , Dorothy Ramienski , investing , venture capital

Friday - 05/07/2010, 07:45pm EDT
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GSA's O'Hare, Taylor detail Administrator Johnson's agenda

GSA officials are squarely behind the new Administrator's priority list.

Tags: In Depth , management , technology , best practices , Ed O'Hare , GSA , General Services Administration , Martha Johnson

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 07:46pm EDT
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GSA: Green, Sustainable and more Aggressive

Agency sets a goal for itself of having a zero carbon footprint. Administrator Johnson compares the goal to the moon shot to invigorate and attract employees. GSA also improving its schedules to address other agencies' need to buy sustainable products.

Tags: technology , Martha Johnson , Steve Kempf , GSA , OMB , Noblis , green IT , sustainability , carbon footprint

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 07:04am EDT
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DHS to release draft RFP for Eagle 2

Agency plans moving forward with re-compete despite GSA's attempt to bring Eagle under the Alliant GWAC. DHS spent almost $2 billion on IT services in 2009 and more than $8 billion overall through the vehicle.

Tags: technology , DHS , GSA , Jim Williams , Eagle 2 , technology services , Alliant

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 12:43pm EDT

Navy finds value engineering at sea

We continue our series on the Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards with a look at Littoral Combat Ship Mission Modules with program manager, Capt. Michael Good.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , best practices , value engineering , DoD , Defense , innovation , Littoral Combat Ship , Michael Good , Navy

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 09:40am EDT
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GSA continues to hint at E-Travel consolidation

Draft RFP calls for a contractor to provide updated online travel management services. GSA to host industry day in May to answer questions about the initial solicitation.

Tags: technology , GSA , OMB , Northrop Grumman , Carson Wagonlit , EDS , E-Travel

Monday - 05/03/2010, 03:50pm EDT

Value Engineering succeeds in Columbus

The Department of Defense is putting innovation and creativity into their engineering efforts. They have announced the winners of the Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards that recognize the best value innovations that government and business develop to create cost-effective program solutions. Team leader David Szczublewski explains how.

Tags: Federal Drive , mngt , mngt practices , value engineering , DoD , Defense , innovation , David Szczublewski , Defense Supply Center

Monday - 05/03/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Analysis: accountability of foreign contractors challenged

Congress is looking for ways to make sure foreign contractors follow U.S. laws and regulations. Alan Chvotkin, Executive Vice President and Counsel at the Professional Services Council has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , Professional Services Council , Alan Chvotkin , foreign contractors

Monday - 05/03/2010, 09:31am EDT
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TechAmerica shares survey results, contracting ideas

Amtower is joined by TechAmerica CEO and President Phil Bond.
May 3, 2010

Tags: TechAmerica , Phil Bond , Amtower

Friday - 04/30/2010, 12:28pm EDT

Tech jobs: who won, who lost in the recession?

While the U.S. high-tech industry lost 245,600 jobs in 2009, federal IT employees and contractors may have dodged the biggest bullets. Josh James, Director of Research for the TechAmerica Foundation, and Olga Grkavac, executive vice president, public sector, TechAmerica explain.

Tags: technology , P&B , TechAmerica , Josh James , Olga Grkavac , Grant Thornton , tech jobs

Friday - 04/30/2010, 10:40am EDT
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