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What’s your contracting legacy?

What’s your contracting legacy?

Federal managers, especially those involved in procurements, say that they want to have a lasting impact and leave their organizations better off than before they came. Most start out with grand plans, an open mind, and a real desire to make positive changes.

But then something happens… The change is much harder than they realized, or they come to understand that their organization is more interested in avoiding trouble than making things better. They may start to implement a new system, but when it doesn’t really achieve the goal, and it becomes more trouble than it was worth, they give it a rest. Or the whole process is just too burdensome to begin in the first place. So risk aversion becomes the goal, not transformation. Managers become discouraged, hold the line, and fire up the retirement clock to count the days.

But what if you really could have an impact?

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Agency CIOs thinking smarter as IT spending declines

Agency CIOs thinking smarter as IT spending declines

Via FederalNewsRadio.com by Jack Moore

For the first time federal agencies are expected to spend less on information technology in the current year than they did the year before. But that doesn’t mean agencies are necessarily scaling back their capabilities. Despite technology’s receding top line, agency chief information offices aren’t thinking smaller when it comes it IT — they’re thinking smarter.

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10 Ways Government Clouds Have Changed This Year – Government

Via InformationWeek by Kevin L. Jackson

In December 2012, Cary Landis and I made 10 predictions about how cloud computing was likely to evolve this year and how those changes were likely to impact enterprise computing. But things are moving fast in the world of cloud computing, reaffirming some of those predictions and altering others.

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The Role of Data in the Future of Procurement

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The Role of Data in the Future of Procurement

Most people understand the benefits of electronic procurement in terms of transparency and process efficiency but doesn’t the highest impact come from the real (or near) real time data it delivers?

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Agencies embrace online RFPs in an effort to make bid management faster

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Agencies embrace online RFPs in an effort to make bid management faster

Long, largely paper driven procurement cycles have historically defined state and local government. On the technology side, this approach often means buying something, and by the time it gets installed, it’s obsolete. 

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New GSA Program Streamlines Mobile Device Management Across Government

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GSA announces the launch of its Government-Wide Mobile Device Management Program as part of the Administration’s Digital Government Strategy (DGS).

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