Management Matters

‘Strategic pause’ for HHS Buyers Club

‘Strategic pause’ for HHS Buyers Club

Mark Naggar, Buyers Club project manager at the Department of Health and Human Services, announced a “strategic pause” for the...
Evolving role of contract managers

Evolving role of contract managers

Michael Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Management Association, discusses the changing role of contract managers.
Prospects for FEMA’s top spot

Prospects for FEMA’s top spot

Rich Cooper, principal with Catalyst Partners and former official at the Department of Homeland Security, discusses the potential shortlist of...
How to cultivate great leaders in government

How to cultivate great leaders in government

Jeri Buchholz, senior advisor at FMP Consulting, and former Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA, discusses how to cultivate great...
What to expect from ACT-IAC’s ELC 2016

What to expect from ACT-IAC’s ELC 2016

David Bray, CIO at the Federal Communications Commission and government co-chair for ACT-IAC’s Executive Leadership Conference, and┬áTeresa Bozzelli, managing director...
USA Jobs reaches 20-year milestone

USA Jobs reaches 20-year milestone

Booz Allen Hamilton vice president Ron Sanders, former associate director for human resource policy at the Office of Personnel Management,...
How much can category management save the U.S. government?

How much can category management save the U.S. government?

David Shields, managing director for category management at ASI Government, discusses the potential savings for the U.S. government with a...
Acquisition priorities during transition

Acquisition priorities during transition

Joe Jordan, CEO of FedBid and former Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, discusses the future of shared services and category...
Redefining the role of CIO

Redefining the role of CIO

Shawn Kingsberry, digital government director for the Global Public Sector at Unisys, and former CIO at the Recovery Accountability and...
Agency priorities ahead of continuing resolution

Agency priorities ahead of continuing resolution

Kathleen Turco, former chief financial officer at the Veterans Health Administration, talks agency priorities in planning for a continuing resolution.
Playbook for government-wide shared services

Playbook for government-wide shared services

Austin Price, innovation operations manager for the Unified Shared Services Management Office at the General Services Administration, discussed the long-term...
How Circular A-123 can help agencies manage risk in a changing landscape

How Circular A-123 can help agencies manage risk in a changing landscape

Danny Werfel, principal at Boston Consulting Group, discusses managing risk in a changing government landscape, and how the updated Circular...
GAO rolls out Tech  Readiness Assessment Guide

GAO rolls out Tech Readiness Assessment Guide

Chief Scientist at the Government Accountability Office, Timothy Persons, discusses the latest edition to GAO’s assessment guides: the Technology Readiness...
Report finds IRS falling short in contractor tax checks

Report finds IRS falling short in contractor tax checks

Charlie Clark, senior correspondent at Government Executive, discusses an Inspector General’s report about the IRS’s role in tax-delinquent contracting firms...
Enterprise risk management, FITARA and the impact of a CR at DHS

Enterprise risk management, FITARA and the impact of a CR at DHS

Department of Homeland Security chief financial officer Chip Fulghum discussed enterprise risk management, the impact of a continuing resolution on...
GAO: how agencies can better manage their travel programs

GAO: how agencies can better manage their travel programs

Michelle Sager, director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discussed how agencies can better manage their travel programs.
Whistleblower protections in the federal workplace

Whistleblower protections in the federal workplace

Carolyn Lerner, head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, explained how federal workers can stay out of trouble with...
Will there be increased agency oversight on Capitol Hill?

Will there be increased agency oversight on Capitol Hill?

David Hawkings, Senior Editor for CQ Roll Call, talks about the first social media non-filibusterer. He also explores the possibility of...
What makes a good (or bad) RFP?

What makes a good (or bad) RFP?

VisibleThread CEO Fergal McGovern discussed the impact of poorly written documents on the federal procurement process.
Category management and the presidential transition

Category management and the presidential transition

Angela Styles, chair of the law firm Crowell & Moring, discussed the contracting community’s lingering concerns with category management.
OMB releases an update to Circular A-123

OMB releases an update to Circular A-123

Grant Thornton principal Robert Shea, former associate administrator at the Office of Management and Budget, discussed the long-awaited makeover for...
Sammies finalist crafted the EPA’s power plant rule

Sammies finalist crafted the EPA’s power plant rule

This month, the Partnership for Public Service announced 32 finalists for their Service to America Medals — dubbed the ‘Oscars’...
Achieving better results on improper payments

Achieving better results on improper payments

Lockheed Martin vice president of health and life sciences Horace Blackman offered tips to federal agencies seeking to achieve better...
The art of the (government contracting) deal

The art of the (government contracting) deal

It’s a question government contractors ask all the time: How can we plan for our next big meeting and position...