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Alan Pentz

Partner, Corner Alliance Alan Pentz is co-founder of Corner Alliance, a Washington, DC based consulting firm that focuses on helping government clients manage the fire hose of expectations, communicate their value, and stop the endless cycle of meetings. Before consulting, Alan worked on Capitol Hill as a speechwriter for Sen. Max Baucus. Follow him on Twitter at @apentz
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If There’s a Budget Deal, Will Things Get Back to Normal?

December 10, 2013 That’s a question I found myself asking while reading recent reports about a potential budget deal. During the shutdown, things definitely didn’t feel normal and I didn’t think they’d get back there again. But if we do get a two-year budget deal, I think a lot of us will greet ...

Why Do Government Projects Fail?

November 6, 2013 We’ve all been dismayed by the failures of Healthcare.gov. I wrote a recent blog about my frustration with government contractors who seem unable to take responsibility for their failures. But that leaves me with the question of why so many government projects fail. To be honest, most projects fail in ...

Do Contractors Need to Take Out Government Shutdown Insurance?

October 16, 2013 Now that it looks like a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling is upon us, I’ve been thinking about where this leaves the government services industry. If the shutdown ends today, we’ll all get back to work, assess the damage, and begin digging out of the ...

The Government Shutdown: One Company’s Perspective

October 15, 2013 Now that we are into the third week of this shutdown, I wanted to give a perspective on the shutdown from a small federal contracting firm. My partner Ron and I have spent just over 6 years creating our company, building and serving our clients, finding and training amazing employees, ...

5 Reasons the Shutdown is the New Normal

October 8, 2013 "When will the federal government get back to normal?" As a partner in a small government consulting firm, I’ve asked myself this question several times over the last two years. Will contracts stop? What do we tell employees? How do we prepare? Can we do much of anything? And finally: ...