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The Real Problem With Acquisition Training

April 3, 2015 The decades-old debate about proper training for the federal acquisition corps is threatening to erupt in a donnybrook. Lines are being drawn over whom or what to blame for the perceived lack of critical thinking, business and technical knowledge, negotiation skills and creativity among procurement professionals. Acquisition training institutions have...

What If We're All the CTO?

November 17, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It might just be that the name of the new CTO is less important than we think. A key message of the Obama campaign and soon-to-be presidency is that government shouldn't be about individuals, it should be about all of us. And if Obama's campaign was about anything, it was...

Wall Street Loses, Google Gains in Government

September 30, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ugh. That giant sucking sound again, this time as millions of us hear our retirement savings swirl down the drain. Despite the bailout blow-out, my mind has kept wandering all day to a Washington Post story about Google's new office, of all things. Finally, Bob Gourley, former chief technology officer...

Cat's in the Bag!

September 29, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Missouri's chief information officer recently hired a tiny cat with a red bow tie. Well, OK, not really. He really hired a recent computer engineering grad for the Department of Natural Resources, according to Government Technology News. But the guy first inquired about the position at the state's job fair...

Kind of Virtual

September 25, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It was just a matter of time. I knew someone in the federal market would cop my tag line, “virtual government,” and I knew somebody would start using virtual conference platforms. I just didn’t know the same player would do both at the same time! On Oct. 15, IBM’s Cognos...

Commandant Exhorts: Figure Out Facebook

September 24, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This post was update Sept. 25, 2008, to correct an error in the name of the Coast Guard's national Security Cutter. The message couldn't be clearer: Coasties need to start social networking, right now! Yesterday on YouTube, in his firm, ramrod straight-arrow style, Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen ordered his...

Air Force opens bidding for virtual air base

September 10, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Air Force plans to award a contract by Oct. 3 to create its first virtual training space where airmen will attend class as avatars-3-D representations of themselves -- in full uniform. Comment on this article in The Forum.According to the request for proposals published Sept. 3, the service wants...

'Getting' Gustav

September 4, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow MSNBC fortuitously debuted an interactive hurricane tracker last weekend, just as Hurricane Gustav began menacing the Louisiana coast. The tracker was created by Stamen, a San Francisco design firm dedicated to bringing data collections alive in beautiful and informative ways. Comment on this article in The Forum.Watching Gustav's birth, growth...

Hurricane tracker debuts in time to study Gustav

September 4, 2008 MSNBC fortuitously debuted an interactive hurricane tracker last weekend, just as Hurricane Gustav began menacing the Louisiana coast. The tracker was created by Stamen, a San Francisco design firm dedicated to bringing data collections alive in beautiful and informative ways. Watching Gustav's birth, growth and demise is gripping. You can...

Tech consultant says get serious about games

August 29, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Companies and governments will adopt serious games as important business tools within the next seven years, according to tech consulting giant Forrester Inc. Comment on this article in The Forum.The company predicts businesses' comfort with games will grow due to three trends: • Technology populism: iPods, iPhones and BlackBerrys are...

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