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Brian Friel

Brian Friel is founder of One Nation Analytics, an independent research, analytics and consulting firm for the federal market.
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An Excess of Multiple-Award Contracts Is Creating New Problems for Government

April 20, 2016 For the better part of the past decade, procurement shops throughout the federal government couldn’t seem to stop themselves from creating new contract vehicles. There’s something alluring about seeding and cultivating a multiple-award contract, with dozens of companies clamoring to participate and the promise of hundreds of millions of dollars...

One Huge Change to Federal IT Contracting is Coming This Spring

March 15, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Brian Friel is founder of One Nation Analytics, an independent research, analytics and consulting firm for the federal market. He can be reached at bfriel@onenationllc.com The General Services Administration is launching a new era in federal information technology acquisition this spring when it releases requests for proposals for Alliant 2...

The One Change That’s Upending the Federal Contracting World

March 15, 2016 The General Services Administration is launching a new era in federal information technology acquisition this spring when it releases requests for proposals for Alliant 2 Unrestricted and Alliant 2 Small Business, the next generation of the agency’s governmentwide acquisition contracts (GWACs). The Alliant 2 contracts will likely be the largest...

A Federal Holiday Poem

December 22, 2015 Observing what has been a holiday tradition at Government Executive since 1998, we present our annual ode to federal employees. Twas the night before Christmas, and all 'cross the Web Not a surfer was surfing, except for some feds. The FAA cleared Santa for his annual flight, As the Weather...

A Federal Holiday Poem

December 23, 2014 Observing what has been a holiday tradition at GovExec since 1998, we present our annual ode to federal employees. Twas the night before Christmas, and all 'cross the Web Not a surfer was surfing, except for some feds. The FAA cleared Santa for his annual flight, As the Weather Service...

A Federal Holiday Poem

December 23, 2013 Observing what has been a holiday tradition at GovExec.com since 1998, we present our annual ode to federal employees. Twas the night before Christmas, and all 'cross the Web Not a surfer was surfing, except for some feds. The FAA cleared Santa for his annual flight, As the Weather Service...

A federal holiday poem

December 21, 2012 Observing what has been a holiday tradition at GovExec.com since 1998, we present our annual ode to federal employees. Twas the night before Christmas, and all 'cross the Web Not a surfer was surfing, except for some feds. The FAA cleared Santa for his annual flight, As the Weather Service...

A federal holiday poem

December 22, 2011 Observing what has been a holiday tradition at GovExec.com since 1998, we present our annual ode to federal employees. Twas the night before Christmas, and all 'cross the Web Not a surfer was surfing, except for some feds. The FAA cleared Santa for his annual flight, As the Weather Service...

A federal holiday poem

December 22, 2010 Observing what has been a holiday tradition at GovernmentExecutive.com since 1998, we present our annual ode to federal employees. Twas the night before Christmas, and all 'cross the Web Not a surfer was surfing, except for some feds. The FAA cleared Santa for his annual flight, As the Weather Service...

Collaboration-minded feds see barriers to working together

September 3, 2010 Earlier this year, a human resources specialist at a federal agency put out a call to her comrades at other agencies: Could someone share a competency model -- a list of expected skills and abilities -- for staff attorneys? Such lists are pro forma HR documents, used to evaluate candidates...