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Posted by on Jul 19, 2021

Chief Data Officers Push for a Data-Literate Workforce

Chief Data Officers Push for a Data-Literate Workforce

In an effort to improve government effectiveness, Chief Data Officers (CDOs) across federal agencies have made significant progress towards creating a more data-driven government. A recent survey revealed that when complete and precise data are shared among agencies (and made available to the public), it informs policy and legislation, improves governmental effectiveness across the board, […]

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Posted by on Jul 12, 2021

DITAP in a Nutshell

DITAP in a Nutshell

Since 2015, the federal government has acknowledged that the traditional method of buying technology and digital services cannot keep up with the rapid pace of change and evolving consumer demands. Technology products and services are developed using highly flexible and iterative methodologies. In addition, the world around us has converted to a “digital native” mindset. […]

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Posted by on Jul 7, 2021

Streamlined Procurements: What Should Be in Your RFP?

Streamlined Procurements: What Should Be in Your RFP?

While there are some flexibilities, depending on the type of contract (e.g., time and materials, cost plus fixed fee), the majority of contracts are firm fixed price (FFP). To achieve the most realistic pricing, particularly for FFP contracts, federal entities should recognize that the burden of risk is on the bidder, who must factor in […]

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Posted by on Jun 30, 2021

Strategies to Reverse High Rates of Turnover Within Federal Agencies

Strategies to Reverse High Rates of Turnover Within Federal Agencies

Federal agencies are struggling to retain top talent. In 2018, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) found that voluntary separations accounted for 36% of federal employee departures. Resignations were the most cited reason, followed by retirements. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median tenure of federal employees was just 8.2 years in 2020. […]

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Posted by on Jun 17, 2021

Federal Agencies Prepare to Return to the Office

Federal Agencies Prepare to Return to the Office

As the weather gets warmer and the number of people getting vaccinated increases, a return to normalcy seems to be on the horizon. While this means a return to in-person gatherings and events for vaccinated individuals, it also marks a return to the office. While some employees may be eager to get back to “normal,” […]

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