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Posted by on Dec 7, 2021

Cybersecurity and Federal Project Management

Cybersecurity and Federal Project Management

In the world of cybersecurity, confidentiality, integrity, and availability form the mantra of every security specialist. These three factors ensure that the data in every information system are kept within the confines of the organization. They ensure that the retrievable data is the same data that was placed in the system and that it is […]

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2021

Preparing for Career Leadership

Preparing for Career Leadership

On November 16, 2021, Management Concepts Subject Matter Expert, E. Steven Butler gave a presentation to the Quantico and Southern Georgia chapters of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC). The following is a summary of key points that Mr. Butler shared on the subject of his experience in leadership in the federal government. Career […]

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Posted by on Nov 23, 2021

What Makes a Leader Good?

What Makes a Leader Good?

Effective, steadfast leadership is more important than ever, now that multiple paradigms have shifted in the federal landscape. We need the people who are making impactful decisions that shape our collective futures to be good leaders — to affect positive, transformative, and sustainable change. We can recognize them by their common characteristics. They… Demonstrate Agility […]

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Posted by on Nov 17, 2021

GPA Annual Conference 2021: Going Places

GPA Annual Conference 2021: Going Places

  The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Annual Conference is always an event to be remembered, and this year’s was no exception. The 2021 GPA Annual Conference ran from November 3–6, 2021, and straddled multiple time zones – both on the ground in Seattle, Washington, and online through a virtual platform. Sessions presented live in Seattle […]

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2021

Data Quality and Data-Driven Decision Making

Data Quality and Data-Driven Decision Making

How reliable are your data? The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) caused many federal agencies to focus on data-driven decision-making. The benefits do sound promising, but the risks can be significant. Not every piece of data is relevant. Not every data source is reliable. Opinions and biases can cloud analyses. The […]

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Posted by on Nov 1, 2021

FAAMA 2021: Top Guns in Aviation Come Together Again

FAAMA 2021: Top Guns in Aviation Come Together Again

The Management Concepts team was excited to greet everyone in person again at the Federal Aviation Administration Managers Association’s (FAAMA) 41st Annual Gathering of Eagles and “Managing the Skies” Expo, held October 24–28, 2021, in Henderson, Nevada. This was FAAMA’s first in-person convention since 2019 and featured a Top Gun theme that carried throughout the […]

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