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Blog Post | By Jon Levin | December 19, 2011 | Comments (4)
Our friends at GovWin attended a Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce event focused on the FY 2012 contracting outlook for small, women-owned and minority-owned contractors. We turned their great reporting into the 'five keys to small business government contracting in 2012.'
Blog Post | By Dana Wright | December 18, 2011 | Comments (0)
David Wyld, professor of management at Southeastern Louisiana University, has done extensive research into the benefits of reverse auctions. The report titled, “Reverse Auctioning: Saving Money and Increasing Transparency,” projects that if reverse auctions were used in appropriate spending categories for commodities and some services, they could save the federal government $8.9 billion annually.
Blog Post | By Jon Levin | December 06, 2011 | Comments (1)
On Nov 21, when the Congressional supercommittee announced that it had failed to agree on significant deficit reduction measures, automatic across-the-board budget cuts of at least $1.2 trillion were triggered. The cuts, which are mandated by the bill that created the Congressional supercommittee, just be split evenly between defense and discretionary spending and are set to begin in 2013. The cuts would be in addition to cost saving measures that DoD has been trying to employ since March 2011. Already, the bill that created the Congressional supercommittee mandates that DoD will cut $450 billion over 10 years. These cuts are certain to reduce the dealmaking between contractors as valuations sink and financing for deals remains tight.
Blog Post | By Dana Wright | December 05, 2011 | Comments (0)
Nextgov just did a cool thing where they sampled 100 updates from 10 government orgs to find out what feds are talking about on Twitter. They ran frequency analysis, discounting words like in, out, at, that, this, etc. and generated a list of the 40 most-used words in each org's twitter feed.