Former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal talks about the real costs behind shutting down an agency.
A good reputation might be a government contractor's most valuable asset. That makes maintaining integrity one of the most important activities. So says Tim Sullivan, a partner at the law firm Thompson Coburn, and author of the blog, "A Government Contractor's 10 Commandments." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he tackled the eighth commandment: Thou shall maintain thy integrity. It might seem like common sense, but it's impossible to overstate its importance.
Federal News Radio's Tom Temin asks if 'dogfooding' can help federal IT.
Personal integrity should never be confused with the federal government's insistence that its contractors have codes of conduct. Integrity starts with you, says procurement expert Tim Sullivan.
Agencies are doing themselves a disservice by looking mainly for the lowest bid, says Moe Jafari, the president and CEO of HumanTouch, in a new commentary.
Is it fair to make teleworking federal employees work during a snow day when the rest of the government is closed? Jeff Neal, former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department, thinks so.
Running into problems with a contract? Choosing diplomacy over hostility is the smart move, says acquisition expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.
Dealings between contractors and the government can get difficult and contentious. Yet it's important to keep discussions from getting overly nasty or personal. It may be tempting at times, but it will cost you in the long run. That's according to Tim Sullivan, a partner at the law firm Thompson Coburn and author of the blog, "A Government Contractor's 10 Commandments." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he tackled the seventh commandment: Thou shall avoid hostilities. Even though there are processes for protests, disputes and appeals, a contractor should exercise caution and restraint when pursuing these avenues.
With an increasing number of organizations looking to modernize their computing environments, expand their focus on secure and compliant hosting, and meet the growing demands of an increasingly mobile workforce, 2015 is poised to be transformative for government agencies.
Funding for the Department of Homeland Security will run out February 28 unless Congress acts fast. Just how bad would a shutdown be for DHS? Former Homeland Security HR exec Jeff Neal offers his inside take.
Be very wary of involving a member of Congress in your contracting affairs with an agency, says acquisition expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.
One of the worst mistakes a company can make in performing a government contract is to treat its customer exactly the same way it treats its commercial customers. Because the government is a very different animal. Tim Sullivan is a partner at the law firm Thompson Coburn, and author of the blog, "A Government Contractor's 10 Commandments." This week he explores the fifth commandment: You shall document your actions. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he explained why that concept is more urgent in federal space than the commercial one.
When it comes to government contracting, if it's not in writing, it doesn't exist, says acquisition expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.
Federal Drive host Tom Temin reports that agencies and companies at a recent technology conference are betting on innovation.