The Reporter’s Notebook turns 5-years old this month. With more than 9,800 dedicated subscribers and thousands of other readers, I want to use this first notebook of 2018 to thank everyone for their support and words of encouragement over the years.
The Reporter’s Notebook started five years ago as a way to flush out and highlight news and information that was “getting lost in the shuffle,” or in my case buried in my 8×11 pads of paper— now in my laptop.
It has since morphed, first and foremost into much-needed analysis of federal IT and acquisition news. It’s also the place to go to find the “people on the move” in the federal community. One thing I’ve come to understand in almost 20 years of covering this community, people like people news. And finally, it has developed into an outlet to address some of the biggest and ongoing frustrations and challenges in the federal market — have I mentioned by soapbox of the lack of transparency in the General Services Administration’s schedule and other multiple award contract programs lately?
As I’ve said from the beginning, this is not a column nor commentary — it’s news tidbits, strongly sourced buzz and other items of interest that have happened or are happening in the federal IT and acquisition communities.
As always, I encourage you to submit ideas, suggestions, and, of course, news to me at email@example.com.
Here are the top Reporter’s Notebook stories for 2017:
So there’s your top 10 Reporter’s Notebook stories for 2017. Over the next 12 months, we will continue to analyze and help you better understand the trials and tribulations of the federal IT and acquisition communities. Stay tuned, it will be a fun ride.