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#FedGovHack 13 – Buy with Power

The future of federal procurement for laptops and desktop computers will be for federal agencies to act as one. According to the Office of Management and Budget, federal agencies spent about $1.1 billion on laptop and desktop computers during the 12 months ending September 30, 2014.  (more…)

#FedGovHack 12 – Do More With Your Org Chart

Organization charts have not changed appreciably since their origins at the onset of the 19th century -boxes connected via straight lines or dotted lines to other boxes. (more…)

#FedGovHack 11 – Fix IT One Agency Problem at a Time

Everyone agrees that the $80 billion dollars spent annually on federal IT systems could be better managed. Not surprisingly the problems are multidimensional and span many functional areas. (more…)

#FedGovHack 10 – Be smarter about budget planning

Anyone that has developed budgets knows that it is an inexact science and budgeting for federal agencies is particularly inexact. Federal budget planners have to consider that funding will come from multiple sources at different times during the fiscal year. (more…)

#FedGovHack 9 – Remove Acquisition Dupes

It is not novel to suggest that the federal IT acquisition process needs improvement. For one, the issue is well documented and seems to be receiving ever more attention. And many institutions are already pursuing large scale, creative solutions to the problem. (more…)