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Aug
23
2017

Who's Your Trusted Sidekick? Choosing a Superhero Federal Contracting Partner

By LaShawn Douglas

Looking for a kickass teaming partner? We don’t toot our horn often, but when it comes to security process improvement, our federal and private clients know we’re in a class of our own.

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Aug
02
2017

Spoiler Alert - Here's Why You Need a HUBZone Partner

By Dan Jodarski

 

In the movies, it's pretty clear that Bruce Wayne is Batman. However, all aha moments are not so obvious---understanding the advantages of partnering with a HUBZone firm may not be so clear. You’ve heard of HUBZone, but you are not sure why and how it can benefit your business. For prime contractors, there are some important benefits to partnering with a HUBZone firm. Let’s talk about three advantages. Consider this your spoiler alert! 

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Feb
15
2017

This One Change Will Take Your Government Contractor Support (and Results) to the Next Level

By Diem Vo

As a federal executive, how do you figure out if you're getting what you paid for from your contractors? Before you slide into a catatonic state full of hazy memories of undergraduate micro-economics stay with me here for a second.

In our personal lives, we strive to maximize value…some people like my grandmother make haggling a blood-sport…but I digress. In enterprise speak, this same concept can be framed as measures of effectiveness or monitoring and evaluation (MOE/M&E). All too often, efforts to measure programs for oversight are ex post facto. You know, that 3 A.M. data call that incurs serious staff overtime and you weren’t even elected!

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Feb
08
2017

How We Created a Security Clearance Processing Center of Excellence

By Greg Cullison

The security clearance process can be daunting to behold. It involves positions of sensitivity and must be treated with due care. Historically, the clearance process at the Army was lengthy and error prone, consuming hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity every year and degrading readiness levels. Then Big Sky showed up on the scene...

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Oct
05
2016

Successful Project Management = Successful Expectation Management

By April Resnick

When working with a new client, targets and end goals can often be less precise than we’d like. Sure, there are concrete measures involved such as budgets, deadlines, and various other requirements; but there are also more amorphous, intangible concepts floating around that shape client expectations. At the end of the day, project performance will be evaluated on whether or not the end result matches up with what the client was expecting.

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