Talent management. It’s one of the biggest opportunities for growth and profitability that companies most often overlook. Hiring based on experience seems safe. Hiring based on talent seems like magic. How do you know? Not knowing is probably costing you.
If Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, gets his way. small government contractors are about to see much rosier days ahead. That’s thanks to the Congressman’s amendment to the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
One of the best things about being a federal contractor is that the system is automatic. Just look online for the next contracting opportunity, submit your bid and – Voila! – your next payday is on the way … Wrong!
Know what kind of leader is valuable? Someone who’s innovative. Know what kind of leader is way more valuable? Someone who can create a culture that consistently ignites the creative, collective genius of a talented group of men and women.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is, once again, going to Congress and asking for clearer authority so the agency can better protect federal networks. It’s a goal that the Obama administration has been trying to achieve since May 2011.
The Defense Contract Audit Agency’s (DCAA) annual report for FY 2013 was recently released. Among the agency’s accomplishments, DCAA noted that it increased the amount of recoveries to $4.4 billion, which represents a 4.8 percent increase over the previous year.
Subcontracting means never sweating the small stuff: “One of the best things about being a sub is never worrying about the contract. I mean, my prime will tell me what I need to put in the contract, right?” … Seriously?
Facing dwindling federal budgets and shrinking competition rates, more and more contractors are thinking about diversification as a way to keep the doors open. The next logical question would then be … When should you act on a “great opportunity?”
Last week, GAO issued a report extolling the need to take steps in the acquisition process to increase competition. From FY 2008 through FY 2012, DoD’s competition rate dropped from 63 percent to 57 percent. How much should contractors care?
Nicholas Knight was a system administrator working on the USS Harry Truman. Officially, his job was to monitor the nuclear reactor aboard the carrier. Unofficially, he used his time to allegedly hack into the Los Alamos National Laboratory and AT&T.