"I'd give my left arm for someone innovating in acquisition," said one government executive. But take one look at this year's list and it's clear that innovators in acquisition are not a myth. They practically dominated this year's list of honorees.
Direct mail is a stale marketing medium reserved for teeth whitening services and carpet cleaning companies, right? Not so, says Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.
For many citizens, USA.gov is their first stop when looking for information on the federal government. But now, an administration that prides itself on openness has effectively shut down a channel for citizens to make their voices heard on a central goverment portal.
It appears that the most recent allegations of mismanagement and negligence, and the threat of withheld bonuses have VA in the crosshairs as it's never been before.
But, that's not the case. Not even a little bit.
An effort by the House Small Business Committee to transfer verification of small business veteran businesses to the Small Business Administration is laudable – but could go further. At issue is the fact that the Veterans Affairs Department alone of all federal agencies requires independent verification of veteran-owned small business status before being willing to enter into a set-aside contract with such a business.