May 29, 2009

NGP Meeting — June 9th — be there!

The agenda for the NGP’s June 9th meeting has been announced. Register at , and join us at 1.30pm at the Department of Education at 550 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, or via webcast at https://www.tcg.com.acrobat.com/thengp. GAO Study of Grants.gov…

MAX Federal Community on FederalNewsRadio

FederalNewsRadio has a story and a couple of interviews about the MAX Federal Community this week. (Note: TCG supports this system on behalf of OMB.) The Community is powering a lot of inter-agency collaboration across government. FederalNewsRadio interviewed Sandi McCabe at the Department…
May 26, 2009

NGMA lunch to be rescheduled

If you were planning on attending the NGMA training luncheon tomorrow, featuring Dominic Sale of OMB talking about “The Use of Technology in Managing Grants: Guidance and Direction — Recovery.gov and GMLOB”, then you can stop right now because it’s…
May 14, 2009

NITRC discusses keys to success

Yesterday the NITRC program participated in a panel discussion among the top five 2009 Excellence.Gov Awards. Government Computer News wrote up a nice little story about it, here.…
May 4, 2009

Grants.gov report from GAO cites concerns

Last week the GAO released a report (GAO-09–590R) on the status of Grants.gov, in response to enquiries from Congressmen Voinovich, Towns, Lynch, and Davis. The report echoes many of the concerns expressed by OMB several weeks ago but GAO goes a few…

Federal grants management systems landscape

Last week I gave the presentation below at the Compusearch PRISM Educational Conference. On the panel with me were Katie Hermosilla (Booz Allen Hamilton) and Chae Shim and Tracy Mosson (Compusearch). Katie talked about the policy side of the grants management…
April 29, 2009

Grants.gov gets applause for recent build

Monday was the deadline for a large grant opportunity, and Grants.gov performed very well! Whatever measures the team has taken seems to have really helped. As one submitter from a university wrote on the Grants.gov system-to-system mailing list: “Like most folks, we…
April 28, 2009

GDIT gets Grants.gov sole source contract extension

Grants.gov has determined (through a very rigorous process) that only General Dynamics IT, their current contractor, can help them through this frantic period of activity and meet the goals of the Recovery Act, and has awarded them a contract extension, as this…
April 17, 2009

Interview with NITRC project manager on FederalNewsRadio

Following up from NITRC’s Excellence.Gov Award win earlier this week, FederalNewsRadio has posted an article and audio story, including an interview with Nina Preuss, TCG’s NITRC project manager. Nina is quite right: We didn’t expect NITRC to win this award…
April 15, 2009

Presentation of NITRC’s Excellence.gov Award

We took a little video of (some of) the NITRC team accepting their Excellence.gov Award yesterday. Included in the video are James Luo, Nina Preuss, David Kennedy, Christian Haselgrove, and Dan Turner. Shoddy camerawork is by me (for which I apologize!).…