January 12, 2010

NGP 2/2/10 draft agenda released

The draft agenda for the February 2 NGP webcast and meeting is now available. You can register to attend in person by e‑mailing TheNGP@AOL.com, or attend the (free) webcast by going to https://www.tcg.com.acrobat.com/thengp at 1.30pm on February 2. 1:30 pm ‑1:40…
January 11, 2010

Learn about the MAX Federal Community

The MAX Federal Community now has almost 27,000 users. This is an incredible achievement, enabling staff across the Federal government to collaborate using some really great technology. FCW is hosting an “eSeminar” all about it, with the Community’s master gardener,…
December 11, 2009

OMB wants your ideas on how to improve federal programs!

Via the ever-vigilant Cornelia Chebinou of the NGP and NASACT: The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has established Partner4Solutions.gov to gather solutions and best practices to improve service delivery, payment accuracy, administrative efficiency, and reduce access barriers in federally…

And back to Grants.gov we go!

Jason Miller at FederalNewsRadio reports this morning that the agencies who moved away from Grants.gov to service Recovery Act grants must start using it again by March 31. The instruction was included in budget passback language provided to agencies earlier…
December 2, 2009

GPC webcast set for 12/10/09 at 2pm EST

As we reported earlier, the Grants Policy Committee webcast is set for December 10th at 2pm. Here’s the latest agenda: Introduction American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Reporting Overview, Lessons Learned, and Question and Answer (Q & A) Government Accountability Office…
November 9, 2009

Upcoming FDP meetings

While we’re on a scheduling kick, here are the dates for the next FDP meetings, too: January 25–26, 2010, Washington, DC May 13–14, 2010, Washington, DC August 30–31, 2010, Washington, DC These are also on the Grants Management Events Calendar, and…

Upcoming NGMA meetings

The NGMA has scheduled several training luncheons over the next few months, all at the ever-delicious and yummifying Maggiano’s in Washington, DC. All of them will be available as tape-delay webcasts, too. Here are the dates and details: November 18,…
November 3, 2009

Inside FederalReporting.gov and the Recover Board

GovExec has a very interesting article covering the background, players, and trials in establishing FederalReporting.gov. It includes details on the reuse of EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX) system to meet the requirements of the Recovery Act, and how the contractors (CGI…
November 1, 2009

Performance management reform around the corner

The Bush administration implemented the PART program, to the consternation of many, and then no-one really paid much attention to the data when it came to developing the government’s budget. Often used as a stick rather than a carrot, PART made headway…
October 28, 2009

Transparency creates new IT challenges

As the government pushes for more transparency in operations and data delivery, IT departments must be prepared to take on significant challenges, says Dave McClure, GSA’s associate administrator for the Office of Citizen Services and Communications. Those challenges are summarized…