October 12, 2011

TCG’s Brian Ibbison Featured in Federal Computer Week Rising Star Profile

Brian Ibbison, who is a technical and project lead with TCG, has been featured in a Rising Star Award profile in Federal Computer Week. Brian’s receipt of this award represents the third year in a row that a TCG team member has been recognized…
October 5, 2011

NGMA Announces Monthly Training Luncheon and Webcast Series Schedule

The National Grants Management Association (NGMA) has announced its monthly training series schedule for 2011–2012. The series will have 8 sessions running from October through June and registration is now open. Here is the full schedule: 10/19/11  Grants 101: Featuring Stephen…

Holding Meetings for Fun and Productivity!

How many times have you said (or, depending on your place in the pecking order, thought), “Let’s end this meeting so we can get to work!” You may be thinking about meetings wrong. Meetings aren’t a distraction from our jobs. For…
August 3, 2011

FDP Fall General Meeting Registration Now Open

The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), which is an association of federal agencies, academic research institutions, and research policy organizations that works to streamline the administration of federally sponsored research has announced that registration for the FDP Fall General Meeting, September…
August 2, 2011

OMB Seeks Comments

In the July 28, 2011 Federal Register, OMB requested comments on the renewal of the SF-425, Federal Financial Report. They are particularly interested in comments on how the SF-425 and SF-426A are an improvement over the data collections they replaced…
July 27, 2011

ACT-IAC releases results of grants management survey

ACT-IAC’s Collaboration & Transformation SIG recently released a white paper titled “Industry Survey of Challenges to Improve Federal Grants Management”. The group surveyed industry participants to identify opportunities for improvement of the Federal grants management process and associated systems. The conclusions are…
July 26, 2011

FDP Posts Draft Agenda for September Meeting

The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), which is an association of federal agencies, academic research institutions, and research policy organizations that works to streamline the administration of federally sponsored research, has posted a draft agenda for the FDP’s September 2011 meeting on…
July 24, 2011

A rose by any other name…

Over the last couple days I’ve read a few article linked on Hacker News about the “real name” problem on social web sites. I first heard other people talking about this a few years ago when Twitter was taking off.  A lot of ‘famous’…
July 18, 2011

NIH BCIG Announces Fall 2011 Program

The NIH Biomedical Computing Interest Group (BCIG) has announced its Fall 2011 Program. All sessions are free and open to the public. For more information visit the BCIG home page. Fall 2011 Program Sep  1:    BCIG Brainstorming Power Breakfast (unstructured…
July 6, 2011

AGA Call for Volunteers: Candidate Assessment Tool for Grants Managers

The Association of Government Accountants  (AGA) is launching a new project to help identify accomplished grants managers. AGA just issued a call for volunteers to develop a “Candidate Assessment Tool” for use by managers at all levels of government in screening candidates…