January 27, 2006

Performance-based contracting not a panacea

GovExec has a nice article about an AFCEA event at which Ed Meagher, CTO at the VA, and others give a reality check about the limits of performance-based contracting and earned value management. I especially like this quote: “Earned value … is like being…
January 24, 2006

Recycling no-nos

This really has nothing to do with anything on this blog to date, but I recently received a calendar from the DC Department of Public Works that, among the more exciting pages, listed the kinds of items that could and could not…
January 23, 2006

Top 20 Excellence.Gov Award Winners announced

After much debate, the 20 Excellence.Gov Award winners were announced last week. The awards are run by the Industry Advisory Council’s Collaboration and Transformation SIG (formerly called the e‑Gov SIG). The 20 winners are listed below, and the top 5 will…

Grants.gov featured in The Post

Northrop Grumman’s contract as systems integrator for Grants.gov is featured in an article about the HHS system in today’s Washington Post. The growth in use of Grants.gov is mentioned, as is the 75%-of-all-grant-opportunities target for FY2006.…

DHS’s Vulnerability Discovery and Remediation Open Source Hardening Project

Also from GCN: The Homeland Security Department has procured a bug testing service for popular open-source programs, one that will submit applications such as Apache and MySQL to a level of scrutiny enjoyed by many commercial software providers. Open-source project leaders could…

DHS emphasizes cybersecurity in grant kit

From Government Computer News: The IT-related guidance is included in the fiscal 2006 grant application kit for the distribution of $3.9 billion in federal homeland security grants to states and localities this year, published by the preparedness directorate. So it…
January 19, 2006

Grants.gov meets 25% ‘find’ target

Grants.gov met its target to publish 25% of all Federal grant opportunities through the Grants.gov portal in FY2005, reports GCN. That’s quite an achievement. The target for next year is 75%. Yikes! Technorati : e‑gov, grants, grants management, grants.gov Del.icio.us :…
January 14, 2006

Anonym.os Will Change Your Life

Well, it may not actually change your life, but if you’re in the security field it’s going to make life more difficult. I’m at the second annual Shmoocon, a “hacker” conference mostly devoted to white-hat efforts and general good-gut-type things.…
January 13, 2006

NIH BCIG Book Club

The NIH Biomedical Computing Interest Group (BCIG) has organized a book club which is holding its first event on January 26 at 5.30pm at the NIH Clinical Center (Building 10), Medical Board Room (Room 2C116). The first event will be a discussion…

MySQL now on GSA Schedule

[Via Slashdot] Government buyers can now get MySQL on a GSA Schedule. Is this the first time this has happened, though? A quick look at the GSA Advantage site yields at least one or two results for MySQL database license vendors. Besides…