November 30, 2005

Silly SaaS

In his weekly InfoWorld column this week, Ephraim Schwartz invokes yet another acronym — SaaS, or Software as a Service. He discusses how products modeled after Salesforce.com are moving beyond the salesforce to invade other parts of the enterprise. But this…
November 29, 2005

Johns Hopkins accelerates Grants.gov plans

MIT participated in Grants.gov’s applicant system-to-system interface pilot, developing out their Coeus system, which is used by a great many grantees for their grants management needs. Steve Dowdy, MIT’s lead developer for this effort, is a very well-spoken advocate and critic of…
November 28, 2005

How to manage federal+contractor workforces

GovExec reports that the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) has developed a draft report  titled “Managing Federal Missions with a Multisector Workforce”, which discusses how federal agency managers can handle a staff consisting of both government and industry personnel. As federal managers…
November 23, 2005

Maps on your Treo or Blackberry

I saw yesterday (yes, I’m behind the curve on this one!) that Google is beta-testing a version of Google Maps for mobile devices. I have a Treo 650 and, while it’s not one of the officially-supported devices, you can install it if you…
November 22, 2005

DOJ IG Lists Grant Management as Top Management Challenge

The Department of Justice’s Inspector General has included Grants Management on its list of Top Management Challenges in the Department of Justice. Several audits have found some grant administration difficulties in Justice’s handling of the $3.5 billion appropriated to Department…

DOD launches e‑health records system

The military yet again leads the way in innovative technology implementations: GovExec reports that DOD has launched AHLTA, its electronic health record system, and that it was built using mostly off-the-shelf products. Does anyone know what the architecture of this…
November 21, 2005

Lines of Business panel on 12/6/05

IAC just popped out an e‑mail advertising a panel session on December 6th at The Willard in DC with luminaries involved in the Lines of Business initiatives. Panelists are: Charles Havekost, Chief Information Officer, Health and Human Services, and ex-Grants.gov Program…

Grants.gov Find and Apply merger — now December 19

Just received an e‑mail about this from Grants.gov. Highlights below: Grants.gov is pleased to announce the new date for its Find and Apply merge will occur on December 19th. This marks another important accomplishment for Grants.gov initiative. On this date,…

NGMA Lunch, 11/17/2005

Following a fender bender on Dolly Madison Parkway last Thursday, I made it to the National Grants Management Association’s monthly lunch at Maggiano’s in Tenleytown. Tom Cooley, CFO of the National Science Foundation, was the speaker and he had a lot of interesting…

Grants.gov and Macs — update

Over at Partial Recall, Rob gives us an update on what NIH is doing regarding PureEdge’s inability to provide a Mac client to Grants.gov. The latest news is that the Mac client will be available in November 2006. Now, I could be wrong,…