I am an optimist. I am also lucky enough to be on the leading edge of integrating technology with processes – specifically government contracting processes. I have the resources around me to be able to dream up helpful ideas and potentially make them a reality. Then I come to this blog and look for something interesting to write about in the government and my optimism sinks.
Have you taken a look at the headlines lately?!
“…budget cuts…” “…elusive…” “…crack down…” “…may cripple industry…”
Needless to say, the headlines don’t paint a good picture – and that isn’t even mentioning the death of world leaders, occupying of Wall Street, and tabloid news items. So, what can we do about it as government contract professionals?
I have mentioned many times that it really takes an effort to cut down spending – the accountant in me keeps track of every penny. At the same time, it is easy to think of what may need to be done – harder to actually do it.
That being said, I invite you – the reader and potential front-line contract administrator – to let me know what your pain is? What could I do to make your life better? Is there something – a task, a report, a process – that could be done easier or better with a little help? I may be able to solve it.
NOTE: My boss reads this sometimes too, so I will be held accountable to follow-up on the ideas.