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Government Going “Old School”

Biz-Plan

Back to basics has been a little mantra of mine recently.  I have noticed more and more variations on a theme that really have seemed to complicate what would otherwise be straight-forward business concerns.  Over-complicated solutions to Business 101 concepts tends … Continue reading

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LPTA Not Necessarily Best Value

Think of your local discount outlet store or major retail chain that offers “lowest price” merchandise. There are certain things that you probably purchase there that make a lot of sense. I can think of a few that get on … Continue reading

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The Sequester Train Has a Schedule to Keep

Buried in a stack of electronic links on the OMB webpage is a report issued on 9/14/2012 (7 days after the administration’s due date) concerning the sequestration “crisis/issue/thing” looming for 2013. Over a mere 158 pages, OMB attempts to provide … Continue reading

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Sequester in Brief

I was asked to prepare some information for budgeting for next year and realized that I hadn’t spent nearly enough time getting to know sequestration.  I basically knew that they keep jurors from talking to the public and viewing media … Continue reading

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Another Take on Sequestration

I know I ranted about sequestration, but I guess it finally hit home for me when one of my students asked what I thought about it. I am in the DC metro area and I teach in the DC metro … Continue reading

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DoD freezes conferences, associated travel (Article)

DoD freezes conferences, associated travel | Federal Times | federaltimes.com. In the wake of the GSA conference “questions,” the DOD has decided that no one gets to have fun until the agendas are reviewed.  This reaction highlights the pressures placed … Continue reading

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Use It or Lose It Budgeting

I ran across an article that mentioned the Department of Homeland Security “expects to obligate more than half of its annual contracting budget in the remaining four and a half months of the current fiscal year.” I have read, seen, … Continue reading

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