A Conversation on Strategic Sourcing 101

Integrity Fellow Tom Kuhn

You’ve heard of strategic sourcing.  You’re being advised to use it.  But when does it work best and what’s the key to getting started?  Integrity Fellow Tom Kuhn sits down with Chris Dorobek of the Dorobek Insider program for a wide-ranging discussion about how to make strategic sourcing work in federal agencies. Read the transcript, […]

OMB 300/53 Business Case: The Path to Green Scores, Part II

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In my first post about the OMB 300/53, I laid out the operational basics, the scoring, and important stakes behind managing the business case process.  It’s not easy to achieve an all green scorecard at the end of this process.  But, it is do-able, if you anticipate the challenges and have proactive strategies. Having supported […]

Business Case Primer: How OMB 300/53 Can Lead to All-Green Scores

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Each year Program Managers are tasked with proving that investments align with agency mission and support business needs with low risk during the investment lifecycle. The OMB Budget Exhibit 300/53 is a business case that justifies the strategic and economic value of any investment, say for example, in major IT infrastructure. The business case helps organizations […]

A Simple Philosophy: Growth Solves All Problems

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America has faced a tough economic climate the past few years and the fallout is extensive. Think about the number of people who wake up in the morning and want to go to work but can’t find a job. It not only affects their ability to provide basic needs for their families, it lowers their […]

Don’t Let Incremental Funding Drag Your Program over the Fiscal Cliff

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During this period of fiscal uncertainty, characterized by continuing resolutions and the approaching “Fiscal Cliff,” many may turn to incremental funding as a means to manage scarce and unpredictable resources.  Incremental contract funding is a useful financial tool because it forces the government to closely monitor costs.  However, if not deliberately planned and carefully managed, […]