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Is it just me or is there more news promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in government? We recently heard from the Pentagon about a plan to innovate from non-traditional sources using a self-funded R&D arm. Local governments are pursuing opportunities to embed serial successful entrepreneurs into agencies to be disruptive and unlock value. (more…)

It has been over four years since GSA announced that it was the first federal agency to successfully migrate its employees to a cloud-based email service using Google Apps for Government. One promised benefit to cloud computing, aside from the obvious cost savings, is Improved Productivity. (more…)

In order set accurate fees, government agencies need to identify their costs of providing products and services. However, that’s often easier said than done.


As a career consultant, I’ve had the opportunity to look under the hood and see the inner workings of many different types of organizations—from the largest publicly traded corporations to the one-person startup. Recently, I have been diagnosing and solving problems for project managers, CFOs and, most often, CIOs at U.S. government agencies. Of course, every organization, every agency, and every problem is slightly different with its own nuances, but most of the challenges fall into these five areas: (more…)

Activity-based costing and management can be used to identify efficiencies and maximize cost effectiveness for a wide range of IT projects.


Each fiscal year end, federal agencies scramble to spend end-of-year money. This effort is complicated by problems in their project and portfolio management. A current case study will be used to highlight the root causes of these problems and some process improvement strategies. (more…)

While discussing CIOs and the Federal Shutdown, they “especially liked management consultant Eric Thomas’ piece, What CIOs Can Learn From The U.S. Government Shutdown.”  (more…)

There are plenty of business continuity and disaster recovery-related lessons to be learned from the government shutdown. Here are seven key takeaways.


Vergys is proud to participate in a walk to raise funds and awareness for human trafficking. The purpose of UNBOUND is to unify the anti-slavery movement by providing a platform for organizations to raise awareness and funds, engage with community members, collaborate and explore new innovations.  (more…)

Implementing a chargeback and showback solution, in combination with a detailed cost allocation model, can be the key to understanding the value of IT services.