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Dec

Why Poorly Executed RFPs Create a Severe Financial Burden for Agencies

Why Poorly Executed RFPs Create a Severe Financial Burden for Agencies   Our CEO, Fergal McGovern wrote about ‘Why Poorly Executed RFPs Create a Severe Financial Burden for Agencies’. His article appeared in the December edition of the NCMA (National Contract Management Association) magazine. Government contract procurement documents generally reflect a poor quality of writing, …

28
Oct

VC Blogs Are Burying Their Own Message – causing ‘cognitive churn’

VC Blogs Are Burying Their Own Message – causing ‘cognitive churn’   Aspiring entrepreneurs often turn to the blogs of VCs (Venture Capitalists) as a way to quickly learn about start-ups. They share critical insights into what it takes to successfully run a business. These often include key SAAS (Software as a Service) metrics like; …





20
Sep

Why MS Word Compare does not work for Contracts Teams

Why MS Word Compare does not work for Contracts Teams We work with a lot of contracts teams. When a new contract revision lands, job one is to identify any material changes between the last version and this one. Contract managers use MS Word and Adobe Pro Compare for this job. But they’re not working. Depending …





2
Aug

UK GOV Style Guide – No more eg, and ie – How to quantify the impact of these changes

UK GOV Style Guide – No more eg, and ie – How to quantify the impact of these changes Recently, the UK’s Government Digital Service updated its UK GOV style guide. In an effort to make content more accessible, they now discourage the use of Latin abbreviations. Examples like ‘ie’ and ‘eg’. We’ve seen similar …

11
Apr

How to extract FAR clauses from RFPs in under 3 minutes

How to extract FAR clauses from RFPs in under 3 minutes   If you’re a proposal manager, contracts manager or program manager working US federal programs, you’ll know the importance of the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFAR (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations).

3
Mar

The Content Tax: Understanding the Real Content Cost Shared by Government and Private Industry

The Content Tax: Understanding the Real Content Cost Shared by Government and Private Industry If you’ve spent any time with your legal team, you know that content carries liability. A certain degree of risk is present every time we communicate. How much risk may vary by industry, the nature of the communication and to whom …

9
Feb

Independent Report Finds U.S. Federal Agencies Failing Plain Language Act Objectives

Independent Report Finds U.S. Federal Agencies Failing Plain Language Act Objectives VisibleThread 2016 U.S. Government Index Finds Increasing Complexity and Declining Readability in Comparative Analysis of Federal Agency Website Content   Baltimore – Feb. 9, 2016 – VisibleThread released findings from its 2016 U.S. Government Index Report, a comparative study of the quality of content …

7
Jan

How to lose a $100m bid – in 3 simple steps

How to lose a $100m bid – in 3 simple steps Lack of acronym definitions, unreadable language and poor consistency will kill your pursuit. In early November 2015, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied a protest lodged by Federal Acquisition Services Alliant Joint Venture (FASA). It was connected with task order ID05140054; information technology …

29
Oct

VisibleThread Users Conference 2015 – Recordings & Slide Decks

VisibleThread Users Conference 2015 – Recordings & Slide Decks   We had a really great users’ conference this year in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Bigger and better than last year with more varied use cases. Here are the recordings and slide decks from the main sessions. Session 1: Conference Keynote – Trends in the Federal Contracting …

10
Jul

The VisibleThread 2015 User Conference

Join us for the 2015 VisibleThread Users Conference on Wed 21st October in Tysons Corner, Va. Hear how customers like Noridian Healthcare,General Dynamics  and Milestone Systems use VisibleThread to win more. After a very well received keynote at last year’s conference, Kevin Plexico, VP, Information Systems at Deltek is back again this year. Kevin oversees Delteks Federal Information …

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