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Privia and VisibleThread Form Strategic Partnership

HERNDON, Va., Feb 04, 2013

Privia, the industry leader in capture, bid, and proposal management software and services, today announced a strategic partnership with VisibleThread, whose language audit software provides critical document content analysis to bid and proposal managers and government agencies.

Under the partnership, Privia will recommend VisibleThread to customers as a means of analyzing responses for clarity, creating first pass compliance matrices from both PDF or MS Word docs, and… (more)

Deltek and VisibleThread Form Strategic Partnership to Accelerate and Improve Proposal Development

From Business Wire

VisibleThread to accelerate creation of Compliance Matrix documents from government solicitations in Deltek’s GovWin IQ solution, cutting hours of work for proposal and capture managers

HERNDON, Va., May 09, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Deltek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PROJ), the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, today announced a strategic partnership with VisibleThread, a provider of document content analysis software for government… (more)

Aol Gov: Federal Websites Ranked For Plain Language and Transparency

From Aol Government. By Deanna Glick Published: November 30, 2011

Though federal agencies are often criticized for convoluted verbiage and processes, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have defeated that stereotype with top rankings for the clarity of their web site content.

VisibleThread, a developer of document content analysis solutions and clear reports has released a ranking of 30 U.S. federal agency web sites for clarity… (more)

Agencies’ websites ranked for readability, clear language

From Federal Computer Week, Nov 25, 2011. By Alice Lipowicz

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website scored highest in readability, transparency and clarity, while the Federal Railroad Administration’s website scored lowest, according to a new index created by Visible Thread, a provider of content analysis solutions.

The first-ever Visible Thread index ranked 30 federal agencies based on an analysis of their websites’ compliance with plain language and transparency requirements in the Plain… (more)

Fed News Radio: Which agency has the most read-able website?

From Federal News Radio, November 14, 2011

Interview with Fergal McGovern, CEO VisibleThread on The Federal Drive.

Which agency has the most read-able website?

Agency websites can sometimes be overly complex with technical language, which can make it difficult for a visitor to comprehend the information the agency is trying to convey. To address this problem, the VisibleThread Website Index recently used four criteria to measure complexity and readability of government websites.

Fergal McGovern,… (more)

Fed Tech BISNOW: Say What?

From FED TECH BISNOW, November 9, 2011

VisibleThread CEO Fergal McGovern is trying to clean up government language. We’re not talkin’ 4-letter words (or else the FCC would have nothing to write on its site.) Fergal says there’s plenty of passive language and wordy sentences. His software firm analyzes document content and recently studied 100 pages belonging to 30 government sites for clarity and transparency. The top three best written websites are Bureau of Labor… (more)

VisibleThread Ranks Federal Websites for Plain Language and Transparency – Bureau of Labor Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Score Best

US Gov Index, Q4, 2011

Download the full report. See how US Gov sites rank for Plain Writing.

Report and Index Highlight Significant Gaps between Best and Worst U.S. Government Websites and their Compliance with the Plain Writing Act

Baltimore, MD – November 8, 2011— VisibleThread, a developer of document content analysis solutions and clear reports, today announced the availability of its first VisibleThread Website Index, U.S. Government – Q4, 2011. This ranks… (more)

VisibleThread CEO to Discuss “Bad Language” at National Capital Area APMP Conference

October 11, 2011 Session to Provide Government and Commercial Attendees real world Insights into Proposal Language that Weakens Credibility and Damages Response

 

Baltimore, MD—September 27, 2011— VisibleThread, the NO BAD LANGUAGE company, today announced that company founder and CEO Fergal McGovern will speak at the upcoming National Capital Area (NCA) Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Conference & Expo taking place on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 7:30 AM - 6:00… (more)

Bloomberg: Vendors Use Software for Edge in $532 Billion U.S. Contract Market

2011-08-15 04:00:01.2 GMT

By Leah Nylen, Bloomberg Government

August 15 (Bloomberg) — After a year and a half’s work, Eric Gregory’s team at CACI International Inc. was getting close to submitting their proposal for a federal government contract when he realized a key document was missing.

Within five minutes, Gregory found it had been misplaced in another folder, using custom software that can sift quickly through documents and a proposal that had dozens of… (more)

VisibleThread Survey Highlights Opportunities for Winning Government and Commercial Contracts

Automation Conspicuously Absent Despite 89 Percent of Survey Respondents who say it would Help Improve Contract Win Rates

You can download the raw survey results here

Baltimore, MD – August 9, 2011— VisibleThread, the leading developer of document content analysis software, today announced the findings of its survey of proposal management professionals, conducted at the 23rd Annual APMP International Conference in June 2011. Of the 102 respondents, 83 percent stated they participate in the… (more)