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Feb

GCN: Notwithstanding endeavors to eschew obfuscation, website readability drops

GCN: Notwithstanding endeavors to eschew obfuscation, website readability drops From GCN. By Amanda Ziadeh Published: February 09, 2016 More than five years after President Barack Obama signed the Plain Writing Act, the readability of federal agency websites has gotten worse. The complex, “government-ese” language not only obscures communications, but it also costs agencies money as …

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Jun

VisibleThread 5 at 5 Industry Update

VisibleThread 5 at 5 Industry Update With busy season upon us we pulled together the latest industry news for you . There is a lot of activity and talk around the Top 100 so we included the latest updates here. We hope this keeps you updated and informed on the latest industry trends. Top 100: …

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Jun

Free Compliance Matrix for ITES-3S

Free Compliance Matrix for ITES-3S The Army Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS)Industry Day for ITES-3S and ADMC-3 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10th at Fort Belvoir. As background to this, the ITES Services 2 contract expires this year (2015) and ITES-3 is the replacement. ITES-3 Services are estimated to be worth $11 to …

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May

No Proposal Consultants Welcome – Census Bureau follows VA with ban on Consultants

As you may remember we reported previously that the Department of Veteran Affairs banned proposal consultants from assisting offerors on RFP VA118-15-R0558. Unfortunately, we have more bad news. A second federal agency has followed suit. On May 18th, 2015 the US Census Bureau issued an RFP that restricts technical consultants participation. The draft RFP in …

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May

APMP’s Bid & Proposal Con 2015 – Our pick of the best

APMP’s Bid & Proposal Con 2015 – Our pick of the best It’s that time of the year again! APMP 2015 is just around the corner. Well, May 26th to 29th to be precise. We at VisibleThread are really looking forward to it. It’s a phenomenal opportunity to talk to fellow industry professionals, to discover …

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Apr

4 Great Proposal Management Posts By The Pros

We are lucky to have so many Proposal Management thought leaders publishing excellent content on how to win more. Often though, it can be difficult to separate the wood from the trees and find the best content nuggets. To help, I’ve delved into the archives and identified 4 great blog posts from proposal management industry …

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Apr

How to Use VisibleThread Web to Rebrand & Find Outdated Terms

How to Use VisibleThread Web to Rebrand & Find Outdated Terms Are you rebranding? Or just want to find some outdated text? Well fear not. Your time trawling through Google for outdated text on your site is over. VisibleThread Web can easily do this for you. How? You can find terms using VisibleThread Web’s custom …

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Apr

VA Changes Rules for RFPs – What can you do about it?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released an RFP that has sent a shockwave through the proposal management community. The RFP is this: VA118-15-R0558 for information technology services. In the RFP, the VA states,“ Notably, the RFP expressly prohibits offerors from using cconsultants to assist them in preparing their sample task responses. Id. at 119. …

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Apr

3 Ways to Improve Your Compliance Matrix Process

3 Ways to Improve Your Compliance Matrix Process We have been helping proposal teams become more productive for the last 5 years. We work extensively with proposal managers, proposal coordinators and capture managers. During that 5 year period, we learned a lot about how people work with Compliance Matrices. And how best to most effectively …

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Mar

VisibleThread Web 2.0 – Product Launch for ADOBE Experience Manager

VisibleThread Web 2.0 – Product Launch for ADOBE Experience Manager March 9, 2015   Product Launch VisibleThread Web 2.0 – the on demand readability & content analysis plug-in for ADOBE EXPERIENCE MANAGER has arrived in Baltimore, Maryland. VisibleThread today announced the launch of VisibleThread Web 2.0, the content optimization plug-in for Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe’s …

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