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Government Matters: What makes a good (or bad) RFP?

Government Matters: What makes a good (or bad) RFP? From Government Matters with George Jackson Published: July 29, 2016 Original Post: https://govmatters.tv/what-makes-a-good-or-bad-rfp/   On Government Matters, VisibleThread CEO Fergal McGovern discussed the impact of poorly written documents on the federal procurement process. Original Post: https://govmatters.tv/what-makes-a-good-or-bad-rfp/ ​

Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech As Seen By The Algorithms

Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech As Seen By The Algorithms From The Huffington Post with Robin Raskin Published: August 01, 2016 Original Post: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-raskin/hillary-clintons-acceptan_1_b_11265336.html Last week, we ran a software analysis on clarity of speech and word usage for Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. Now, it’s Hillary’s turn. VisibleThread, a firm that …

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Trump’s Acceptance Speech As Seen By The Algorithms

Trump’s Acceptance Speech As Seen By The Algorithms From The Huffington Post with Robin Raskin Published: July 22, 2016  Original Post: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-raskin/trumps-acceptance-speech-_b_11144842.html The tech-savvy (except Peter Theil) have shown no love for the newly announced Republican candidate throughout the nominating process. I figured it was time to look at Trump’s speech in the tech world’s …

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VisibleThread Web: Improving your online content

VisibleThread Web: Improving your online content From Network World with Mark Gibbs Published: June 06, 2015 Good content means better user engagement but without tools to help you, polishing the text on a large site for maximum impact can be a nightmare One of the problems with producing online content is polishing it to meet …

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Governments in Australia and New Zealand fail to meet plain English website guidelines

Governments in Australia and New Zealand fail to meet plain English website guidelines VisibleThread identifies that 4 out of 5 of Australian Government websites analyzed do not meet recommended readability standards. New Zealand fares better but still has a way to go to achieve its readability goals. Cambridge UK, Monday 13th June 2016. VisibleThread, a global …

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“College degree needed” to read many state websites

“College degree needed” to read many state websites From Independent with Sarah McCabe Published: May 15, 2016 Environment department’s website came last in study of readability A review of government websites has claimed a college education is required to understand more than half of them. Government websites which provide instructions on social assistance and programmes …

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Study Finds Few Stars Among Texas Government Websites

Study Finds Few Stars Among Texas Government Websites Complex and Poorly Written Copy Reported by VisibleThread Website Clarity Index AUSTIN, Texas, May 5, 2016 — VisibleThread issued a report today on the clarity of Texas government websites. Findings suggest that Texas agency communication is unnecessarily complex and hard to read. The report analyzes factors that separate …

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UK Government websites fail to meet plain English guidelines

UK Government websites fail to meet plain English guidelines VisibleThread identifies that 92% of Central Government and 66% of Local Governments sites analyzed do not meet recommended readability standards Cambridge UK, Wednesday 27th April 2016. VisibleThread, a global leader in content quality management, has released its latest readability reports. This analysis was undertaken on 26 …

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Fed News Radio: Federal procurement documents are incomprehensible

Fed News Radio: Federal procurement documents are incomprehensible From Federal News Radio with Tom Temin Published: April 22, 2016 Our CEO, Fergal McGovern was recently interviewed for Fed News Radio’s Federal Drive with Tom Temin . Tom and Fergal discussed the results from VisibleThread’s latest report on US Government procurement language which found that federal …

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US Gov Procurement 2016

Study Declares U.S. Federal Procurement Documents Incomprehensible

Study Declares U.S. Federal Procurement Documents Incomprehensible VisibleThread 2016 U.S. Government Procurement Clarity Index Suggests Poor Readability of Solicitation Documents are Driving Costs Higher for Federal Agencies Baltimore – March 16, 2016 – VisibleThread released a report today on the clarity of government procurement documents. The study finds that federal agency proposal solicitation documents have …

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