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Will the empire strike back? OTA and the future of acquisition

A few months ago, I wrote in this space about the startling growth in the use of Other Transactions Authority, or OTA, across the U.S. Defense …

8 UX Advice For Beginners UX Designers (From My Experience)

<i>“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” ― Albert Einstein</i><p>I read a lot about UX before getting my first UX Designer job, I was …

4 Things to Know About Acquisition Management Platforms

We all know that the number one problem facing federal IT leaders is how to remove the burden of legacy IT from their budgets and their …

4 Areas to Look When Agile Isn’t Working In Your Organization

You’ve implemented Agile into your organization and hired professionals with Agile experience on their résumé to back it up. Yet, something is still …

Project Management

How to document requirements and not put people to sleep

A project requirement document whether functional or technical is a snooze fest for any techie to read through. The start of a project is the most …

This Beautiful Map Traces 275 Years Of Data Viz

This interactive website covering three centuries of infographic history will make the Edward Tufte in you very happy.<p>Behold a map of the birth of modern infographics, for it will cause in you a profound, Tuftean joy. Following a static poster he created earlier this year, RJ Andrews created this …

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Lessons learned from the government’s biggest attempt to fix tech procurement

Late last year, on a beautiful fall Sunday morning, I found myself in a windowless conference room in a run down DC office building pouring over a …

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

Design

The Best Flowchart and Diagramming Apps of 2017

Create the professional-looking flowcharts, org charts, floor plans, and other diagrams your business needs with these easy-to-use …

This $100 Gadget Is Taking Over Kitchens Everywhere

It actually lives up to insane amounts of hype.<p>Kitchen appliances don’t normally stir up super strong emotions. The Instant Pot, a multitasking …

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich

Whisk buttermilk, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat; cover with plastic wrap and chill 1 hour.<p>Whisk 2 1⁄4 tsp. vinegar, the …

The best apps to get when switching from Mac to Windows

These four utilities can help a Mac vet feel right at home on Microsoft's platform<p>Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10 is available now, and it's full of great improvements and refinements to the world's most popular desktop operating system. If you've been using a Mac, you might be intrigued …

60,000 Visitors and Counting: How to Double Your Traffic With Infographics

According to WebDAM, the human brain processes visual data <i>60,000 times faster than text</i>. And, there’s more: <i>65% of your audience are visual learners</i>. …

How to get a free data plan for your tablet

Who says you can't get something for nothing? If you have modest needs, and you're willing to work at it, you can score some no-strings-attached data.<p>I tend to think of tablets as "indoor" devices, used primarily at home or the office -- places rife with Wi-Fi. But what happens when you go out into …

Customer Service

To Make Government Great Again, Fix the Procurement System

When strategic sourcing fails to deliver mission value, it isn’t strategic. Category management could solve that.

Procurement

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Army's AKO portal lives on; officials debut new office to buy cyber tools

Rumors of the death of Army Knowledge Online — the web portal soldiers and Army civilians have used for everything from training to email since the …

Military

Organizations Can’t Change If Leaders Can’t Change with Them

When it comes to organizational change, failure continues to be more common than success. In a survey of nearly 3,000 executives about the success of their enterprise transformation efforts, McKinsey discovered the failure rate to be higher than 60%, while Harvard Business Review conducted a study …

Stephen Colbert Reveals His Hilarious Show Pitches For 'Trump TV'

"Bad Hombres," anyone?<p>Stephen Colbert wants in on Donald Trump’s rumored TV network.<p>With reports swirling that the GOP nominee wants to launch something akin to “Trump TV” after the presidential election, the “Late Show” host has been busy preparing some show pitches.<p>“This is exciting,” Colbert …

Donald Trump

Oracle to leave GSA schedule: A signal of broader change?

<b>Listen to Jason Miller on Federal Drive with Tom Temin</b><p>Oracle is leaving the General Services Administration’s schedules program. It’s not going to …

Ice Age

Apple's New Smart Home Platform Has One Big Flaw

Alert: A window just opened in your home. Maybe you’re sitting at your desk at work, and your kids have just gotten in from school. Perhaps you’re …

Testing Out Shaker & Spoon, The Blue Apron of Cocktails

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French Food

DOD plans to eliminate CAC login within two years

The Department of Defense will phase out the use of the Common Access Card for network login, replacing it with biometric identity authentication …

Government Technology

The new Google Fonts database is a design geek's paradise

Typography for the soul<p>Google Fonts has been an invaluable web resource since the search giant launched the database in 2010. The goal has been to create a bank of open-source fonts and match it with underlying engineering to enable those fonts to work quickly and efficiently across millions of …

Typography

30+ Best Infographic Templates for Illustrator

Infographics give you a way to represent information in a graphic format, designed to make it more understandable, relatable, and engaging. But they …

Infographics

Who’s afraid of the IoT?

It’s heeeere! The Internet of Things, I mean. I just spent several days at the Connected Conference in Paris, which focused on IoT hardware. They built a whole home full of connected devices, showcased the War for the WAN and underscored that the IoT is — as always — not quite what we imagined, and …

Skewers Are Back, and We Made Them Better Than Ever

We’re bringing skewers back, with crispy bacon ribbons, tender short rib bites, and more dipping sauces and bastes than you can shake a (long, pointed) stick at.<p>Fact: Last summer, nobody at <i>Bon Appétit</i> skewered. Why? Because when we think of skewers, we think of the thing that we’re most likely to …

BBQ

Six O'Clock Solution: One sheet pan is all you need for this quick chicken dish

Just the thought that dinner can be a one-pot affair tends to relax the cook – and a new cookbook promises that in 200 easy recipes. Called 200 Best …