Entries by Paul Mcveigh

GSA Senior Advisor Leaves Agency: The Future of FEDRAMP

Matt Goodrich, a senior advisor at GSA, recently left the agency. Goodrich announced his departure from the agency with a tweet that detailed his exact departure date to be the 26th of July 2019. Goodrich was head of  FedRAMP, GSA’s Federal Risk and Management Program, from 2011 to August 2018. FedRAMP is a GSA security […]

Understanding Empathy in the Workplace

An empathetic workforce is a productive workforce. According to Businessolver’s 2017 Workplace Empathy Monitor report, empathy has a direct impact on employee productivity, loyalty, and engagement. Seventy-seven percent of workers would be willing to work more hours for a more empathetic workplace; meanwhile, 60% would actually accept a reduced salary for a more empathetic workplace. […]

Quality Summit to Increase Quality Care

The US Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan announced the formation of the Quality Summit in order to bring together key industry stakeholders and government leader to discuss how current quality programs can be further evaluated and improved upon. Recently the President has signed the Improving Price and Quality Transparency in […]

Happy Independence Day!

As the Fourth of July approaches, let us take a moment to consider the significance of the events in which we are celebrating, and reflect on a bit of the history. Aptly named, July 4th is also known as Independence Day, for it is the day in 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was finally […]

Big Changes to Big Tech

From the time the personal computer became feasible in the 1980s to the present day, a great deal has changed in the tech industry. Names like Apple and Microsoft are still around, thriving in fact, but there are a few new players, the likes of Facebook, Google, and Amazon. With groundbreaking innovation comes the possibility […]

Voice-Search Optimization and Your Business

In case you needed a new acronym to add to your repertoire, I present to you VSO. If you don’t already know what this stands for, you will soon, as will the rest of the world. VSO or Voice-Search Optimization is taking the world by storm. It is likely that you already own and use […]

2018 Federal Government Contracting – Under a Lens

With a number like $550 billion, how could you not be intrigued? Whether you are a curious tax-paying citizen or you are in the government contracting business, it is important to stay current on what the government is spending money on, and who got the money. With that being said, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) […]