July 25, 2005

Forecastfox

I started using Forecastfox some time ago and absolutely love it. It’s a little Firefox extension that shows the current and forecast weather conditions wherever you wish in the browser. Until the latest version, the weather data came from Weather.com but…

IBM acquiring PureEdge

Woah! Government Technology reports that IBM is buying PureEdge, the producer of the e-forms software that’s used by Grants.gov, among many others. I think this has been in the works for a while now, given that PureEdge seems to have obtained quite…
July 22, 2005

IT governance and efficiency

Somehow or other, I ended up reading this article on Nicholas Car’s blog about governance of IT purchasing in organizations. It highlights an important point: the governance structure should be focused on the objectives of the business, not as a means to…

Law enforcement IT standards

Another heads-up from Alice Marshall: DOJ is sponsoring an effort to develop law enforcement IT standards, called the LEITSC (Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council). With so much money at the levels of law enforcement closest to the feds, and…

EmergingTechnology.gov

Via a newly-found friend, Alice Marshall of the Presto Vivace Blog and GCN, I see that NIST has launched a new site, ET.gov, to help increase adoption of reusable components. I was wondering when something like this would crop up. CORE.gov is limited to…
July 18, 2005

Accelerating Grants Streamlining — NGP paper #1 released!

The first NGP White Paper, Accelerating Grants Streamlining: Furthering the Recommendations of GAO’s Grants Streamlining Report, was released a few hours ago.  I’m the co-chair of the NGP White Paper Series Committee and the team did a really fantastic job in putting this…
July 14, 2005

NGP White Paper #1 — phew!

So after a flurry of activity, I think the NGP’s first white paper, Accelerating Grants Streamlining, is pretty much done! I wrote about it before on the blog, and will post the final paper here too once I have permission to do so. We’ve…
July 6, 2005

Google! — grants and open source

I spotted this post on Slashdot about some old Google pages that are available on WayBackMachine.com, which is an archive of Internet sites and web pages. One of the pages in the archive is the old About Google! page, and…

NasBackup and the amazing Butch

TCG has a bunch of staff spread across the country. This presents a number of technical challenges for data security and corporate data integrity. We’ve put in place measures such as our VPN, which has created an internal “LAN” that’s proving very…

Implementing GAO’s grants recommendations

A few of us in the National Grants Partnership (NGP) are putting together a white paper titled “Accelerating Grants Streamlining: Furthering the Recommendations of the GAO Grants Streamlining Report”. GAO’s April report regarding grants streamlining made several recommendations [links to my…