Upcoming Events and Training
Give Me 5 Federal Contracting Training Webinars
Give Me 5’s ongoing webinars and regional events bring you the most up-to-date and relevant information on the federal procurement marketplace. Registration for all courses is open to the general public at no charge.
Registering for any Give Me 5 Session gets you:
- Access to the live webinar
- Links to download the podcast, presentation, and all supplemental documents
Give Me 5: 3 Steps to Increasing Government Contracting Revenues in FY 2014
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • 2:00 eastern
As the new federal fiscal year begins on October 1st, now is the time to think about 2014! Attend this webinar to learn the three critical steps necessary to increase your government contracting sales and revenues. Informed companies will benefit from this $500 billion dollar market, even in this era of reduced budgets and sequestration.
Give Me 5: UNDERSTANDING THE FEDERAL BUDGET
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT
Recent Congressional battles leading to the Federal government shut down played out through the intricacies of the Federal budget process. The crisis highlighted the complexity of the process, its impact on Federal agencies and on their ability to deliver and procure services. This webinar describes the "normal" budget process from agency budget requests, through the White House budget process, to the Congressional process and back to the agency's distribution of funds— and review where the process has been challenged in recent years. It will also provide some insight onto what the current state of the budget may mean to Federal agency decision-making and planning, and in turn how that affects Federal contractors.
Give Me 5: FOCUS ON PERFORMANCE METRICS – WHY ITS IMPORTANT IN THE FEDERAL SPACE
Wednesday, Februaury 2, 2013
The U.S. Government charges its agencies with developing best methods to measure performance, and to tie program effectiveness to the budget formulation and execution. . In the current fiscally-constrained environment, meaningful performance measurement is important not only for actual program management, but also for convincing outside stakeholders (including the White House/OMB and Congress) to champion agency initiatives and programs. Federal contractors will not only be required to prove their own effectiveness in a Return on Investment (ROI) metric, but may also support their clients in measuring government program effectiveness. This webinar provides a brief history of performance measuremen, a review of "best practices" and difficulties in developing outcome-based performance metrics, and will discuss the considerations of both agencies and Federal contractors surrounding the current performance measurement initiative.