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A Portal to Improved Grantee Experience

A Portal to Improved Grantee Experience

The Federal government provides millions of dollars each year in grants to run various public service programs and to stimulate the economy. In 2016, the Government awarded more than $650B to 31,000 grantees across 150 federal agencies. Each year hundreds of thousands of users from grantee organizations work collaboratively to apply for, receive an award, and meet the post-award requirements. Grants.gov has successfully consolidated and centralized initial applicant interactions with the government. But once the applications are received by the federal agencies, grantees must deal with a variety of systems during the award and post-award phases of the grants lifecycle.
Cloud First, but Not Always

Cloud First, but Not Always

While there are many known benefits to cloud computing, it is not always the right option for Government agencies. Some types of applications should be moved to the cloud earlier, and some can reasonably be deferred, while others may need never move to the cloud. In this article, we advise agencies to look to the private sector for motivations and examples of when companies move to the cloud, and what they move.
Going Mobile

Going Mobile

This white paper equips government decision-makers with checklists to inform their selection of vendors and ensure their existing development teams are focused on what matters.
Going Mobile Business

Going Mobile Business

In a world where business is no longer limited to the office and government decision-making transcends congressional walls, the need to communicate, collaborate, and accomplish tasks from “anywhere, anytime, on any device” is steadily rising.
Stuck in an Agile Rut

Stuck in an Agile Rut

Anyone who tells you that the Agile methodology is the wave of the future already is behind the curve. With its focus on incremental delivery of usable software, the truth is that Agile is a thing of the present, and represents the most fiscally responsible software development philosophy that exists for federal agencies today.