KeyLogic Blog

Learn more about the advances and expertise our KeyLogic team brings to their respective fields.

  • CPIC

    What role does Enterprise Architecture (EA) have within a Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) program and IT Investment Management (ITIM) methodologies?

    Oct 03, 2013
    CPIC and EA programs have synergistic touch points, that when integrated, can effectively support an effective ITIM program. EA can assist the CPIC process by providing recommendations to streamline the investments, eliminate duplication of effort and encourage adoption of technologies that are required to achieve the future state.
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    Federal Conferences, Symposia, and Trade Shows

    Oct 02, 2013
    Effective marketing in the Federal space accomplishes several goals. Ideally, marketing investments should generate demand for your company’s products or services, through either education of the prospect or differentiation of your services against your competition. There are many possible vehicles or channels for a Federal contractor to market its services, including advertising, direct mail, and more recently, web, email, and social media. One channel that has evolved over the past two decades is the Federally-focused conference or trade show.
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    Avoiding Nettlesome Abbreviations

    Oct 01, 2013
    Working for a government contractor, we are accustomed to using many abbreviations in our daily communications. Unfortunately, some of them have so infiltrated our vocabularies that their original meanings were forgotten long ago, leading to the ubiquitous: “what does < insert abbreviation > stand for?”
  • Mental Clarity

    Finding Clarity in the Storm

    Sep 26, 2013
    In the midst of this I’m doing what people in my profession do – watching and learning. What really happened? Did we really see it coming? How was our response? Did we miss causes? How could we have been better? How do we prepare in the future? These and a dozens of other questions go through our minds as we work on how to protect more people in the future.
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    CPARS – Why It Is Important for Contractors

    Sep 25, 2013
    As a government contractor, we have an important role in the Contractor Performance Assessment Rating System (CPARS) process. CPARS is a web-enabled system used by Government assessing officials for reporting on contractor performance. CPARS reports are transmitted to the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS), the Government’s single source for contractor past performance.
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    COMMUNICATION: The Key To Effective Leadership

    Sep 24, 2013
    When you have a message to communicate (either directly, or indirectly) make sure it’s true and correct, well-reasoned, and supported by solid business logic. Perhaps equally important is that your message is consistent, clear and accurate.
  • Federal IT Dashboard

    What are the processes to use eCPIC and the Federal IT Dashboard for IT investment management and submission of OMB Exhibit 53 and Exhibit 300?

    Sep 19, 2013
    In managing the US Department of Labor (DOL) IT portfolio, the KeyLogic Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) team uses DOL and OMB tools to improve the performance of the DOL investments and overall portfolio. One of these tools is the Federal IT Dashboard (www.itdashboard.gov).
  • Customer Intimacy

    Customer Intimacy:Become a Trusted Partner Before Your Competition Does

    Sep 18, 2013
    No one should know your client better than you, right? Right. So how do we go about building those relationships and aligning with our clients? I’ve heard some competitors say, “Oh that doesn’t matter in this new world of Low Price, Technically Acceptable (LPTA) procurements. The Government is all about price now.” To which I smile, politely agree and go about my business. No sense tipping them off, right? Right.
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    The Importance of Understanding Your Customer’s Requirements

    Sep 17, 2013
    Happy, satisfied customers are a result of trust, commitment, and collaboration. Whether the customer is someone who’s paying you to perform work, a business colleague that you support, a spouse or relative, two way communication and listening are important ingredients for success.
  • Military Technology

    Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations (JCTD) Selection Process: Provide Demonstration Venue for Innovative Ideals and Emerging Technology

    Sep 12, 2013
    JCTDs are selected technology demonstrations approved by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Rapid Fielding Directorate (RFD) Program Office and Congress to demonstrate innovative and emerging technology and are solutions that fill a gap identified by military Combatant Commanders (CoCOM). Innovative technology and new concepts improve the way warfighters fight in a joint and rapidly changing environment. The JCTD process was initiated to permit early and inexpensive evaluation of mature and advanced technology.