I'm Public Spend Forum's executive editor, and for more than 15 years I've worked as a writer, reporter, editor and journalist, with work published everywhere from the Chicago Tribune to GQ. I particularly enjoy writing and learning about good governing, procurement, and deploying the occasional tortured sports metaphor.
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Bio

I'm Public Spend Forum's executive editor, and for more than 15 years I've worked as a writer, reporter, editor and journalist, with work published everywhere from the Chicago Tribune to GQ. I particularly enjoy writing and learning about good governing, procurement, and deploying the occasional tortured sports metaphor.

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1331 H St Nw Ste 600
Washington
DC
20005-4736

Education

Clark University
BA
Philosophy
1996 to 2000

Job history

Public Spend Forum
2013-08-01

Recent Posts

How the Navy Reduced Its IT Budget by 17% (edit post)

May 15, 2017

The Air Force has been able to reduce its information technology (IT) budget of $3.9 billion by about 17% ($565 million) in real or potential savings. According to the article, the Air Force has been able to bring down costs by organizing and getting greater transparency into its data. Butch Luckie, the Air Force’s chief […]

Wisconsin May Opt Out of FirstNet (edit post)

May 15, 2017

Wisconsin may become the sixth state in the country to opt out of the FirstNet national public-safety broadband network, as it plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for a statewide radio access network. Governor Scott Walker would still have to decide to opt out of FirstNet. Wisconsin will release the RFP Friday, May […]

President Trump Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order (edit post)

May 15, 2017

President Donald Trump issued an executive order “on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.” The order had been anticipated for some time, but the president reportedly wanted to wait until the White House’s American Technology Council, as well as the president’s budget, was announced. The order mandates agencies follow cybersecurity best practices, […]

Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission Under Scrutiny for Procurement Issues (edit post)

May 11, 2017

The agency in charge of medical marijuana in Maryland is facing questions about its procurement procedures. Auditors from Maryland’s Office of Legislative Audits recently found the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission may have violated state procurement law by using a memorandum of understanding with Towson University to conduct research, rather than a competitive bidding process. The […]

SBA Announced Competition to Provide Federal Procurement Training to Veteran-Owned Businesses (edit post)

May 11, 2017

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced a competition to provide “Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training.” According to a press release, the competition “provides funding for U.S.-based organizations to expand existing federal procurement entrepreneurship training programs to veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.” Full Story: Reading Eagle 0