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

Acting CIO: Updating Legacy Systems About Better Data (edit post)

May 11, 2017

Acting Federal Chief Information Officer Margie Graves said modernizing the government’s legacy systems will take a number of initiatives, including the Modernizing Government Technology Act, which seeks to help agencies spend savings on upgrades. Graves said the government will need to get a better grasp on data to truly make progress. “We keep talking about […]

Treasury Releases Update to USASpending.gov (edit post)

May 11, 2017

The U.S. Treasury Department has released a new beta version of USASpending.gov, an update to the spending data site three years in the making. The beta version of the site provides standardized data on agency appropriations and expenditures, which can be organized by agency and by category, as well as accessed by application programming interfaces, […]

What Does a Tech Buying Team Need? (edit post)

May 11, 2017

American City & County looks at the different challenges and skillsets that go into buying IT. The article features top public procurement and IT experts around the country discussing best practices, assembling teams and more. It also addresses a number of challenges faced by the public sector, including recruitment and retention. Though the article is […]

18F Founders Argue for Share-in-Savings in IT Procurement (edit post)

May 11, 2017

Chris Cairns and Dr. Rob Read, the co-founders of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) 18F organization, make an argument for government to use “share-in-savings” (SiS) contracts to help tackle IT procurement challenges. “With SiS, agencies can launch IT projects with little or no upfront funding,” they write. “Instead, they pay a contractor a share of […]

Dispute Between Maine Governor and Treasurer Throwing Contracting Space into Tailspin (edit post)

May 10, 2017

Maine’s construction industry is in a holding pattern as new contracts aren’t being awarded, following a dispute between Governor Paul LePage and Treasurer Terry Hayes. LePage claims Hayes did not follow procurement regulations when she awarded a contract to an out-of-state bonding agent. Hayes says she followed the rules, but can’t issue bonds to pay […]