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

TechFAR Hub: White House Solidifies Commitment to Improving Digital Services (edit post)

August 24, 2016

In its continual push to improve the federal acquisition workforce’s performance when it comes to buying digital services, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) has announced the creation of the TechFAR Hub, a new resource to help equip staff with practical tools and guidance for employing best practices in this sometimes tricky area. The TechFAR […]

The Regulatory Road Ahead for Federal Acquisition Policy (edit post)

August 24, 2016

  The final year of President Barack Obama’s final term has turned out to be a busy one in terms of federal acquisition policy. Ever since the crash of Healthcare.gov, the president has made it part of his core mission to improve the way the government buys IT. And he has often employed executive orders—somewhat […]

VIDEO: An Introduction to the Digital Services Playbook (edit post)

August 23, 2016

Within 10 months of the failed October 2013 rollout of Healthcare.gov, the White House launched the United States Digital Service (USDS) to “work in collaboration with other government agencies to make websites more consumer friendly, to identify and fix problems, and to help upgrade the government’s technology infrastructure.” USDS created the Digital Services Playbook outlining 13 “plays” sourced […]

Measuring the World: The World Bank’s Public Procurement Benchmarking (edit post)

August 23, 2016

Every year the World Bank benchmarks the regulatory environments in 77 economies the world over, assessing their impact on the public procurement process. The benchmarking essentially cuts across two lines: The procurement lifecycle (how well the contract lifecycle from bid preparation to contract execution performs) and the complaint and reporting mechanism (how well contesting works […]