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Getting the Most Out of Your Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Software Procurement

By |2018-06-06T10:14:01-04:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Getting the Most Out of Your Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Software Procurement   Download our white paper on how to get the most out of your COTS procurement. Today’s IT environment brings with it a myriad of challenges for Federal Agencies, including heightened cyber security risks, the need to modernize antiquated systems, and ever-changing business requirements. [...]

Why Your Agency Has a Failing MEGABYTE Score and Three Ways to Earn an “A”

By |2018-05-29T13:13:12-04:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Why Your Agency Has a Failing MEGABYTE Score and Three Ways to Earn an “A”   Download our white paper on increasing savings related to software asset management and how to increase MEGABYTE scores. For Federal CFOs and CIOs, FITARA and MEGABYTE represent a set of policies issued with well-meaning intent, but difficult to implement.  [...]

FITARA 6.0: Overall Scores Drop and Software License Management (SLM) continues to lag in Federal Agencies

By |2018-05-22T16:13:51-04:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

FITARA 6.0: Overall Scores Drop and Software License Management (SLM) continues to lag in Federal Agencies Three Lessons SIE Learned by Helping Agencies Earn As on their MEGABYTE Software Licensing Scores Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) 6.0 scores were recently posted, and while we see little improvement in the MEGABYTE component for software [...]

SIE Consulting Group Recognized as One of Greater Washington’s Best Places to Work by Washington Business Journal

By |2018-05-22T14:54:14-04:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

SIE Consulting Group (SIE) is proud to announce it has once again been chosen as one of the Washington Business Journal's Best Places to Work for 2018. This is the second year in a row SIE has received this award. The Washington Business Journal's annual award honors the area's leading employers that go beyond the [...]

SIE Consulting Group awarded first GSA Centers of Excellence contracts

By |2018-04-19T13:30:24-04:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

SIE Consulting Group awarded first GSA Centers of Excellence contracts SIE Consulting Group is proud to announce that it is the recipient of one of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) contracts to support the first phase of the IT Modernization Centers of Exellcence (CoE).   CoEs will provide agencies with consulting and IT engineering services to [...]

SIE Consulting Group Sponsors the Young AFCEA Bethesda Winter IT Luncheon

By |2018-03-16T14:19:41-04:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

SIE Sponsors the Young AFCEA Bethesda Winter IT Luncheon SIE Consulting Group sponsored the Young AFCEA Bethesda Winter IT Luncheon on March 14. Four of us went to represent SIE Consulting Group and had a great opportunity to network with government and industry. The event offered the opportunity to collaborate with others in our field [...]

SIE Software License Management Service Attends MGT Reception

By |2018-03-02T16:52:00-05:00March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

SIE Software License Management Service Attends MGT Reception MGT: Officially open for business! SIE Consulting Group is the driving force behind GSA’s Software License Management Service (SLMS) offering and a leading advocate for the Federal Government’s commitment to efficiently manage information technology (IT) assets.  As the leading advocate, several of my colleagues and I attended [...]

Billions here, Billions there. Billions where?

By |2018-01-25T08:03:28-05:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Billions here, Billions there.  Billions where? Three tips for the agency on effectively managing software The other day, I read the headline: “Agencies Spent Billions on IT Without CIOs’ Approval in 2016”.  Seeing this headline came as I was working to update some of our GSA SLMS materials, which includes the bullet: “The Federal Government [...]

FITARA 5.0 – Progress Lags

By |2017-12-22T08:01:17-05:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

FITARA 5.0 - Progress Lags   Agency Software Licensing is now included in overall scores – and the results are disappointing The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its biannual Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) 5.0 scorecard on November 14, 2017.  I wrote a detailed blog in July about the FITARA 4.0 scorecard.  And [...]

SIE Consulting Group Awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract

By |2018-05-19T20:55:50-04:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

ARLINGTON, VA - 11-08-2017 - SIE Consulting Group (SIE), a Virginia based IT Cybersecurity, Strategy and Procurement firm, was awarded a five-year General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 contract to provide professional information technology services to federal, state and local government agencies. IT Schedule 70 delivers agencies the tools and expertise needed to shorten [...]

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Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act: Moving Government-wide IT Modernization Forward

By |2017-08-25T06:27:33-04:00August 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

It is encouraging to see Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and 18 cosponsors of H.R. 2227 -­ The Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act of 2017 - move forward on getting this important legislation enacted.  The US House of Representatives passed Hurd’s bill on May 17, 2017, and the hope is that the US Senate (by attaching to [...]

The MEGABYTE Act Turns 1

By |2017-12-22T08:01:18-05:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

The MEGABYTE Act Turns 1 We don’t hear many agencies singing happy birthday With the one-year anniversary approaching for the passage of MEGABYTE Act, SIE evaluated what was learned and accomplished over the past year.  For those not familiar with the MEGABYTE Act (Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies), it essentially requires the [...]

SIE Consulting Group Receives 2017 Best of Arlington Award

By |2017-12-22T08:01:18-05:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

ARLINGTON, VA – July 17, 2017 – SIE Consulting Group (SIE) has been selected for the 2017 Best of Arlington Award in the Consulting Services category by the Arlington Award Program. Each year, the Arlington Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are [...]

An Interactive Pop Culture Guide to Understanding Complex Federal Government IT Programs

By |2017-12-22T08:01:18-05:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

An Interactive Pop Culture Guide to Understanding Complex Federal Government IT Programs: How to distinguish between Software License Management Service (SLMS) and Continuous Diagnostic & Mitigation (CDM)?  It’s “Peanut Butter Jelly Time.” I’m writing this blog to help folks across the spectrum (e.g., clients, colleagues, and the next generation Federal IT leaders) better understand the [...]

SIE Consulting Group Named One of the Best Places to Work by Washington Business Journal

By |2017-12-22T08:01:18-05:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

ARLINGTON, VA – 5 May, 2017 – SIE Consulting Group (SIE) has been named one of the 2017 “Best Places to Work” in the small business category by the Washington Business Journal. This annual award honors the area's leading employers that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees. [...]

SIE Consulting Group Awarded GSA Professional Services Schedule Contract

By |2017-12-22T08:01:18-05:00April 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

ARLINGTON, VA – 26 Apr, 2017 – SIE Consulting Group (SIE), a Virginia based IT Strategy and Procurement firm, was awarded the General Services Administration (GSA) Professional Services Schedule (00Corp) Contract. This Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) was designed to enable Federal Agencies to purchase commercial products and services quickly, efficiently, and at fair and reasonable [...]

SIE Consulting Group to Sponsor the 2017 HPE Software Summit in Washington, D.C.

By |2017-12-22T08:01:18-05:00March 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

SIE is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software Government Summit, held on March 22nd at the Renaissance in Washington, D.C. We are honored that our Founder and Managing Director, Dave Harrington, was asked to be a participant on the Digital Transformation Panel Discussion. The Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software Government Summit 2017 is [...]

SIE Consulting Group “SLMS” Program Recognized by Award-Winning Mary Davie

By |2017-12-22T08:01:18-05:00March 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

SIE Consulting Group's Software License Management as a Service (SLMS) program was recognized by award-winning Mary Davie on Great Government Through Technology, a blog about the federal technology space. Working with several agencies, GSA developed SLMS to help Agencies generate significant cost savings by: cutting unnecessary software license spending, implementing controls on the software license [...]

SIE Consulting Group Named Seven Small Jewels, Seven to Watch in 2017 by Consulting Magazine

By |2017-12-22T08:01:20-05:00February 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

ARLINGTON, VA – 13 Feb, 2017 – SIE Consulting Group, LLC (SIE) has been recognized by Consulting magazine, the premier publication for the consulting industry, as one of the seven small firms to watch in 2017. Every February, Consulting magazine highlights smaller firms that are shaking up the industry by breaking ground in terms of [...]

SIE Consulting Group Named 1 of 20 Most Promising Enterprise Asset Management Solution Providers in 2017

By |2017-12-22T08:01:20-05:00January 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

ARLINGTON, VA – 15 Jan, 2017 – CIO Review has named SIE Consulting Group, LLC one of twenty most promising enterprise asset management solution providers in 2017. CIO Review highlighted how companies today, even the Federal government, are craving workflow optimization and the ability to do more with less. That is where SIE plays a [...]

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