Working With Thread… The New Social Fabric

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By Janis Nagy, Chief Strategy Officer I wanted to let everyone know about a project VectorCSP is working on with Thread, a non-profit based out of Baltimore. Thread engages underperforming high school students confronting significant barriers outside of the classroom by providing each one with a family of committed volunteers and increased access to community resources. They foster students’ academic advancement and personal growth into self-motivated, resilient, and responsible citizens. Their results are amazing, and I encourage all of you to check out their website and Facebook page. VectorCSP is using the Optimizing Human Performance (OHP) Front End Analysis (FEA)™…

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What to do between Proposal Submittal and Award Notification: How VectorCSP Transitions Contracts

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By: Bob Burnett, Vice President of Business Development If you were to distill government contracting into two macro buckets, you would end up with two categories, pursuing work and doing work. For Business Development (BD) professionals, the pursuing work phase is where we live and breathe; despite that, we know that work is won or lost based on the doing work phase. Performance on current tasking is what drives increased technical capability, a great reputation, and highly rated Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) from our clients. So, while BD folks may get the glory for “winning” new work, it is the…

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Stoicism in Government Contracting – Part 4 – Speaking Latin

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By Bob Burnett, Vice President of Business Development In this final installment of the 4-part series on Stoicism in Government Contracting, we focus on three more themes identified by The Daily Stoic that typify stoicism, namely Kindness, Amor Fati, and Memento Mori. Yes, you are reading correctly…those last two ideals are written in Latin, but we will get to that shortly. If you have read the previous posts in this series, you know that the general intent is to demonstrate how themes found in the philosophy of stoicism can be of great use to those of us who support government…

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Creating a Social Media Presence for a Government Contracting Company

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By: Frances Sherlock, Proposal and Social Media Coordinator Like many small government contractors, VectorCSP has struggled to create a presence on social media. We had LinkedIn and Twitter profiles that we occasionally posted on. But there was no rhyme or reason to the posts – they happened when someone randomly remembered to post something. Was this bad? No. We had to push social media to the back burner while we focused on capture efforts and proposal bids. But that obviously didn’t help our social presence. An effective social media strategy requires consistently engaging, interacting, and posting in order to build…

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