Binary's Blog covers innovative and smarter approaches to driving success for Government IT projects, large scale initiatives, programs, acquisitions, performance management, technology innovations, information management, and other projects, providing leaders, managers, and acquisition specialists with government and industry best practices, strategies, tips, methodologies, points of view, research, interviews, case studies, news to improve outcomes and mitigate risks, as well as guiding principles and examples of "Outcome Driven" approaches that generate results quickly and cost-effectively.
Matt Webster, Enterprise Architecture and Technical Sales Lead, Binary Group
According to a recent Meritalk study (reported by Nextgov, May 21, 2014), 300 federal network managers say pursuing a combination of data center consolidation, virtualization, cloud computing, remote access, application rationalization, and infrastructure diversification initiatives has the potential to save the Federal Government $20 Billion. That’s a lot of dough. However, these same managers are struggling to get these initiatives off the ground in order to reap the real rewards for a variety of reasons.
Now, more than ever before, the programs funded by the U.S. Federal Government are under incredible scrutiny. So how does a program manager keep their programs on track and get past the distractions to deliver results?
One of the key areas you should review and analyze is open commitments and obligations. Aged open commitments and obligations can negatively impact an organization’s purchasing power and audit readiness.
Achieving Army’s Joint Reconciliation Program (JRP) goals can improve utilization of available funding; lowering unfunded requirements, maximizing the Commanders purchasing power and meeting audit readiness requirements.
Maximizing your Commander’s purchasing power and preparing for audit readiness are critical for resource managers, in order to effectively fund mission requirements and operate more effectively in today’s budget constrained environment.