Changes to Federal Talent Management Systems – Six Months and a Million Dollars

Six months and a million dollars – it’s a bit of a running joke around the Washington, DC Capital Beltway. That’s what is often referred to as the minimum time and cost to get something done on a government contract. It’s the mantra that has made many businesses a handsome living for years. What’s surprising to me is that even in this landscape of fiscal constraint and increased scrutiny on expenditures, the saying still seems to carry a lot of weight and validity.