Less is More

Distractions are all around us. Seems now, more then ever, our attention is pulled in a hundred different directions every single minute. There are emails to write and answer, texts to send, phone calls to make, and let’s also not forget the distractions of social media. Whether you’re browsing multiple news feeds, posting, liking, sharing, […]

Teaming for Success on Government Contracts

Small businesses we support often struggle with building a good, solid team for an upcoming solicitation. This often generates good professional dialogue and more times than not, a bit of angst with the Capture Managers and Company leadership. Often times, it can become a major science project when it should really be a lot easier […]

Changes in PEO Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (STRI)

On May 13, 2014 MG Jon Maddux conducted a Change of Charter with Dr. Jim Blake to become the head of the Army’s Program Executive Office, Simulation Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). This was the second PEO position for MG Maddux; he previously also served as PEO Ammunition in Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey. Most […]

What’s New with Small Business Size Standards?

This week, I want to remind everyone that as a result of legislation passed last fall, the SBA reviewed the size standards for Government contractors to account for inflation since 2008 and issued an interim final rule that increases the standards in many NAICS categories. There are literally thousands of additional companies who will now […]

The Value of Multiple Generations in the Workplace

When I joined the Agility team about a year ago, I was full of excitement for the new journey that lay ahead of me, but was anxious not only being the “newbie,” but also the youngest in the group. Although I was coming in with 10 years experience in the education field, a Masters in […]

How Defense Contractors Can Win At Social Media Marketing

We often get asked by our clients about how they can improve their branding in today’s market. Some clients here at APG struggle with this as the solicitation opportunities decrease with the shrinking budget. There are lots of ideas and opinions on this topic and I would like to share a good article written by […]

Independence Day

As we prepare for the holiday weekend, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a safe and enjoyable 4th of July from all of us at Agility Development Group. We extend our most sincere gratefulness to all the men and women serving to protect the United States of America; the […]

Team Building & Energizers: Not Just for Kids Anymore!

Before joining Agility, I taught elementary school for ten years. Midway through my career I learned first-hand team building and energizing activities were instrumental in the success of our classroom. They allowed for us all to take a break from rigorous academics, have fun, and recharge our brains. All the while, building positive, productive relationships. […]

Communication with Industry

I have helped a lot of companies build and execute communication plans with the Government. This is a very important part of a company’s business development process, especially if the company is trying to enter a new market or building awareness of a new product. I have heard many questions and misinformed statements when considering […]

Perspective Matters

The process for developing winning proposals is an inherently friction laden exercise where sometimes personality and experience (both right and wrongly) significantly impacts the outcome. Color team reviews are often very contentious and writers can’t help but take red team comments personally… a hard thing to handle anytime, but especially so when the pressure of […]