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    CCWIS Guidance for Public Sector Agencies: How to Ask for What You Need

    In her latest blog post on the current Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS) landscape, Carole Hussey of Public Consulting Group digs into one of the biggest concerns that has been raised so far: the lack of innovation in the Requests for Procurement (RFPs) and ultimately the solutions that are being implemented.

    • 5. November 2019
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    CCWIS: One Year Later, Where Are We?

    It’s been just over a year since the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) Notice of Intent deadline passed, and in a new blog post, Public Consulting Group’s Carole Hussey reflects on the national landscape, the progress that has been made, and the progress yet to be made.

    • 15. October 2019
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    Vertical Specialty: Does It Matter in IT?

    It’s an exciting time for innovation in public sector technology. With a change in orientation toward consumer experience, there are many new vendors and products emerging in the marketplace. Historically, this has been a risk-averse industry, with an inclination toward standing with the old guard; recently, however, there have been a number of unexpected contract awards that have the state and local environment buzzing.

    • 28. August 2019
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    Reasonable Efforts – It’s Time to Review and Reconsider

    “Reasonable efforts” is a term that has existed for decades in child protective services, though its interpretation has changed drastically over the years resulting in widely different and often contradictory conclusions. Factors such as the economic times, different organizational structures, budgetary considerations, geography, service availability, and judicial interpretation have all contributed to the system’s evolving understanding of what “reasonable efforts” means.

    • 24. June 2019