Insight, Access and Expertise
PMIC helps our public sector clients create tailor made, on spec and on time responsive deliverables that fulfill exacting purchasing and project requirements. We advise public sector clients on navigating compliance issues, contracting policies and procedures at the federal, state/local, and private sector levels.
PMIC Public Sector Services provide solutions for agencies that must balance demands for private sector business acumen, agility, and compliance with "Red Tape Straight Jackets" that cause gridlock at the intersection of compliance, common sense, and ethical business practices and procedures.
public sector solutions:
We help U.S. companies do business with the Federal sector and Public Sector agencies, navigate the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of the United States government, enhance innovation, and overcome operational and bureaucratic challenges. PMIC was commissioned by the United States Government to measure potential threats to national security, health and public safety, resulting from OMB M-12-12. https://t.co/CJEMKcw3Ep
Our experience with the U.S. government, combined with substantive global experience allows us to structure solutions to operational issues that help ensure compliance, reduce risk, and create competitive advantage. We help government agencies communicate and instill awareness of new services and regulatory requirements.
- Public Sector Strategic Communications
- Risk, Impact and Gap Analysis
- Strategic Threat & Security Analysis
- Public Affairs Consulting
- Employee Engagement and Human Capital Training
- Diversity/Inclusion Programs
- Agency Brand Management
- Integration, Synchronization, and Operationalization of Public-Facing Agency Programs
- External Media Messaging
- Cost Benefit Analysis (BCA FEDS) /Feasibility Analysis
- Complex Strategy Development & Action Plans
- Translation: From USGov to English and Back
- Public-Private Partnership Best Practice Training
PMIC: Cutting Red Tape Straight Jackets for Good Government
Joseph Mait, Chief Scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and Kathleen Delano, CEO of PMIC Inc., explored the impact of the regulations restricting government conference travel in “Catalysts for Discovery: U.S. Federal Scientists and Professional Conferences” (copyright: Optical Society of America)
PMIC Conference Travel Impact Study Validates Risks to National Health, Safety, & Security
"The report validates that conference travel is part and parcel of the scientific process and that failure to alleviate the pressures from the policy, in the long term, is detrimental to the nation's health, safety and security," (Dr. Joseph) Mait said. "The report is useful from l the standpoint of educating congressional leaders and policymakers on how we do what we do and why what we do is important to the nation." U.S. Army Research Laboratory Chief Scientist Dr. Joseph N. Mait
Read the Washington Post article and download PMIC's report on impacts of US GOV S&T travel restrictions here.
OMB Amends Memo on Federal Employee Conference Travel
On November 25, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a memorandum updating a previous memorandum known as M-12-12 that provided guidelines to Federal agencies on conference travel. The guidance in M-12-12 resulted in lengthy approval processes and negatively impacted Federal employees’ ability to travel to scientific conferences. The new memo highlights the importance of allowing federal scientists to contribute to professional communities and conferences “to deliver upon their missions and breakthrough advancements in medicine and science.”
According to the new memorandum:
“These changes incorporate the lessons learned over the past several years and recognize the resulting actions that agencies have taken during that time. These changes also respond to challenges agencies faced as a result of OMB Memorandum M-12-12, including reduced opportunities to perform useful agency functions, present scientific findings and innovations, train, recruit and retain employees, or share best practices.”
PMIC was instrumental in ARL25 (as seen in ARL's 2017 year in review)
“As part of the effort to ensure the best use of funds, agencies should focus on oversight of expenses related to Federally-sponsored and Federally-hosted conferences.”