April 21, 2017
Applying for certificate of competency

How to Present Your Case for a Certificate of Competency

TAPE CEO and President Louisa Jaffe expands on what small business owners need to emphasize when seeking a certificate of competency.
March 24, 2017
Photo of clock and calendar

Serving the Same Client For Almost 30 Years

February 20, 2017
Government to contractor

When a Former Government Official Goes to Work For a Contractor

TAPE’s Dave Moyer explains how to address the legal and moral issues of transitioning from government official to contractor employee.
January 16, 2017

An Inspiring Day With Veterans With Disabilities

TAPE CEO/President Louisa Jaffe shares her inspiring story of visiting the National Veterans Summer Sports Camp.
December 19, 2016

How to Choose a Proposal Consultant

Sometimes choosing a proposal consultant happens accidentally. When we bought a small company down in Florida, Ray Vause was a consultant for them, and we got to see him operate before deciding to make him our own proposal manager consultant – and that’s been a very good thing. Through several […]
November 27, 2016

I/ITSEC 2016

TAPE and Strong Point Research (a Division of TAPE) will be exhibiting at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida, November 28th – December 2nd, 2016. The event promotes cooperation among the armed services, industry, academia and various government agencies.
November 22, 2016

The Color Team Process of Proposal Management – Notes From a Newcomer

My name is Walt Long and I work for TAPE as a communications editor and reviewer, with a special focus on our company’s color teaming process. Color teaming a proposal document is a kind of “group editing” of the content. While I was already very familiar with editing a document […]
October 16, 2015


TAPE will exhibit at National Contract Management Association’s 35th Annual Government Contract Management Symposium 2015 (GCMS).  The symposium will be held Dec. 14-15, 2015 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. The GCMS attracts over 800 contracting, procurement, and acquisition professionals each year.  Attendees examine transforming trends in […]
September 29, 2014

Building Business Relationships – Part Two: Following Up and Following Through

Follow UP is an excellent skill to demonstrate in business, but it takes real leadership to follow THROUGH. In a previous post we talked about making a positive first impression. The most important thing a person can do after meeting someone is to send a thank you note, acknowledging the […]
September 29, 2014

On the Road: Tips from a Veteran Traveler

My personal leadership style is to meet, in person, as much as possible. Face-to-face communications with customers and employees enables a leader to more accurately convey or receive priorities, interpret body language, and seek or give immediate feedback. But, the cost of face time is travel time. Sometimes it feels […]