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Carahsoft to Resell Keeper Security Platform Through Government Contracts  ExecutiveBiz

Carahsoft has agreed to distribute Keeper Security' password management and encryption platform to public sector agencies via three government contracting ...

SpaceX sues over 'wrongly awarded' Air Force rocket contracts  Engadget

To say that SpaceX was unhappy with losing out on the US Air Force's rocket development contracts would be an understatement. The company has sued the ...

SpaceX is suing the government once again, but the reason is a secret  Washington Post

Elon Musk's SpaceX is suing the federal government again. But this time, it wants its protest of a government contract to stay under seal, meaning its allegations ...

Embedding Social Values in Government Procurement | Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner  JD Supra

The opportunity to respond to the Government's consultation process on embedding social values in procurement is coming to an end on 10th June 2019.

Amazon wants to sell consumer goods to the US government  Vox.com

The United States government is the single largest purchaser of consumer goods in the world. Think about all the things it takes to make a large bureaucracy ...

How one company’s deep web of corruption took down governments across Latin America  Washington Post

And how Brazil, Mexico and Peru responded with a wave of anticorruption measures.

Kansas Governor Cancels No-Bid Technology Contracts Worth $110M  Governing

Gov. Laura Kelly finalized the decision Thursday to terminate a pair of 10-year contracts with CGI Technologies valued at $111 million that were negotiated by ...

Report urges federal government to expand procurement spending with Aboriginal businesses to five percent  GlobeNewswire

The Government of Canada has a “landmark” opportunity to drive significant Aboriginal business growth and prosperity for Indigenous peoples.

UGA SBDC at VSU Offers Workshops in Federal, State, Local Government Contracts  Valdosta State University News

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University will present Doing Business with GDOT for Routine Maintenance ...

7 Ways to Improve Your Public Procurement, Acquisition Knowledge  Spend Matters

Public Spend Forum has the results of its 4-year effort to help educate public procurement pros with the Public Procurement Workforce Competency Model.

SpaceX sues US government to protest mystery launch or rocket R&D contracts  Teslarati

SpaceX has filed a lawsuit – technically a “Bid Protest Complaint” – against the United States government and successfully petitioned for the file to remain ...

Loans, government contracts, advice: The many different ways small businesses can get help from SBA  Philly.com

The government spends billions every year on contracts, loans, programs and services specifically devoted to small businesses. So why not take advantage?

Exclusive: Why Britain wants global procurement reform  GovInsider

Interview with Warren Smith, Head of the Global Digital Marketplace Programme, UK.

Federal government retreats from media ban surrounding military and ship procurement programs  National Post

The federal government is retreating on the media ban it brought in on defence-related purchases totalling billions of dollars, acknowledging that its actions go ...

Secretary of State Pompeo: Huawei's CEO 'isn't telling the American people the truth' on China government ties  CNBC

"For them to say that they don't work with the Chinese government is false," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells CNBC.

Public-Private Partnerships Fad Fails  Inter Press Service

After the failure and abuses of privatization became apparent, public-private partnerships have since been promoted ostensibly to mobilize private finance for ...

Government was warned about Brexit ferry payouts  BBC News

The government was warned last year that it would face a bill of up to £20m if sued over the procurement of no-deal Brexit ferry services, the National Audit ...

OECD releases AI recommendations for 36 nation-states  VentureBeat

OECD member nations today voted to adopt artificial intelligence principles and recommendations for governments around the world.

Austria's vice chancellor steps down after video shows him offering government contracts  One America News Network

Austria's vice chancellor is stepping down amid backlash over a secretly filmed video from 2017 of him offering government contracts to Russian officials.

Odisha Government procurement of oilseeds, pulses to begin on Friday  The New Indian Express

The State Government has decided to commence procurement of oil seeds and pulses under Price Support Scheme (PSS) from farmers starting May 24.

Ohio legislation would expand use of pay-for-success contracts  Cleveland American

Ohio lawmakers are mulling a proposal to expand a program that allows the state to pay contractors only for successful services.

How Has the Government Shutdown Impacted Federal IT?  FedTech Magazine

From unpaid workers to unavailable services, the short-term impact of the longest federal government shutdown in history was obvious. But in the long term, the ...

Trudeau unveils plan to address Coast Guard ship needs  CBC.ca

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce Wednesday that the federal government is buying two more Arctic patrol ships on the top of the six it has ...

Texas legislature looks to end government contracts with abortion providers  KXAN.com

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas legislature is expected to send a bill to Gov. Greg Abbott that bars city or county contracts from clinics that provide abortions.

Here's how blockchain could stop corrupt officials from stealing school lunches  World Economic Forum

Around the world, the potential for corruption is often exploited where there is a conflict of interest in decision making, leading to the misallocation of public funds.

Austrian far-right leader under fire for Ibiza meeting video  Washington Post

Two German newspapers are reporting the leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party offered government contracts in return for support from a potential Russian ...

How the public sector will modernize procurement  Federal News Network

Vishal Patel, the vice president of product marketing at Ivalua, details five opportunities for federal, state and local governments to improve acquisition.

Brave faces and tight lips as City Hall seeks to normalize a hacked government  Baltimore Brew

Officials say municipal workers are soldiering on in the wake of the ransomware attack on Baltimore government computers, but the furrowed brows and ...

JCB awarded Canadian government contracts  Savannah Morning News

JCB has been awarded contracts with the Canadian Army, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Blanc Sablon Airport to deliver a total of 10 large ...

All things procurement  Federal News Network

Tom Sisti with the Coalition for Government Procurement discusses GSA's eCommerce Market Research and Consultation Report, and trends in supply chain ...

April 2019 Bid Protest Roundup | Morrison & Foerster LLP - Government Contracts Insights  JD Supra

Our monthly bid protest Law360 spotlight will discuss a handful of interesting bid protests from the preceding month, highlighting the most noteworthy aspects of ...

Procurement Perspectives: Conflict of interest declarations mandatory for all corporations  Daily Commercial News

In practice, most municipal council meetings begin with routine declarations of interest involving any member and each relevant agenda item. A similar approach ...

UK government cancels Brexit ferry deals  BBC News

The Department for Transport is cancelling contracts to provide extra ferry services after Brexit. Ending the contracts with Brittany Ferries and DFDS could cost ...

Grand Theft Austria  Jacobin magazine

A corruption scandal has brought down the Austrian government — and showed how close the racist right is to big business. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz ...

Human trafficking activist benefited personally from contracts: lawmaker  Mexico News Daily

The name Rosi Orozco resurfaced yesterday as the owner of one of the confiscated properties that the government will sell at an auction next month.

Austrian far-right FPÖ quits Kurz government after sacking  BBC News

Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) has pulled out of the ruling coalition days after two top party figures were caught up in a secret video. President ...

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Puts Cleveland-Based TransDigm's Government Contract Profit Margins in Spotlight Again  Cleveland Scene

In a House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grilled executives from Cleveland-based aerospace supplier TransDigm ...

State govt bows to contractor lobby, blacklist no bar in new tender rules  Economic Times

BENGALURU: The state government has quietly amended the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement (Amendment) Act, 2018, that serves as a bible to ...

Andrew Yang: The U.S. government is 24 years behind on tech  VentureBeat

We spoke with U.S. presidential hopeful Andrew Yang about how the government's AI policies compare with those of other countries.

Amazon Investors Reject Proposals on Climate Change and Facial Recognition  The New York Times

The resolutions, voted on by shareholders, would have pushed the company to reconsider its societal impact.

Chinese surveillance firm's stock plunges after reports of possible US ban  CNN

Shares in Chinese surveillance company Hikvision plunged on Wednesday, following a report that the Trump administration is mulling slapping it with a US ...

FAA whistleblowers: Inspectors say FAA pressures them to ignore critical plane problems: "The flying public needs to wake up"  CBS News

Last Updated May 23, 2019 9:57 AM EDT. In an exclusive CBS News investigation, we spoke to roughly a dozen FAA inspectors from across the country.

New Lawsuit Pits Dentons Against Former Government Contracts Leader | National Law Journal  Law.com

The former chair of Dentons' government contracts group, Jessica Abrahams, claims in a lawsuit that the megafirm owes her close to $400,000 and that it ...

GovQuote partners with BlueVine to offer working capital financing to government vendors  GlobeNewswire

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueVine®, a leading provider of working capital financing to small and medium-sized businesses ...

Footage appears to show Austrian vice-chancellor promising contracts for campaign support – video  The Guardian

The Austrian vice chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, resigned on Saturday after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering ...

'Very dangerous': Putin, Trump want to weaken the European Union, top official says  CNBC

There is at least one thing in common between the U.S. and Russia – their willingness to weaken the European Union, a top EU official said.

P&O sues UK government over no-deal Brexit ferry case  BBC News

The ferry firm is claiming a rival was unlawfully handed £33m of taxpayers' money.

Federal contractors describe ‘insanity and uncertainty’ during government shutdown  Federal News Network

Federal contractors said the recent government shutdown was marked by confusion, lack of communication and unclear guidance from agencies about their…

Government Contracts and Spare Part Pricing  The National Law Review

The pricing of spare parts has been a subject of Government criticism for decades, however, many parts are specialized and are difficult to obtain after the ...

OOPS 2019 Preview: Digital Transformation in Government Contracts – Emerging Technologies Impacting the Contracting Landscape.  Government Contracts Legal Forum

The Digital Revolution is here. Contractors are reinventing their products, customer experiences, and business models — and transforming the public sector.

Despite national security concerns, GOP leader McCarthy blocked bipartisan bid to limit China’s role in U.S. transit  The Washington Post

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) blocked a bipartisan attempt to limit Chinese companies from contracting with U.S. transit systems, a move that ...

Vicious Cycle: The Pentagon Creates Tech Giants and Then Buys their Services  CounterPunch

The US Department of Defense's bloated budget, along with CIA venture capital, helped to create tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and ...

Indonesia Is Turning Chinese  Washington Post

Indonesia was never keen to be part of China's Belt and Road Initiative. That hasn't stopped it from embracing the Chinese way when it comes to financing roads ...

Defence & Security Procurement in Turkey  Lexology

Use the Lexology Getting The Deal Through tool to compare the answers in this article with those from other jurisdictions. Legal framework. Relevant legislation.

Audit says there was no bidding process in most large Allegheny County contracts  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The majority of Allegheny County's large purchases are not publicly bid, according to an audit released Wednesday by the County Controller's office.

US Senate bill proposes sanctions over ‘illegal’ South China Sea activities  South China Morning Post

Ships from four nations – the Philippines, US, Japan and India – sail together in the South China Sea during a training exercise on May 9. Photo: Handout.

PH seeks observer status in WTO's government procurement committee  Manila Bulletin

The Philippines has sought for an observer status in the committee on government procurement of the World Trade Organization.

OOPS 2019 Preview: The Challenging Climb to Reach New Heights  Government Contracts Legal Forum

Crowell & Moring's 35th annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) is just around the corner, taking place on May 7 and 8 at the Renaissance Hotel in.

3 Small Caps That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock  Investorplace.com

Investors should think about small-caps when it comes to tech stocks. Some of the best opportunities in the sector are the smaller firms.

Defence & Security Procurement in Mexico  Lexology

Use the Lexology Getting The Deal Through tool to compare the answers in this article with those from other jurisdictions. Legal framework. Relevant legislation.

government contracts Archives  The Truth About Cars

Mahindra, the company that produces the intentionally Jeep-like Roxor, is looking at sites in Detroit, Oakland County, and Genesee County in the event that it ...

Procurement Perspectives: Proper negotiations are required to resolve procurement issues  Daily Commercial News

Negotiators always need to remember that any fool can make the situation worse; it takes patience, planning and very often a thick skin to make it better.

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Hosts 15th Annual Procurement Conference  Business Wire

On Friday, May 17, 2019, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce will host its 15th Annual Pathway to Growth Procurement Conference – the region's l.

Sandy Springs to bring most government services in-house, ending much of landmark privatization  Reporter Newspapers

Posted by John Ruch | May 14, 2019. Sandy Springs to bring most government services in-house, ending much of landmark privatization. The city of Sandy ...

Government e-procurement system could delay  Daily Monitor

The online government procuring system is expected to be piloted next month but the law on which it is supposed to be operating is still under review by ...

Procurement Perspectives: Great purchasing power resides in municipalities  Daily Commercial News

Since a handful of municipalities in each province control the lion's share of municipal procurement, one might naturally assume that consortium purchasing ...

Norton's Congressional Bill Ensures US Government Includes Black and Women-Owned Media in Advertising Contracts  Post News Group

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) formally introduces a bill that she and others hope will help to stop federal agencies from overlooking Black-, ...

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina ex-president, goes on trial  BBC News

The corruption trial of Argentina's former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has begun in Buenos Aires. Ms Fernández is accused of accepting bribes ...

Procurement Perspectives: A guide to hiring a professional consultant  Daily Commercial News

When hiring for professional services, if the first problem is knowing what kind of advice to seek, the second relates to drawing up specifications to use in ...

Amazon Faces Investor Pressure Over Facial Recognition  The New York Times

Shareholders are voting on whether to push the tech giant to examine the human rights and financial risks of the surveillance technology.

Critics deplore this migrant shelter. Its operator just got a huge, hush-hush no-bid deal.  Miami Herald

The Homestead shelter for unaccompanied migrant children has been shrouded in secrecy and cloaked in controversy from the moment it was reactivated in ...

Group calls on government to boost procurement spending with Indigenous businesses  CBC.ca

Canadian Indigenous businesses are calling on the federal government to use their goods and services more often.

Russia's long arm reaches to the right in Europe  Financial Times

Austrian politicians are not the only ones to be seeking deals with Moscow.

Lok Sabha election 2019: US confident about fairness, integrity of polls  Business Today

Lauding the people of India and the fairness and integrity of the elections in the world's largest democracy, the US has said it will work with whoever is the victor ...

Contracts approved for 2 Coon Rapids street projects | Government  ECM Publishers

Contracts were awarded by the Coon Rapids City Council May 7 for two residential street reconstruction projects totaling 7.3 miles.

Missouri Auditor To Investigate St. Louis County Contracts In Wake Of Stenger Plea  St. Louis Public Radio

Updated 5:23 p.m., May 15, with statement from St. Louis Economic Development Chariman Karlos Ramirez — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway announced.

Europe’s diminished far right still poses a threat  Financial Times

Mainstream parties should be alert to the risks of sharing power with populists.

Corbella: Premier Kenney will indeed cancel oil-by-rail contracts  Calgary Herald

Premier Jason Kenney's new government will cancel $3.7 billion worth of oil-by-rail contracts entered into by former premier Rachel Notley's NDP government ...

The Truth Behind Trump Tower Moscow: How Trump Risked Everything For A (Relatively) Tiny Deal  Forbes

Candidate Trump jeopardized his eventual presidency on a middling deal — and one that would have had Vladimir Putin's fingerprints all over it.

Mexico bans Brazil's Odebrecht from participating in federal contracts  Reuters

Mexico has prohibited scandal-plagued Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht SA from participating in public federal contracts, Mexico's public ...

Awards Shift for Giant Military Support Contracts | 2019-04-25  Engineering News-Record

Contracting giant KBR appears to be the big winner in the U.S. Army's April 12 announcement of contractors for the latest Logistics Civil Augmentation Program ...

Rafale Review Petition: Full Text of Written Submissions by Bhushan, Shourie and Sinha  The Wire

With the SC having reserved its verdict, the review petitioners have now given their written submission, which argues that the December 2018 judgement was ...

With Major Contracts Ahead of 2020, Voting Machine Industry Comes Under Scrutiny  NPR

Close ties between vendors and election officials are getting extra attention as states plan to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on new voting machines by ...

Chinese Central Bank-Led Fintech Research Institute Seeks New Blockchain Talent  Cointelegraph

A fintech research institute established by China's central bank, the People's Bank of China (PBoC), has posted several new job openings for blockchain talent.

A 16-Year-Old Unaccompanied Immigrant Boy Has Died In US Government Custody  BuzzFeed News

No health concerns were initially observed, but he soon became “noticeably ill" and required hospitalization, a Health and Human Services spokesperson said.

May to Become Strongest Month for CME’s Bitcoin Futures Trading: Report  Cointelegraph

CME Group, the second global exchange to list bitcoin (BTC) futures, is about to record the biggest trading month for BTC futures trading, industry news outlet ...

New 22 CFR 126.4 ITAR exemption for transfers by or for US government: six things you need to know  International Law Office

After years of waiting, the new 22 CFR 126.4 International Traffic in Arms Regulations licence exemption for transfers of defence articles and services by or for ...

Walz picks Chris Taylor to help diversify state government  Minnesota Public Radio News

Chris Taylor, who currently works in a similar position at the Minnesota Historical Society, will be charged with helping state government recruit and retain a ...

Austrian government collapses over Russia scandal  POLITICO.eu

Kurz calls for snap election after video shows far-right leaders offering contracts for cash.

Procurement Perspectives: Corruption thrives on secrecy in government procurement  Daily Commercial News

As we have seen at the start of 2019 as well as the last quarter of 2018, inconsistency in the procurement process is prevalent. In many published articles on a ...

A 'New Chapter' in Government Procurement of Satellite Solutions  SpaceNews

At the end of 2018, division chief Clare Grason and her entire satellite communications team at the Defense Information Systems Agency moved over to work in ...

A federal program was established to help disadvantaged areas. That’s not where most of the money goes.  Washington Post

A federal program created to boost small companies in disadvantaged areas has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars into some of Washington's most ...

Veep launches national e-procurement system | General News 2019-05-01  GhanaWeb

The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has launched a national e-procurement system to improve efficiency and transparency in public procurement.

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle  ThePrint

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.

Analysis | The Daily 202: Alabama Republicans want to challenge Roe v. Wade. But their abortion ban might not make it to the Supreme Court.  The Washington Post

THE BIG IDEA: When state legislators in Alabama approved the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, the bill's sponsor left little question as to the purpose ...

Man who allegedly ate evidence appears in federal court for corruption case  The Detroit News

Former Detroit Metro Airport official James Warner goes on trial, accused of pocketing the largest amount of bribes in Metro Detroit history.

Court Ruling Reveals Complexities Of SMB Government Contracts  pymnts.com

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has been forced to throw out $15 billion worth of IT *service* contracts with small businesses (SMBs) issued last ...

Albanian Daily News  albaniandailynews.com

The government has approved two concession contracts for the construction of Milot-Balldren and Orikum-Dukat roads, during the meeting held this Wednesday.

What to make of the White House infrastructure meeting?  Brookings Institution

Democratic Party leadership were all smiles after a White House meeting yesterday to discuss future infrastructure policy. President Trump appeared to agree to ...

Government hands consultancies £160 million in Brexit contracts  Consultancy.uk

With seemingly endless Brexit process set to lumber on until the end of October 2019, the UK Government has handed a new round of contracts to consulting ...

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