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What’s New in Civic Tech: Federal Government Launches AI.gov  Government Technology

The federal government has launched a new website dedicated to artificial intelligence. Dubbed Artificial Intelligence for the American People, the site is ...

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 ...

FBI Probe, Oracle Suit Eye Amazon’s Government Procurement Role  pymnts.com

The FBI launches an investigation into the DoD's contract with Amazon Web Services (AWS) after an Oracle suit alleges unfair government procurement ...

30 Companies Getting the Most From the Government  24/7 Wall St.

Source: FineArtCraig / Getty ImagesAccording to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. government spent $4.0 trillion in 2017. While the budget's largest ...

U.K. Approved to Rejoin $1.7 Trillion WTO Procurement Deal  Bloomberg

The United Kingdom won approval to remain in a key World Trade Organization agreement that governs $1.7 trillion worth of annual public procurement ...

Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur  The New York Times

Deap Ubhi has spent his tech career bouncing around. Now he's tangled up in a little battle over one of the biggest government I.T. contracts in history.

How a single update to acquisition law can support cloud adoption  FCW.com

Government desperately needs a better way to buy cloud services. The Section 809 panel's call to create a new contract type for consumption-based solutions is ...

Bloom Assembles Digital Government Alumni for Consulting  Government Technology

According to the former chief digital officer of Boston, one of the nation's most ahead-of-the-curve cities in digital technology, the key to the future of high-tech ...

How the Government Could Successfully Leverage Its Buying Power  GovExec.com

Ridding the federal government's procurement system of unproductive red tape, streamlining purchases, and getting the best price has been a decades-long ...

ABA Federal Procurement Institute — MoFo Attorneys Co-Chair And Moderate Panels - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

During next week's ABA Federal Procurement Institute, March 13-16, 2019 in Annapolis, MD, three Morrison & Foerster Government Contracts attorneys will be ...

OMB sets goals for category management  FCW.com

The Office of Management and Budget tasked agencies with new policy for leveraging category management practices.

Confirmation of continued UK access to the WTO's Government Procurement Agreement  Lexology

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) enables UK businesses to bid for government contracts in the markets of…

New Insurance Product Protects Government Contractors From Bid Protests  PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bid protests have plagued the government contracting industry for decades and are expected to escalate as...

Businesses selling to government will have to prove their social impact as part of procurement shake-up  Diginomica

The Cabinet Office has launched a 12 week consultation on how 'social impact' could be included as part of the contract award process.

IL SBDC, HUBZone and Government Contracting Webinar  AdVantageNEWS.com

IL SBDC, HUBZone and Government Contracting Webinar April 16 The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC)/Procurement Technical Assistance ...

DHS Procurement Lab: Innovating Acquisition by Failing Safely  GovernmentCIO Media

A high-tech prototype backpack demonstrates how agencies can address fear of failure and enhance innovation efforts with cultural support.

SU Ag Center, SBA set to host 15th Annual Procurement Conference  KLFY

Hundreds of current and potential small business owners will gather at the Felton G. Clark Activity Center on April 16 for the Southern University Ag Center's 15th ...

New conflict evidence surfaces in JEDI cloud contract procurement process  TechCrunch

For months, the drama has been steady in the Pentagon's decade-long, $10 billion JEDI cloud contract procurement process. This week the plot thickened when ...

Section 809: Will accountability and transparency be the price of reform?  Federal News Network

The Coalition for Government Procurement said the Section 809 Panel's approach to the concept of “readily available” products and services to reform the ...

One year later, White House to examine President’s Management Agenda  Federal News Network

In today's Federal Newscast, the Trump administration says it now sees an opportunity to build on many of the 14 cross-agency priority goals outlined in the ...

Ivalua Public Procurement & Acquisitions Summit to Showcase Innovations & Government Success Stories  PRNewswire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced details of an ...

FBI, DoD IG conducting preliminary investigation into JEDI, procurements  Federal News Network

At least one source has been interviewed by the FBI and DoD IG asking about the $10 billion Joint Defense Enterprise Infrastructure (JEDI) program and the ...

A lesson from Louisiana: Saving coastal communities | TheHill  The Hill

As coastal Louisiana continues to degrade, communities are left increasingly vulnerable to catastrophic storm flooding. The coastal wetlands, a century ago ...

Mythics awarded contract to install Oracle solutions across 60,000 government agencies  Supply Chain Digital - Supply Chain News, Magazine and Website

Mythics, a value-added reseller and systems integrator headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, revealed this week that it had been awarded a government contract ...

Tri-County Defense Supply Chain fair to connect businesses to government contracting  Lompoc Record

Business owners can meet people in defense contract procurement and learn how to become more competitive in cybersecurity-related areas at the free ...

No deal Brexit | UK government sets out changes to regulated procurement regime  Lexology

On 13 December 2018, the Cabinet Office laid a draft Statutory Instrument (The Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019), which will ...

Other Transactions: Do the Rewards Outweigh the Risks?  Project On Government Oversight

Other transaction agreements, once considered a last resort and risky, are now a preferred contracting process. Why? Because they are favored by large ...

Venezuela's Guaido says government doesn't 'dare' arrest him  WPEC

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Thursday said the government was too dysfunctional to arrest him, in what ...

Government issues latest public procurement guidance with Procurement Policy Note 01/19  Lexology

On 22 February 2019, the Cabinet Office issued Procurement Policy Note 01/19 offering further guidance in relation to the selection criteria of…

Brexit ferry contracts could cost government millions more  BBC News

The government will be forced to spend tens of millions of additional pounds to keep its no-deal ferry contracts in place if Brexit is delayed. Sources have ...

Shanahan plays up Congress’ love of innovation in Space Force plea, projects larger numbers  Federal News Network

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is trying to put the Space Force's best foot forward as Congress starts its 2020 defense authorization cycle and will ...

The top procurement issues in 2019  Federal News Network

Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group talks about the key procurement issues in 2019 including challenges posed by GSA's schedules modernization ...

Bill to modernize bidding clears Senate | Franklin Hamburg Lafayette NJ | Local News  The Advertiser News South

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho to update and streamline the electronic bidding process for public works projects of significant value ...

100 vendors make Aussie whole-of-government software panel  ZDNet

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has announced the vendors for its latest tech-related panel, listing suppliers that will be certified to provide commercial ...

Federal 100: Emily W. Murphy  FCW.com

Name: Emily W. Murphy Title: Administrator Agency: General Services Administration. *Service* first. Every one of the dozens of modernization, automation, ...

VA Procurement and Security Clearance Processing Land on GAO's High-Risk List  GovExec.com

The Veterans Affairs Department suffers from “fundamental management weaknesses and is one of the most challenged in the federal government,” Comptroller ...

How do we stop government graft?  Northside Sun

“Is Mississippi the most corrupt state in the country?” It's one of the most common questions I'm asked as your state auditor. Most folks who ask have read a ...

County Commission hears figures for fire department bids  MDJOnline.com

Polk County is finally looking to purchase some of the items previously approved on their FY 2019 Capital Improvement Plan, and after receiving bids on ...

David Berteau, CEO of Professional Services Council, Selected to 2019 Wash100 for US Government Procurement, Funding Push  ExecutiveBiz

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce David Berteau, CEO of the Professional Services Council, as an inductee into the 2019 Wash100 — Executive ...

Boeing receives $4 billion multiyear contract for 78 F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft  Military Embedded Systems

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. U.S. Navy officials signed a multiyear procurement (MYP) contract with Boeing for 78 F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft that includes 72 ...

Ontario to create a centralized procurement system across government, broader public sector  The Globe and Mail

The government estimates it will save $1-billion a year, starting in about five years.

Government commended for launch of procurement Ethics and Standards Committee  GhanaWeb

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has lauded government for the establishment of a Professional Ethics and Standards Committee for ...

Waiting for a buyout? Good luck with that!  Federal News Network

Years after the buyout surge of the 1990s some still-working feds are hanging on until the next round of buyouts. But that could take a while.

Refining Fairness: Precedent-Setting Cases In Procurement Law - Government, Public Sector - Canada  Mondaq News Alerts

In 2018, courts made significant rulings about what fairness means in procurement law from the perspective of owners and bidders alike. Canada Government ...

Make Corporations Pay for the Green New Deal  Jacobin magazine

A Green New Deal will require trillions of dollars of investment. But the government doesn't actually need to put up all the cash — we can make corporations pay.

Cabinet Office publishes 'Outsourcing Playbook' - 11 new policies to help government get outsourcing right  Diginomica

Whitehall has a chequered past when it comes to the success of outsourcing contracts. The recent fall of Carillion has forced the government to focus its ...

Lawmakers should make following the money easy for procurement contracts • Arizona Mirror  Arizona Mirror

Arizona has taken some good steps toward government transparency in recent years, but none would inform taxpayers more than creating a centralized ...

Management imperatives for schedules consolidation  Federal News Network

This column was originally published on Roger Waldron's blog at The Coalition for Government Procurement and was republished here with permission from the ...

Tips to Win US Government Contracts: Small Business Style  Spend Matters

Let's look at tips to win U.S. government contracts — like assessing eligibility, getting credentials, evaluating set-aside status and finding contracts.

Analysis | Does China's New Investment Law Tackle U.S. Gripes?  Washington Post

A new Chinese law governing investment by foreign companies in China gives the country's trade negotiators something to point to when the U.S. raises ...

Congressman Continues Push for Federal IT Overhaul  GovernmentCIO Media

Representative Will Hurd continues to advocate for federal IT reform, including for AI, cybersecurity and telecommunications, in 116th Congress.

In TV debate, Toni Preckwinkle questions whether Lori Lightfoot has the experience to run Chicago  Chicago Tribune

The exchange was the highlight of the second one-on-one televised debate ahead of the April 2 runoff election that gave each candidate the opportunity to touch ...

UK to insist suppliers pay SMEs quickly, says commercial chief  Global Government Forum

By Ian Hall on 03/03/2019. Email. Gareth Rhys Williams, head of the Crown Commercial *Service*, UK. The UK Government is to exclude companies from ...

Turkey targets defense and aerospace exports to counter growing national deficit  DefenseNews.com

ANKARA, Turkey — The Turkish government is pressuring its defense and aerospace industries to boost exports as part of an aggressive strategy aimed at ...

Falklands launches procurement process and issues tender for a new port facility  MercoPress

The Falkland Islands Executive Council on Wednesday approved a formal procurement process to issue an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to the global construction ...

Reported revelation pauses legal fight over JEDI procurement  Washington Business Journal

A federal judge has granted a stay in a legal battle involving the Defense Department, Oracle and Amazon Web Services regarding the blockbuster $10 billion ...

Pentagon Reviewing Potential Conflicts of Interests in Cloud Bid  Bloomberg

An unexpected twist in an ongoing legal battle over a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract has thrust a former Defense Department official's connections to ...

Government Board selects 360Giving Data Standard for disclosing of grant data  UK Fundraising

The UK Government's Open Standards Board has selected the 360Giving Data Standard for use by central government departments and their agencies when.

New integrity regime will add 'flexibility' to procurement bans, states minister  Daily Commercial News

OTTAWA — Canada's minister in charge of procurement says the Trudeau government wants its integrity regime for corporate wrongdoing to be more flexible ...

Finding the Magic Line Below Which Cities Can Buy Stuff Easily  Government Technology

Purchasing thresholds — the dollar amount above which a government agency must put out a call for competitive bids — can be pretty important.

Alfresco's Tony Franzonello Parts the Clouds on Agency Migration  MeriTalk

MeriTalk recently connected with Tony Franzonello, Vice President of Federal Sales at Alfresco, on the hurdles his Federal agency partners have faced with the ...

Introduction to the Foreign Investment Law  Lexology

On 15 March 2019, the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China (the “PRC”) promulgated the PRC Foreign Investment Law (the “FIL”)…

Government Investigations in Switzerland  Lexology

Use the Lexology Getting The Deal Through tool to compare the answers in this article with those from other jurisdictions. Enforcement agencies and corporate ...

DNA Evidence: DOJ Should Improve Performance Measurement and Properly Design Controls for Nationwide Grant Program  Government Accountability Office

State and local crime labs analyze DNA evidence from crime scenes to help bring criminals to justice. At the end of 2017, these labs had about 169000 ...

In bid to save cash, Ford government will centralize public sector procurement  iPolitics.ca

TORONTO—The Ford government will centralize public sector procurement in the hopes of shaving $1 billion off the provincial deficit. But the savings from the ...

Are Your Local Utilities Contracting with Local Minorities Firms? Probably Not!  The Chicago Cusader

Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow Utility companies are licensed monopolies. They are authorized to provide services such as water, heating ...

Case Summary: Procedural fairness is reviewed on a standard of correctness  Lexology

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Municipal Councillor – Judicial review – Appeals – Natural justice – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard ...

New County Procurement Director Vows To Foster Business-Friendly Atmosphere  BethesdaMagazine.com

Montgomery County's new procurement director, Ash Shetty, thinks it's time for the county to streamline processes to make the department more friendly to ...

Measure Drone Solutions Now Available on Carahsoft's SEWP V Contract  GlobeNewswire

Expert Drone Services and Software Now Available to Public Sector. WASHINGTON and RESTON, Va. , March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Measure UAS, ...

What Amazon Didn’t Get From New York  Bloomberg

With outrage over the failed deal fading, maybe there can be a rational debate about how governments attract business.

Business and government leaders parse through Yukon’s new procurement policy  Yukon News

Perhaps the biggest two takeaways from the Yukon government's new procurement policy are welcoming First Nations into the fold of the process and defining ...

| Historical Headlines – March 22  The Kittanning Paper

3/22/1969 – State police here, investigating a break-in earlier this week at Morda's Dining Room, said a 12-inch television set is missing. 3/22/1969 – Miss ...

techUK urges govt to support SMEs in tech procurement  Government Computing Network

techUK has urged the government to transact more procurement through the Digital Marketplace for providing more support to SME suppliers.

Government Investigations in Turkey  Lexology

Use the Lexology Getting The Deal Through tool to compare the answers in this article with those from other jurisdictions. Enforcement agencies and corporate ...

Public Procurement In Scotland Post Brexit - Government, Public Sector - UK  Mondaq News Alerts

The Scottish Government has published its first two Scottish Procurement Policy Notes (SPPNs) for 2019, both of which relate to public procurement in Scotland .

Interserve administration will not affect delivery of public services, government says  Infrastructure Intelligence

The parliamentary secretary of the Cabinet Office, Oliver Dowden, has reassured government and Interserve suppliers that the company's refinancing deal will ...

OPINION: Strategic sourcing key in government procurement  IOL

One of the country's biggest, if not the biggest, consumers of goods, services and products is the government writes Eustace Mashimbye.

FBI Is Investigating JEDI Cloud Procurement Process: Report  CRN

After complaints from Oracle about conflicts of interest that favor AWS, one person involved in the military's looming $10 billion cloud transformation initiative has ...

Government pays Eurotunnel £33m over Brexit ferry case  BBC News

The government will pay £33m to Eurotunnel in an agreement to settle a lawsuit over extra ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit. In December, the ...

Private-power group disputes government claim B.C. Hydro wasting $16 billion on unneeded electricity  Vancouver Sun

The province's allegation that the previous government pressured B.C. Hydro into buying $16 billion worth of electricity it doesn't need from independent power ...

A reporter asked the government about a Navy ship — then got a call from an Irving president  CBC.ca

Transcript. Ninety minutes after Postmedia reporter David Pugliese submitted questions to two government departments about a possible issue on a navy ship, ...

Stop stalling with consultations, it's time for government to deliver on pipeline  Infrastructure Intelligence

The government needs to get serious about delivering its pipeline and stop stalling progress with more consultations says Stephen Tobin, infrastructure expert ...

'Social value' model developed for UK government procurements  Out-Law.com

The government's draft new social value delivery model sets out policy outcomes based on broad 'social value' themes that departments can strive for when ...

U.S. Firms Are Helping Build China’s Orwellian State  Foreign Policy

When a Dutch cybersecurity researcher disclosed last month that Chinese security contractor SenseNets left a massive facial recognition database tracking the ...

Government extends IGST, compensation cess exemption under various export promotion plans  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Giving relief to exporters, the government has extended IGST (Integrated Goods and *Service* Tax) and compensation cess exemptions for goods ...

New Amazon Bias Charge Likely to Delay Pentagon's Cloud Contract  Bloomberg

A new Pentagon investigation into whether a former employee's connections to Amazon.com Inc. corrupted a $10 billion cloud contract is likely to delay the ...

Procurement Perspectives: Improving your success rate on RFPs  Daily Commercial News

Many contractors are frustrated with the success rate they have winning RFPs. Several different factors contribute to the ability of a proponent being successful in ...

What to expect from the Government Procurement Act  The Malaysian Reserve

Procurement legislation that the government plans to have by 2023 can replace various circulars and directives that currently govern the practice.

Govt raises procurement quotation limit to S$90,000, Government & Economy  The Business Times

Singapore Budget 2019: THE BUSINESS TIMES Government & Economy - THE upper limit for quotations in government procurement will be raised to S$90000 ...

Poll: Gantz gains momentum, but Right has clear advantage  Israel Hayom

For the first time since the start of the campaign for the April 9 Knesset election, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz is polling higher than Prime Minister ...

How to Read China's New Foreign Investment Law  China Briefing

China's newly introduced Foreign Investment Law intends to address international criticism over its market access and legal protections for investors.

Buyer beware? How to avoid price shocks in public contracts  Lexology

The Irish public sector spent €12bn on goods, services and works last year according to the Office of Government Procurement. As public bodies are…

Editorial, 3/9: Closing gaps in procurement process good for taxpayers  Lincoln Journal Star

When vendors have been unable to meet the terms of the state contracts, the resulting cancellations have cost Nebraska millions in recent years.

Event for Women-Owned Businesses Helps to Increase Corporate and Government Opportunities  PR Web

On Wednesday, April 10, the Women's Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) is hosting its first Connections to Contracts event focusing on increasing ...

Sindh govt cancels procurement of Green Line buses  The Express Tribune

KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to cancel “Green Buses” procurement process following the federal government's decision to run the buses on this ...

Clyde Procure Alert: UK Government consultation open on social value in procurements  Lexology

The UK Government has announced that it is targeting 1/3 of central government contracts to be awarded to small and medium sized enterprises by 2022…

International trade is incredibly important to small businesses – Here's why  Fox News

Right now, Congress has a big opportunity to help small business. And while the nature of the opportunity is tremendous, and historic, it may not fit with common ...

Number one on the list of bad ideas for data privacy protection  American Enterprise Institute

View related *content*: Technology and Innovation. In 23 states, chief information officers are working through an onslaught of legislative efforts that would ...

UK Government Launches Opportunity for Industry to Collaborate on the Development of Next-Generation Air Power  I-Connect007

Companies from across the UK defence industry have come together in the first opportunity for suppliers to engage with the Government and Team Tempest ...

Procurement frameworks: The role of the public sector in energy demand  Open Access Government

Adam Garbutt, CCS Category Lead for Utilities & Fuels (Strategic) at Crown Commercial *Service* – HELGA explains the role of the public sector when it comes to ...

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