Podcasts

The Public Impact Podcast is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating successes and innovations in the public sector, and the people who are making them happen.

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If you’ve been watching the federal acquisition landscape of late, you may have seen an increased rumbling coming from the Hill about the value and the approach of the teams of tech experts that have come to government in the wake of the Healthcare.gov ...
You hear it time and again: If it weren’t for the regulations, we’d have loads of innovation in the public sector. Nowhere in government is there a more maligned document than the FAR, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, which has been blamed for any ...
On today’s episode of the Public Impact Podcast , Public Spend Forum Co-Founder and Chair Raj Sharma talks with retired Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Ward  about his approach to innovation, building a culture of trust when it comes to taking risks, and how ...
For years California's Child Welfare System—the electronic records system that helped keep track of cases for neglected, abused and vulnerable kids—was woefully out of date. And when California decided to go out to bid for a new one, the request for proposal ...
We so often hear about how difficult it is for the Department of Defense to work with smaller or newer businesses, that it's often easy to write off any potential working relationship as dead in the water. But that's exactly why the Pentagon created the ...
Plenty of people know the story of the Tech Surge that helped save Healthcare.gov, led by folks like Todd Park, Mikey Dickerson and Ryan Panchadsaram. But not as many people know that after the surge ended on March 31, 2014, there was still much work ...
Every year, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) gathers up some of the massive amounts of data the agency collects, identifies a few mission challenges it wants to address and puts out the call around the world for help. The annual ...
We are back with new episodes of the Public Impact Podcast, the only podcast telling stories of success and innovation in the public sector. These are stories that you won't always read in the newspaper, but that need to shared and celebrated. Like our ...

Policies and Regulations

President Trump Revokes Entirety Of Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order

Trump's revocation of Obama's controversial order impacts paycheck transparency rule, as well.
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Claiming Damages Resulting From An Unfavorable CPARS Rating

Firms may have a new weapon against unfair, biased, or inaccurate past performance reviews.
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Procurement Challenge – UK Government Pays Out £100 Million

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the UK has not appealed a challenge and must now pay out £100 Million.
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Perspectives and Insights

Why Don't Small Businesses Sell To The Government?

Former White House procurement policy chief Steve Kelman dives into the details.
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Wrongheaded Push For Government Contracts Transparency

This new act will do nothing to improve value for taxpayers by reducing competition and raising costs.
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10 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Professional Buying Organisations (PBOs)

Think you know about PBOs and what they do in the procurement process? Here are ten interesting facts.
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