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GAO: Better Data Needed On Data Center Consolidation Savings

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports a lack of consistency in how data is reported.

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Procurement Key To Brexit's Success

Diginomica looks at a report that claims that the success of Britain's departure from the EU will depend upon the country's digital procurement capabilities. 

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Malusi Gigaba Announces Need To Reform Procurement In South Africa

Malusi Gigaba, Finance Minister of South Africa, has announced a need to reform public procurement and support black-owned businesses.

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Attorney Cheryl Behymer looks at a piece of President Trump's budget that had been rumored, but is now official: The proposed merger of the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contracting Compliance Programs and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The former would ...
Boeing has filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office over a U.S. Air Force decision to allow L3 Technologies to choose a new plane to replace its EC-130 Compass Call intelligence aircraft. It is an unprecedented decision, according to reports, to allow a defense ...
Venkatapathi "PV" Puvvada, president of Unisys Federal, writes in FCW that the "time for IT acquisition reform is now." Puvvada highlights recent progress, including the House's passage of the MGT Act, as signs the government is ready to move on real reform, as well as the Department ...
Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R_OH) have introduced a bill in the Senate to create a pilot "bug bounty" program, that would offer cash rewards to ethical hackers who find vulnerabilities in the Department of Homeland Security's websites. The bill calls for $250,000 ...
A bipartisan group of senators, including Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Tom Udall (D-NM), are urging the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee to act quickly on the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act. The two wrote an email to the chairman and ranking ...
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In an interesting story about the importance of procurement, Diginomica looks at a report from the analyst group GUIDE Consultancy, which claims that the success of Britain's departure from the European Union—known as Brexit—will depend upon the country's digital procurement ...
The Baltic Course reports that officers from the Klaipeda department of the Lithuanian Special Investigation Service raided a Lithuanian construction firm as part of an international pre-trial investigation into suspected public procurement fraud. It was investigating the case ...
Bulgarian anti-corruption unit has charged former Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov with mismanagement that led to state losses of about 500 million levs (US$278 million) related to signing contracts in breach of public procurement rules. It is alledged he did not call a public procurement ...
The Royal Decree of 18 April 2017 on the award of public procurement in classic sectors was published in the Belgian Official Gazette of 9 May 2017. The decree implements in particular the Law of 17 June 2016 on public procurement. It includes: the introduction of the European ...
This is our weekly European public procurement news roundup. We will be bringing you recent public sector stories and information from around Europe’s news portals, reporting on how more than a trillion Euros of taxpayer money is being spent. This will become part of a future ...
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On Monday May, 15, the Finance Minister of South Africa Malusi Gigaba announced, in a speech to the Black Business Council , that the country’s National Treasury would use its 500 billion rand ($40 billion) annual procurement budget to spur economic development and pursue ...
According to the 2017 Benchmarking Public Procurement (BPP) report from the World Bank , governments all over the world are still struggling with transparency and efficiency in their public procurement. Each year, the World Bank compiles data from 123 countries to assess the ...
A recent report from the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) in the state of Victoria, Australia, highlights a pretty incredible story of wasted public money, bad practice and outright corruption. We dont often feature stories from that part of the world, but this ...
We found an excellent article here on the foreignpolicy.com website by Elisabeth Braw, looking at the issues around countries sharing military procurement. It is both interesting to the casual reader and informative, and raises some interesting procurement issues that go beyond ...
Every year the World Bank benchmarks the regulatory environments in 77 economies the world over, assessing their impact on the public procurement process. The benchmarking essentially cuts across two lines: The procurement lifecycle (how well the contract lifecycle from bid preparation ...