Press Room

Welcome to Public Spend Forum’s press room. Here you can find the latest press releases and media coverage of our initiatives, as we work to bring people together to solve the public sector’s most pressing problems.


Dr. Steve Kelman from Harvard Joins Public Spend Forum Board

Public Spend Forum (PSF), a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public sector market, announced today that Dr. Steve Kelman has joined its Board of Advisors.

Incumbent Vendors and IT Modernization: Help or Hindrance?

Public Spend Forum and Censeo Consulting Group launched a joint study to explore the root causes hindering modernization efforts across federal agencies.

Five Ways the U.S. Government Can Improve Its Spending

The U.S. government buys $2 trillion in public goods and services, ranging from fighter jets to professional services to office supplies. Citing a joint report on Public Procurement Workforce Competencies, Raj Sharma and Peter Morrissey present five key takeaways for leaders within public sector organizations regarding how ;they can help their procurement workforce enhance its contribution toward organizational goals and objectives.

New Report on Key Competencies for Effective Public Procurement

The Volcker Alliance, with the expertise and support of Public Spend Forum and Censeo Consulting Group, has released a new report, Doing the People’s Business: Key Competencies for Effective Public Procurement, on the required skills of the public procurement workforce, and found the public procurement workforce to be under-performing in nearly 70 percent of identified competency areas, according to study participants.

Public Spend Forum Debuts its 'Public Impact Podcast'

Public Spend Forum recently launched its new Public Impact Podcast, which shares stories of professionals and suppliers innovating and making a positive impact in the global public sector market.

Public Spend Forum Establishes European Presence

Public Spend Forum today announces the launch of Public Spend Forum Europe (previously Public Spend Matters Europe), to add European strength and capability to help make its vision for a global, connected, and transparent public sector market a reality.

Can Economics Fix Public Procurement?

Writing at Governing magazine, Public Spend Forum Founder and Chairman Raj Sharma argues that we need to look at government purchasing through the lens of economics and how markets function most effectively in order to create successful and lasting reform.

Government, Industry Still Can't Figure Out How to Talk

Interviewed by Federal News Radio, Raj Sharma, Public Spend Forum Founder and Chairman, shares his thoughts on category management and other ongoing initiatives from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP).

Profile: Public Spend Forum

Diane Cho sat down with founder Raj Sharma, CEO of Censeo Consulting, to discuss his new iniative, Public Spend Forum, a communiuty of government buyers and suppliers that are trying create a more efficient and innovative public sector market.

Workforce Challenges to Better Buying Power 3.0

Raj Sharma, Public Spend Forum Founder and Chairman, and Alex Haber analyze the release of 'Better Buying Power 3.0' from U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Frank Kendall and consider the areas in which the initiative can improve to allow for more effective purchasing.

Opening Up Competition in Federal IT

Public Spend Forum, a group focusing on public sector markets, recently released Billions in the Balance, a report that analyzes government IT spending, and concluded that a “check the box culture," broken requirements, and a flawed procurement process inhibit competition and limit innovation.

Raj Sharma Talks Public Spend Forum's New Report

Raj Sharma, Chairman and Founder at Public Spend Forum, sits down with Govloop to talk about Billions in the Balance, a new report that examines government IT spending, and lays out the report's interesting new findings.

Raj Sharma Talks Procurement Issues In Government

Interviewed by Govloop's Insights Podcast, Raj Sharma, Founder and Chairman of Public Spend Forum, discusses procurement, acquisitions, and contracting in the U.S. government.

Raj Sharma Talks's Procurement Problem

Founder and Chairman of Public Spend Forum Raj Sharma sits down with Govloop's Insights Podcast to explore's procurement problem.