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NCMA Leadership Series: Commanding Soft Skills

Jan 29, 2021
Wendy Masiello, Lt Gen, ASAF (ret.) is president of Wendy Mas Consulting, LLC and serves as an independent director for KBR Inc., EURPAC Service, Inc., and StandardAero. She is also a Director on the Procurement Roundtable and National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Board, a Senior Advisor...

Cybersecurity Experts Discuss ‘Smart City’ Tech

Apr 8, 2021
As ‘smart city’ technologies like street video surveillance, emergency alert systems, automatic tolling, and gunshot detection systems continue to expand through state and local government, so does the threat of damaging consequences due to the hacking of these systems. When state and local...

What You Need to Know About StateRAMP

Apr 1, 2021
With the threat of cyber crime increasing in recent decades, government agencies have become one of the most common targets for malware attacks. Even outside of state and local government, cyber criminals often exploit the unprotected third party solutions provided by vendors who sell to the...

Public Schools Saw a ‘Record-Breaking’ Increase in Cyber Threats in 2020

Mar 29, 2021
As remote learning and remote working have become the norm during the coronavirus pandemic, new security challenges have been presented in businesses and school districts alike in the form of cyber threats. School districts have been particularly targeted in the past year, seeing increases in data...

CISA’s Plan to Spend $650M on Cyber Protections

Mar 15, 2021
After seeing a boom in technological advancement following the start of quarantine last March, cyber threats faced by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) continue to grow. According to one article by the Federal News Network, CISA plans to utilize approximately $650 million...

Despite Pandemic, PPE Suppliers Can’t Find Buyers

Feb 17, 2021
Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for masks in the United States has skyrocketed, driven in part by new guidance from public health officials encouraging mask-wearing. Still, many American producers of the coveted N95 surgical masks have been hard-pressed to find buyers, as The New...

Breath Tests: An Emerging COVID-19 Rapid Testing Strategy

Feb 16, 2021
While the coronavirus has been forcing the nation into lockdown for almost a year, new innovations are constantly being made in the detection and treatment of the novel coronavirus. Advancements in the field of emerging medical technology have simplified the process of traveling and staying safe in...

A.I. Detects Market Manipulation: “Gamestonk”

Feb 2, 2021
Wall Street has entered the meme wars and it’s bringing A.I. to the party! In what is now being called the “Gamestonk” event, a group of Redditors decided to buy substantial amounts of stock in GameStop and other “meme” companies as a protest against hedge funds who were shorting the...

A.I. Tech Predicting Earthquake

Jan 22, 2021
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the broadly defined term for a variety of emerging technological advancements related to machine learning and automation. In recent years, the many forms of developing artificial intelligence have been used to assist the public sector in overcoming many creative...

Speeding up the payment of public contracts

Jan 15, 2021
Erica Bosio, a researcher at the World Bank Group, Greta Polo, a private sector development analyst at the World Bank and Vinay Sharma, global director of solutions and innovations in procurement at the World Bank’s governance global practice give their take on how to speed up the payment of...

How to Bid on Government Contracts: Reviewing Government Solicitations

Jan 13, 2021
Unless you have a small army of business development professionals on your payroll, you can’t pursue all the government solicitations that match your capabilities. You need to make smart decisions about where to invest your limited resources to give your company the best chance to succeed without...

Top Government Contracting Insights of 2020

Jan 13, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced many unprecedented challenges in the public procurement space throughout 2020. Despite these difficulties, Public Spend Forum continued to provide quality learning content in the public procurement space, summarized through this reading list for government...