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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...

A Conversation with Emmy-Nominated Director and VR Innovator Kevin Cornish

Jul 23, 2021
Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Samuel L. Jackson, Dove Cameron, Taylor Swift… These are just some of the A-list celebrities that Kevin Cornish, founder of Moth + Flame and leading VR innovator, has worked with. In case your jaws haven’t dropped to the floor yet, we are talking about an...

Saving Rust Belt Cities with Infrastructure Spending

Jul 7, 2021
The term “infrastructure spending” gets tossed around frequently, but do we truly understand the meaning of it? For rust belt cities like Ogdensburg, rebuilding physical infrastructure is much more than just a construction project — it could be the solution to a declining economy and...

How to Bid on Maryland State Contracts 

Jun 21, 2021
So you want to bid on Maryland-specific state contracts? From bid systems to ePortals, to the right opportunities, this article will take you into the depths of everything you need to know on your contracting journey with the state’s centralized eProcurement Program. For more information about...

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...

The Efficiency and Effectiveness of Public Procurement

Mar 18, 2021
Sergii Dovgalenko is CPO of JSC (joint stock company) Ukrainian Railways. He is an experienced procurement strategist with proven transformation expertise and was previously head of procurement for Etihad Airways in the UAE, where he headed up indirect procurement and P2P operations. In his...

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...