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Modernizing Government Technology Through Micropurchasing Authorities And Modular Techniques

On a special episode of the Public Procurement Leaders podcast, guest host Frank McNally talks with technologists in the public and private sector about modernizing government technology using micropurchasing and modular procurement techniques. 

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Technology Procurement Symposium: Watch Videos, Download Slides, Check Out Photo Gallery

Held in Los Angeles and in collaboration with Mayor Garcetti’s office, this event showcased the technologies and approaches that are disrupting public procurement and the technology buying process.

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Harrison Smith Talks Lean and the Opportunity Costs of Inefficiency

Harrison Smith continues to create positive change for his organization and his stakeholders as Deputy Chief Procurement Officer at IRS. Listen as he discusses how to champion change in government through lean methods and good old fashioned listening.

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The UK central government buying organisation Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has made progress into creating Crown Marketplace, destined to change how the public sector buys its common goods and services as the next generation of Digital Marketplace in an effort to bring more ...
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“In DOD now, everybody says they’re doing agile. But when they say they are doing agile, they mean you stand instead of sitting down at meetings, and that you use sticky notes to track tasks. If you do those things, you’re an agile god. They are still doing lengthy requirements ...
The UK Government’s central buying organisation, Crown Commercial Services (CCS), has launched a new suite of travel and venue solutions for the public sector. Public Sector Travel and Venue Solutions (PSTVS) will enable the booking of rail and air travel, accommodation and event ...
A new Data Ethics Framework has been launched in the UK to make sure the Government sets the highest global standards for how public servants should use data appropriately. The scheme is the only effort by a national government to discuss the considerations public servants should ...
The public sector hasn’t exactly reaped the rewards of rapid advancements in technology, but things are changing thanks to forward thinking procurement professionals and civic technologists. These people have collectively spent the past 5 years (post-Healthcare.gov) hacking away ...
Buying with public money is difficult; it requires many things, not least scruples, skill, integrity (if done well) – the list goes on. But one thing is certain, the outcome must be about Value and Transparency. That brings us to a very useful article in Government Technology ...
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