Latest News

United States

How NASA Wants to Explore AI

23 Jul 2019
NASA is seeking to address barriers with advanced technology in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Specifically, the organization is looking to apply AI to aeronautics, operations, human capital, and IT support.  Improvements to projects can take significant strides with machine...

Addressing Cybersecurity Threats for State, Local Governments

17 Jul 2019
State and local governments face looming cybersecurity threats but emerging tech may be able to address the issues Cybersecurity in America is a complicated topic. Federal and state organizations rely on different network construction to protect valuable data. The federal government is heavily...

Air Force Awards Another IT-as-a-Service Contract

15 Jul 2019
Accenture Federal Services is now responsible for providing IT services to eight Air Force bases in lieu of the Air Force pivoting enterprise IT-as-a-service (EITaaS) to commercial companies. The EITaaS initiative will provide basic IT infrastructure and services to free up Air Force service...

NASA Awards 248 Small Business Contracts to Support Moon Mission

8 Jul 2019
Americans will be back on the Moon by 2024 –– a bold aim of the Trump Administration expressed March of this year. President Trump has signed off the implementation of the Space Policy Directive-1. He received a unanimous recommendation from the National Space Council to expedite regulations...

Europe

Sustainable Urban Integrated Transport Systems Initiative

12 Sep 2019
A four-year research and innovation action project is under way to develop and implement sustainable, inclusive and accessible transport strategies. Sustainable Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable tools for Small to Medium local authorities, is a research and innovation initiative...

EU Defence Joint Procurement

12 Sep 2019
The European Commission president has said that the EU should do more foreign policy by majority rather than unanimity, and that the EU’s defence union project will have its own offices and staff in Brussels. A new directorate general [DG] for defence industry and space will speed up work on...

Key to Understanding the Public Procurement Process and Compete for Projects

5 Sep 2019
Market intelligence solutions provider SpendEdge has recently published an article for any firm wanting to better understand the public procurement process when competing for work. It highlights six key steps to follow including: requirement identification, scope of the procurement, determining the...

How UK CCS Is Supporting the Development of Smart Cities

5 Sep 2019
UK Crown Commercial Service category lead for technology solutions, explains how the CCS can support the development of smart cities and help modernise public sector procurement practices on Public Sector Executive. “By working together, suppliers, customers and CCS can create the more efficient...

International

Sustainable Urban Integrated Transport Systems Initiative

12 Sep 2019
A four-year research and innovation action project is under way to develop and implement sustainable, inclusive and accessible transport strategies. Sustainable Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable tools for Small to Medium local authorities, is a research and innovation initiative...

EU Defence Joint Procurement

12 Sep 2019
The European Commission president has said that the EU should do more foreign policy by majority rather than unanimity, and that the EU’s defence union project will have its own offices and staff in Brussels. A new directorate general [DG] for defence industry and space will speed up work on...

New UK Framework for Simplified Purchase of Cloud Services

5 Sep 2019
NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has set up a new procurement framework to provide the entire public sector with a simple, quicker and OJEU-compliant means of purchasing cloud solutions. 24 suppliers have been selected on value for money for the framework which is intended to make the...

How EU Public Contract Winners Are Selected

29 Aug 2019
Dr Pedro Telles of Swansea University and expert in public procurement law has recently reviewed a study conducted by DataLab looking into how public contract winners in the EU are chosen. The study uses data from 2016 onwards. He discovers that a high proportion (66.5%) is awarded to the...

British Steel Finds A Buyer

22 Aug 2019
News that British Steel has a buyer hit the headlines in the UK this week. A Turkish pension fund firm subsidiary has emerged as the frontrunner in the preferred buyer selection process of the British Government – Oyak already owns 49.3% of Turkey’s largest steelmaker, Erdemir, as well as a...