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Top Suppliers Highlighted in Global Military Virtual Training Market Report

31 Oct 2019
The “Military Virtual Training Market” shares the potential supply and demand, value, competition of the market as well as the top players to watch within this emerging market. Different organizations, manufacturers, and vendors also play a role in the market.  These top players are employing...

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

AI public procurement platform secures investment

7 Nov 2019
A new UK-based public procurement platform, Stotles (from Aristotle), using cutting-edge tech to give a clear view of government tenders that are open to pitches has received investment from Seedcamp. The platform enables suppliers to follow indicators, track potential contract renewals, monitor...

Turkey pledges more transparency in public spending

7 Nov 2019
Following criticism that the country has become more secretive about how it spends taxpayer money, the Turkish government has pledged to reveal more details about public spending. A new website will publish spending and budget details. It will also publish the results of public tenders online. Read...

Social value is the latest frontier for public procurement and value for money

7 Nov 2019
Civil Service World has published an article on what social value means for the public sector. It explains how it interacts with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to compel commissioners and suppliers to widen their positive impacts through investment, transformation and regeneration, and that...

Businesses in NW England told Innovation is way to win public sector contracts

31 Oct 2019
Ambitious companies in the North West of England have been urged to increase their focus on public sector contracts to grow their businesses. Representatives of over 40 firms attended a supplier engagement event organised by Salford City Council, in conjunction with Bloom Procurement Services, and...

International

Renewable energy to expand by 50% in next five years

24 Oct 2019
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has found that solar, wind and hydropower projects are rolling out at their fastest rate in four years. In fact global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50% in the next five years. “The appetite of...

Five bold public contracting reforms to improve public services in five cities

17 Oct 2019
Five teams of public contracting reformers from Buenos Aires, Ecuador, Mexico City, Moldova, and New Orleans have been selected to participate in the inaugural Lift impact programme, the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) and social impact firm Reboot. The year-long support programme is designed...