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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

European single data market

27 Feb 2020
The European Commission is planning a single European market for data, in hopes that by pooling talent, the region can compete with Big Tech in Silicon Valley and China, according to PYMNTS.com. Evolving data policies and regulation point towards a single market across Europe. Final proposals and...

CBI says UK construction industry business model not fit for purpose

27 Feb 2020
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned that the British construction industry is facing a crucial period where thin profit margins and an ageing workforce will clash with high demand for construction. In the demand for construction there is widespread awareness of the need for...

World’s first EU-compliant office suite launched

21 Feb 2020
Global supplier of IT-infrastructure cloud services, City Network, has launched Compliant Office, an office collaboration and productivity tool with built-in regulatory compliance. It includes e-mail, team chat, calendars and documents, and is based in and operated in Europe and governed solely...

Scotland’s Programme helps more businesses win Government contracts

13 Feb 2020
Alongside the Scottish Government’s Supplier Development Programme (SDP), Moray Council’s procurement team has been holding training workshops to help local businesses secure more public sector contracts. A diverse set of businesses have attended, who said in a post-event survey that their...

International

World’s first EU-compliant office suite launched

21 Feb 2020
Global supplier of IT-infrastructure cloud services, City Network, has launched Compliant Office, an office collaboration and productivity tool with built-in regulatory compliance. It includes e-mail, team chat, calendars and documents, and is based in and operated in Europe and governed solely...

Public sector buying organisation launches first drone framework

13 Feb 2020
A public sector drone framework has been launched by YPO, one of the UK’s largest public sector buying and procurement organisations. The new Drones and Associated Products and Services framework has been designed for the emergency service and the wider public sector. YPO was approached by the...

Open contracting and the EU in 2020: What to expect

30 Jan 2020
Open Contracting Partnership expects 2020 to be a year of great strides towards opening up public procurement across the EU. “Even a slight shift of 1% in efficiency would save the EU around EUR 20 billion per year,” it says. The European Commission (and member states) will be laying out a...

AI Award for faster tech use in the UK NHS

30 Jan 2020
The UK government has announced a £140m artificial intelligence (AI) award to be supported by the National Health Service (NHS) AI Lab to fast track testing and adoption of the most promising tools by the NHS. “The Department of Health and Social Care is expected to invite applications for the...

The UK government has developed an AI playbook

30 Jan 2020
The UK government has developed an AI playbook to help public sector decision-makers understand and deploy artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. It is has been produced by the Office for Artificial Intelligence (OAI) and the Government Digital Service (GDS). The guide offers advice to public...