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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

Joint procurement of protective equipment for coronavirus

26 Mar 2020
A joint European procurement initiative has been able to secure at considerable scale and at short notice protective clothing and medical equipment. Some producers have exceeded the quantities requested by the 25 member states taking part in the procurement. The European Commission used a...

Europe Establishes New Plan for AI and Data Regulation

26 Mar 2020
European Union lawmakers have suggested that a new bundle of proposals may need to be considered to create a more ethical and well-regulated future for the age of AI. The proposals include implementing new rules for high-risk AI systems that allow for traceable and transparent communication. The...

COVID-19 and the Conduct of Public Procurement

26 Mar 2020
European Governments are advising their public procurement bodies how to conduct business during the crisis – from issuing public procurement procedures, their evaluation and their award as smoothly as possible without public officials meeting in person, to temporarily accepting digital bank...

Cyber security – growing threats mean growing demand

19 Mar 2020
High-profile data leaks are becoming more common and cybercrime is forecast to inflict damages in the trillions of dollars by 2021. Investments in cybersecurity are anticipated to reach $250 billion by 2023 with spending already rising higher for 2019 than in any other industry sector. The growing...

UK Government changes procurement policy in response to Covid-19

19 Mar 2020
The UK government announced on March 18 a change in their approach to the procurement of goods and services amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with immediate effect. In order to procure goods, services and works with extreme urgency during this time of crisis when the supply chain is disrupted, the...

International

Joint procurement of protective equipment for coronavirus

26 Mar 2020
A joint European procurement initiative has been able to secure at considerable scale and at short notice protective clothing and medical equipment. Some producers have exceeded the quantities requested by the 25 member states taking part in the procurement. The European Commission used a...

Europe Establishes New Plan for AI and Data Regulation

26 Mar 2020
European Union lawmakers have suggested that a new bundle of proposals may need to be considered to create a more ethical and well-regulated future for the age of AI. The proposals include implementing new rules for high-risk AI systems that allow for traceable and transparent communication. The...

Cyber security – growing threats mean growing demand

19 Mar 2020
High-profile data leaks are becoming more common and cybercrime is forecast to inflict damages in the trillions of dollars by 2021. Investments in cybersecurity are anticipated to reach $250 billion by 2023 with spending already rising higher for 2019 than in any other industry sector. The growing...

UK Government changes procurement policy in response to Covid-19

19 Mar 2020
The UK government announced on March 18 a change in their approach to the procurement of goods and services amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with immediate effect. In order to procure goods, services and works with extreme urgency during this time of crisis when the supply chain is disrupted, the...