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The Scottish government has published a new cloud procurement framework with 14 providers approved to bid for contracts estimated to be worth £30m – writes Government Computing. The new framework supersedes the government’s four-year Hosting Services Framework and has been …
In a bid to help schools save money, the Department for Education is spending £400,000 on sourcing a digital tool to help streamline procurement. The long-term saving is for £1bn of the current £10bn spend on non-staff costs by 2020.
The tool is intended to improve UK national infrastructure procurement and ensure that government selection of infrastructure procurement models is made with a robust consideration of broader factors beyond cost. Public bodies will be able to analyse the costs and …
The government of Kazakhstan adopted a decree which obliges the country’s authorities to buy passenger cars only from domestic manufacturers. “Goods produced by a legal entity of the Republic of Kazakhstan with a CT-KZ goods origin certificate are allowed to …
Chief executive of UK Government Investments, Mark Russell, is leaving the post to chair the Ministry of Defence’s buying agency Defence Equipment & Support. He pledges to “partner more effectively with private sector suppliers” at the defence buying body. He said: “I am …
The armed forces may not be the first sector we think about when considering uses of Virtual Reality – gaming, film, construction purposes all come to mind. But VR is being used and has been adopted by UK military for …
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 …
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 ‘TheyBuyForYou’ project brings together researchers, innovators and public administrations from five European countries who are working on guidelines for procurement data visualisation. An international research team with open data specialists from the University of Southampton have integrated tender and …
To modernise its defence vehicles and improve the National Armed Forces’ mobility, Latvian ministry of defence has approached 12 countries to ascertain their suitability for a planned 10-year contract to supply of armoured vehicles to the Latvian military as part …