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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 …
The World Bank’s Global Public Procurement Database (GPPD) captures data about country procurement and e-Procurement systems at a global level. The aim of the GPPD is to promote procurement reform and innovation through improved transparency and knowledge-sharing, by providing a …
As the world mobilizes to respond to COVID-19, procurement has a central role. The availability of supply and agile use of resources is critical for mobilization. In my position, I talk with multiple public procurement officers in any given week, and …
The Small Business Administration has released FAQs prepared to address concerns a small business performing on federal contracts may have related to the impact of the Coronavirus. See here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jaimegracia_sbafaqs-for-coronavirus-gcbd-guidance-ugcPost-6645703312236691457-KH_6/ Additional resources here: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources …
The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which is currently putting together the government’s National Data Strategy, is to conduct a six-week review of how best to ensure the sharing of data between departments and the current barriers to …
The European Commission has published new white papers on its goals for creating a single market for personal and non-personal data and promoting the development of artificial intelligence in Europe. The aim of the strategy is to create a genuine …
Adrian Overall, CEO of CloudStratex, discusses his campaign for change within UK public sector IT projects and procurement: waste and extravagance are often the words most associated with public sector procurement, he says. CloudStratex delivered a letter to No. 10 …
The current COVID-19 outbreak has raised several questions within the government contracting community. From canceled events, to closed facilities, to strains on supply chains; government contractors are having contingency plans put to the test. As companies scramble to interpret force …
Spend Matters recently invited Eved’s founder and CEO, Talia Mashiach, to submit a guest article on how procurement organizations can navigate through supplier negotiations given recent conference and event cancellations. Eved is a spend management and payments platform built for …
Friends – In consideration of current circumstances regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, Public Spend Forum is suspending all in-person workshops and events until such time as deemed appropriate by experts. We remain dedicated to our customers and partners, and so in …