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We know governments face enormous challenges, and we know the innovation fostered by private sector partners and suppliers that is critical to tackling those challenges. And yet all over the world governments have placed huge and unnecessary barriers in place …
Public Spend Forum recently hosted a webinar on procurement and spend analytics, with Professor Joseph Sandor of Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business giving an introduction to analytics, and Dan Warn of our sponsor BravoSolution walking through a …
Former Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra called the current bid protest system “absurd,” saying it mostly just delays progress, without actually helping contractors, according to an article in Nextgov. “This protest thing really ticks me …
While the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental (DIUx) was set up to engage smaller, innovative firms that typically are outside the defense market, Federal News Radio notes that the two largest contracts recently awarded through DIUx went …
One of the topics that came up at the recent Public Spend Forum Europe Exchange kick-off meeting was attitudes towards risk amongst the public sector procurement community. Our senior group, from across many different parts of the public sector, discussed …
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)—a federal contractor association—has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to stop the implementation of President Barack Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order, which is …
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) has released the results of its 2016 State Procurement Practices Survey, a comprehensive look at how procurement practices, policies and regulations shake out around the country. You can read the …
Did you know you can earn continuous learning credits by publishing content like blog posts and articles to the Open Global Community? Check with your career manager and confirm your writing goals and topic of interest, then use our criteria …
As one of her last acts as Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Administrator, Anne Rung published a blog post on Friday, looking back at the two years since President Barack Obama launched the Transforming the Federal Marketplace initiative. As we've reported over the past two years, there has been a lot of transformation, including the governmentwide push to improve the federal government's category management capabilities—seen most clearly in the drive to reduce duplication of contracts in large IT spend categories like laptops, mobile devices and software licenses. According to Rung, the savings realized by the focus on category management have been enormous:
Every year, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) gathers up some of the massive amounts of data the agency collects, identifies a few mission challenges it wants to address and puts out the call around the world for help. The …