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Embracing Emerging Technology Starts With Workforce, Culture Change

FedScoop invited top tech officials from civilian and defense agencies to participate in an open roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities surrounding emerging technologies in the federal government. While emerging technologies are often discussed in terms of changing the...



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Agile at DOD: Going Beyond Sticky Notes and Standing Meetings

“In DOD now, everybody says they’re doing agile. But when they say they are doing agile, they mean you stand instead of sitting down at meetings, and that you use sticky notes to track tasks. If you do those things, you’re an agile god. They are still doing lengthy requirements development, and...


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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

Technology Modernization Board announces $45 million awards to three agencies for IT modernization efforts, DHS awards $1 billion contract as part of CDM program, and the military drone market is expected to be worth over $13 billion by 2024. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for...


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UK – New Public Sector Data Ethics Framework

A new Data Ethics Framework has been launched in the UK to make sure the Government sets the highest global standards for how public servants should use data appropriately. The scheme is the only effort by a national government to discuss the considerations public servants should make when using...




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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

GSA issues multibillion-dollar presolicitation for SaaS procurement program, signed a governmentwide deal with IBM, and keeps encouraging agencies to apply for TMF money. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for June 1, 2018. GSA Issues Presolicitation for $2.5 Billion SaaS...


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Crown Marketplace To Transform How Public Sector Buys Common Goods and Services

The UK central government buying organisation Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has made progress into creating Crown Marketplace, destined to change how the public sector buys its common goods and services as the next generation of Digital Marketplace in an effort to bring more spend under...


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Recent SBA Direct Final Rule to Impact Recertification, M&A Activity

ALERT M|E: On May 25, a small yet impactful "technical correction" to SBA's regulations took effect. Notably, it could have a profound impact on small businesses with multiple award contracts (MAC), particularly for those involved in M&A. SBA appears to have changed the eligibility of...