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Texas Town Uses ‘Public-Pizza Partnership’ to Fix an All Too Common Problem

Bartonville, Texas has deployed a different type of public-private partnership for an infrastructure project, what one official has dubbed a “public-pizza partnership.” Bartonville Town Administrator Michael Montgomery discussed the unusual way the community had its potholes fixed. “In my six...

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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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Should I Take a Job in Public Procurement? CEO for CCS Interviews This Week

This week sees the final interviews and selection for the Chief Executive role at Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the UK central government collaborative buying operation. We suspect the candidates will include some – maybe even all – who are primarily private sector in terms of their...

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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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NASPO Continuous Improvement Webinar

The webinar recording from the first installment of NASPO's Continuous Improvement Webinar Series is now available on the NASPO website, in the Best Practices YouTube channel . The speakers, Jason Soza (CPO, Alaska) and Richard Pennington (Life Member) issued a "Find the Gap" ...

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Sustainable Cities Platform and the Transformative Action Award

The Transformative Action Award rewards ongoing or concluded innovative local and regional initiatives that achieve a socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation of societies by using the pathways identified in the Basque Declaration. The award is co-organised by ICLEI Europe...