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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

OMB hopes a new strategy will accelerate cloud adoption, GSA aims to streamline acquisition for feds, and much more. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for July 13, 2018. How Machine Learning Could Help Make Sense of Gov IT Spend The Trump administration wants the Technology...





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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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Ireland’s Police Force Reducing Reliance on Contractors

The Garda (An Garda Síochána – the Republic of Ireland’s police force) is training more of its own ICT staff instead of outsourcing to contractors. It is a move following an internal audit of procurement practices in relation to information and communications technology contracts worth millions...


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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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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

USDS debuts new acquisition training program for digital specialists, recent FITARA scorecard shows most federal agencies backslid in their implementation of the IT acquisition law, and GSA wants to make it easier for agencies to acquire cybersecurity services faster. This is Public Spend Forum...


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Investment in AI Experts Needed for Future Vision of MOD

The UK Ministry of Defence has released a new Joint Concept Note on Human and Machine Teaming which proposes keeping “a register of security-cleared UK nationals” with artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics expertise. The document outlines what the MoD sees as the future of national defence...