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A 2020 Vision for Federal Government Procurement

Amazon looms large over the world’s commerce, drawing a stark contrast to old ways of shopping, and an even starker contrast to the way government agencies buy things. In fact, there’s even a term for it: The Amazon Effect . So, when Section 846 of 2018 National Defense Authorization Act was...

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No Deal Brexit Pledge of a New Online Procurement Portal to Replace OJEU

“It’s our duty as a responsible government to prepare for all eventualities, including ‘no deal’, until we can be certain of the outcome of those (UK/EU) negotiations,” says This refers to, in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit, what the government is putting in place around accessing...

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Got Proposal Submissions? Plan Ahead, Submit Early, and Confirm Receipt

We are nearing the end of FY2018 and that means some contractors are feverishly working on proposals with hopes of winning contracts during the fiscal year-end spending surge. These contracts tend to be lucrative ("use it or lose it" mentality), as each has the potential to help you increase...

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Project Management vs. Product Management

Search USAJobs under the keyword “project management” and you will find hundreds of postings, Chris Johnston and Kelly O’Connor of the U.S. Digital Service write in a new blog post . But search under “product management,” they note, and you will come up empty. The post landed on my reading...