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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

Microsoft is the latest major tech company to come under the scrutiny of its own employees for using innovation to support controversial missions of the government, and the USDS believes using tools like Slack, Skype, Google Suite and others could free up time for federal workers to focus more...


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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

Google drops plans to compete for JEDI while IBM recently submitted a bid protest over the $10 billion cloud contract and HHS experiments with blockchain to transform acquisition. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for October 12, 2018. IBM Protesting Pentagon’s JEDI...



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UK Must Rejoin Government Procurement Agreement

Bloomberg writes that the US could block the UK from a 46-nation public procurement agreement after it leaves the EU, and that the UK is looking to rejoin the Government Procurement Agreement which was set up under the auspices of the World Trade Agreement. The UK currently participates in the...


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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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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

Amazon and USAF partner up on e-commerce program, DoD awards over $2 billion in year-end contracts, and acquisition leaders are looking to new techniques for IT modernization. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for October 5, 2018. Amazon, Air Force Team Up on E...


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Steve's Peeve About A Common Contracting Phrase

Ask yourself the following question: What is the adjective most commonly used to modify the phrase “government contracts” in mainstream-media articles? The answer, I’m pretty sure, is “lucrative.” As in, “X company or individual won lucrative government contracts for…” Pay attention to the...


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SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 24-28, 2018

Happy end of FY 2018, everybody! Let’s celebrate properly, with the SmallGovCon Week In Review. In this week’s edition, we’ll discuss end-of-fiscal-year spending (appropriately enough), new FAR regulations, and government contracting officials behaving badly. Have a great weekend! Federal...


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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

HHS aims to streamline acquisition with emerging tech and DHS makes strides with Innovation lab. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for September 28, 2018. HHS Combines AI, Automation, Blockchain for Acquisition Project Much of the discussion around IT...