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How to Find Government Contractors Who Deliver Emerging Technologies

Feb 7, 2020
Let’s say you’re a government contracting professional with an opportunity to step outside the ordinary and try one of the innovative acquisition methods to procure emerging technologies.  You and your customer are excited about introducing emerging technologies into your program and there’s...

International Roundtable on Innovation and Emerging Tech in Government (draft)

Dec 5, 2019
As governments around the world increasingly look to technology to help address critical missions, they are leveraging new methods and tools to discover and partner with startups, emerging and non-traditional firms.  Whether it is NATO in Europe or Air Force in the US addressing national security...

International Roundtable on Innovation and Emerging Tech in Government

Dec 5, 2019
As governments around the world increasingly look to technology to help address critical missions, they are leveraging new methods and tools to discover and partner with startups, emerging and non-traditional firms. Whether it is NATO in Europe or Air Force in the US addressing national security...

Recap: Quantum Technologies and Use Cases for the Armed Forces

Nov 8, 2019
On Friday, November 8, 2019, Defense and Security Innovation Hub z.ú. and the Technology Transfer Center of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic organized the second event in a series of workshops focused on innovation and modern technologies entitled “Quantum Technologies and Their Use...

Recap & Recording: Barriers to Entry in Government Markets

Aug 20, 2019
On Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Public Spend Forum convened experts from government and industry to discuss barriers to entry that small and emerging companies face when trying to enter the public sector market. Featuring the perspectives of a startup owner (panelist Mat Chacon, Doghead Simulations), a...

Recap & Recording: Simplest Overview of Government Procurement Ever!

Jul 18, 2019
Government procurement requires a good deal of knowledge. From government-specific requirements to understanding the purchasing process, there are a lot of areas to cover. To say that understanding all the ins-and-outs of government procurement is difficult would be an understatement. Luckily, it...

Recap & Recording: Understanding the AR/VR Market and Suppliers

Jun 27, 2019
Given the pace of technological and social change, we are in the midst of a transformation in the way we interact with computing machines. Augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are enabling engagement with data in three dimensions and changing the way that learning and training...

Recap & Recording: How to Buy Agile Development & Agile Consulting Services

May 9, 2019
Agile development is a hot topic today, given the pace of technological and social change. Ever since the infamous launch and crash of Healthcare.gov, public organizations have recognized its value as a replacement for traditional software development models like waterfall. But while the...

Bigger Isn’t Always Better – Don’t Overestimate Economies of Scale

Dec 2, 2019
Excerpt from “A Procurement Compendium” Why do we assume that bigger is better in procurement terms? That, if I aggregate my spend, if I have more volume to offer the market, then I will get a better deal? Why should this be so? It can only be because the supplier benefits from the economies of...