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CISA’s Plan to Spend $650M on Cyber Protections

Mar 15, 2021
After seeing a boom in technological advancement following the start of quarantine last March, cyber threats faced by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) continue to grow. According to one article by the Federal News Network, CISA plans to utilize approximately $650 million...

Introducing the My GovShop Dashboard

Feb 24, 2021
The free My GovShop Dashboard was launched January 2021 and is the newest product feature from GovShop.com. Designed to help further reduce the barriers to entry into the government sector by helping businesses discover, follow, and monitor government opportunities across federal, state, and local...

Despite Pandemic, PPE Suppliers Can’t Find Buyers

Feb 17, 2021
Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for masks in the United States has skyrocketed, driven in part by new guidance from public health officials encouraging mask-wearing. Still, many American producers of the coveted N95 surgical masks have been hard-pressed to find buyers, as The New...

Breath Tests: An Emerging COVID-19 Rapid Testing Strategy

Feb 16, 2021
While the coronavirus has been forcing the nation into lockdown for almost a year, new innovations are constantly being made in the detection and treatment of the novel coronavirus. Advancements in the field of emerging medical technology have simplified the process of traveling and staying safe in...

A.I. Detects Market Manipulation: “Gamestonk”

Feb 2, 2021
Wall Street has entered the meme wars and it’s bringing A.I. to the party! In what is now being called the “Gamestonk” event, a group of Redditors decided to buy substantial amounts of stock in GameStop and other “meme” companies as a protest against hedge funds who were shorting the...

A.I. Tech Predicting Earthquake

Jan 22, 2021
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the broadly defined term for a variety of emerging technological advancements related to machine learning and automation. In recent years, the many forms of developing artificial intelligence have been used to assist the public sector in overcoming many creative...

Speeding up the payment of public contracts

Jan 15, 2021
Erica Bosio, a researcher at the World Bank Group, Greta Polo, a private sector development analyst at the World Bank and Vinay Sharma, global director of solutions and innovations in procurement at the World Bank’s governance global practice give their take on how to speed up the payment of...

How to Bid on Government Contracts: Reviewing Government Solicitations

Jan 13, 2021
Unless you have a small army of business development professionals on your payroll, you can’t pursue all the government solicitations that match your capabilities. You need to make smart decisions about where to invest your limited resources to give your company the best chance to succeed without...

Top Government Contracting Insights of 2020

Jan 13, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced many unprecedented challenges in the public procurement space throughout 2020. Despite these difficulties, Public Spend Forum continued to provide quality learning content in the public procurement space, summarized through this reading list for government...

Why the public sector should use frameworks to comply with IR35

Jan 11, 2021
This guest post comes from Romy Hughes, director at Brightman. Some aspects of the public sector, particularly those running IT transformation projects which rely so heavily on the flexibility of contractors, have been frustrated by the perceived block on this flexibility by IR35. But they...

Facing the Long Journey of Entering the Public Sector Marketplace

Jan 8, 2021
Episode 21 of the Public Sector Heroes Podcast feat. Jenny Clark Written by Talia Semaan YOU get a government contract, and YOU get a government contract, and YOU get a government contract! EVERYBODY gets a government contract… but only those who do their homework! It’s as if Oprah went from...