My name is John Bugnacki and I am the Analyst for Public Spend Forum's D.C. Office.
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My name is John Bugnacki and I am the Analyst for Public Spend Forum's D.C. Office.


Providence College
History and Political Science
2011 to 2015

Job history

Public Spend Forum
Analyst and Community Engagement Manager
The American Security Project
Adjunct Fellow

Recent Posts

Congressman: Lack of Appointees Slowing IT Modernization

June 9, 2017

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), who has led the legislative effort to prioritize information technology (IT) modernization, said a lack of appointments in the current administration could stall efforts. “Frankly, there’s a big vacuum at the top,” he said at a recent event. “We had hoped that the incoming administration might keep non-political technical people that were providing […]

Health Record Company Pays $155 Million to Settle FCA Suit

June 1, 2017

The Department of Justice has announced eClinicalWorks (ECW)—one of the nation’s largest vendors of electronic health records software—will pay $155 million to resolve a False Claims Act suit against the company, which alleged ECW misrepresented its software’s capabilities and provided kickbacks to customers in exchange for promoting the product. According to the allegations, ECW: “falsely […]

Malusi Gigaba Announces Need to Reform Procurement in South Africa

May 19, 2017

On Monday May, 15, the Finance Minister of South Africa Malusi Gigaba announced, in a speech to the Black Business Council, that the country’s National Treasury would use its 500 billion rand ($40 billion) annual procurement budget to spur economic development and pursue certain larger, social objectives. In particular, Gigaba announced the Department’s intention to […]

Procurement Key to Brexit’s Success

May 18, 2017

In an interesting story about the importance of procurement, Diginomica looks at a report from the analyst group GUIDE Consultancy, which claims that the success of Britain’s departure from the European Union—known as Brexit—will depend upon the country’s digital procurement capabilities. “Government procurement policies rarely make the front page, but they should be given careful […]

DoD Needs to Clean Up Performance Reviews

May 18, 2017

Claire M. Grady, the director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), has issued a memo to defense acquisition officials to “re-emphasize” the importance of submitting complete, timely written narratives into the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). The memo follows and inspector general report that found 200 of 238 reports reviewed were insufficient. Full […]