Procurement Innovation

October 10, 2017

Think about the role of effective government: defend the nation from risks and support the citizens, with minimum tax burden. And in a capitalist society that is of, by and for the people, the government needs to tap market innovations of the same people it serves to solve big problems, be it... read more

October 06, 2017

Buying technology can be tangled in red tape, overly nuanced, unnecessarily protracted and sometimes absolutely overwhelming for both industry and government.

September 22, 2017

What: "State Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform," a report from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and the National Association of State Procurement Officials Why: Most state CIOs and CPOs believe their current procurement processes are... read more

September 13, 2017

We talk a lot about how technology will make our jobs easier. How it will help us diversify our supplier pools, increase agency transparency, provide greater accountability for spend and, ultimately, save taxpayers money. We also preach about how critical technology is becoming to our nation's... read more

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September 06, 2017

A large, new, Amazon-esque marketplace could be about to open up for commercial retailers across the United States. And its singular customer is huge!

August 02, 2017

As recently as last year, Philadelphia required any vendors interested in working with the city to submit bids by physically bringing in a box with three paper copies. When it came to sealing subsequent contracts, the vendors could do so online, but the final nine internal steps were all paper-... read more

August 02, 2017

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Tuesday that would heighten the cybersecurity standards for companies that hope to sell Internet of Things devices to the federal government. CyberScoop's Chris Bing reports that the "Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017... read more

June 23, 2017

Procurement is one of those areas of government that doesn't often get a lot of attention. When it comes to technology, people love talking about data analytics, moving to the cloud and any number of overused catchphrases. But too often the simple stuff gets overlooked. In Chicago, city... read more

June 07, 2017

Federal chief information officers may have one of government's hardest jobs: protecting our country's largest networks against rapidly evolving cyber threats, while being stuck with technology that's often decades old. Add to the mix a set of bureaucratic rules dictating how they buy IT, and it... read more

May 26, 2017

Urban freight is expected to increase 40 percent by 2050, going hand-in-hand with the slew of retail stores closing due to e-commerce growth. That means more trucks on the road, clogging precious residential and downtown street space while making deliveries. “Where you now see UPS and FedEx... read more

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