Procurement

Software firm OpenGov acquires ProcureNow

by • 3 months ago

The company said the acquisition will add procurement and contract management to its stable of cloud-based services.

Cyber should play a bigger role in state IT acquisition, NASCIO says

by • 5 months ago

Cybersecurity should be a leading consideration in government's technology purchases, particularly in light of the SolarWinds breach, according to a new report from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.

Civic tech website Marketplace.city raises additional $1M

by • 7 months ago

The company, spun off from a 2016 New York City initiative, will use its new funding to expand the number of city governments that use it to source their IT purchases.

Virginia selects CGI for $137M procurement modernization

by • 7 months ago

A 10-year contract with CGI is set to add new services to the state's purchasing platform, including collaboration tools to improve communication with vendors.

Utah's troubled COVID-19 tech contracts could spur procurement reform

by • 1 year ago

A report from the state's legislative auditor this week showed that departments did not communicate effectively as they rushed into no-bid technology contracts necessitated by the pandemic.

California wants innovative ways to double COVID-19 testing, transport

by • 1 year ago

The state put out a call this week to organizations and community groups with ideas on how to boost the state's collection and transport of biological samples — quickly.

Four ways local governments can promote startup innovation

by • 1 year ago

Commentary: Two "smart city" experts urge local leaders to create regulatory environments that encourage growth and innovation.

Maryland’s secret weapon for better IT: basic communication

by • 1 year ago

The state’s top technology official says basic verbal communication paired with critical thinking can save state governments time and money.

Former 18F staffers create 'State Software Collaborative'

by • 1 year ago

Robin Carnahan and Waldo Jaquith want states to stop "reinventing the wheel" with each new technology procurement and instead work together to create software they can share.

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