Software firm OpenGov acquires ProcureNow
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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.