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Services Procurement and VMS Technology of the Future

Categories: Learning / Research, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Technology Tags: General News Earlier in March, Spend Matters Founder and Managing Director Jason Busch led an Ask the Expert webinar on services procurement and vendor management system technology. Show More Summary

OIG Report on DEA Agents' Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Via Politico, the Office of Inspector General has issued a report on sexual misconduct allegations against agents in four law enforcement agencies in the Department of Justice, including the DEA, FBI, ATF and Marshals Service. The full report... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Microsoft’s Azure Backup And Recovery Services Come Out Of Preview

Microsoft today announced that its Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery services are now generally available. The two services were previously in preview (Microsoft’s terminology for its public beta programs). The company is clearlyShow More Summary

Indiana threatens its commerce, tourism dollars, reputation, general welfare of its citizenry

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What to say, really? Another GOP-led legislature in another red state has passed a measure that the far-right hopes will help them discriminate against same-sex couples who seek their services: Indiana's governor signs bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers...

House Subcommittee Raises Questions on New Union Election Rules

By Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Economics21.org On Tuesday two National Labor Relations Board officials, Chairman Mark Pearce and General Counsel Richard Griffin, appeared before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.

Epic Fail for the Postal Service: The wrong model and the wrong BOG

Guest post by MARK JAMISON via Save the Post Office Epic Fail for the Postal Service: The wrong model and the wrong BOG In 2001 Postmaster General Bill Henderson submitted the first blueprints for a transformation of the Postal Service into a sleeker, more efficient business entity.  To justify the transformation, the rhetoric has repeated […]

Box hires Sonny Hashmi, former CIO of the GSA

Sonny Hashmi, the well-respected chief information officer of the General Services Administration, confirmed last week that he would step down after nearly a year in the position to join the private sector. Now we know where he's heading: Box. Hashmi will join the cloud-storage company based in Los Altos, Calif. as its new managing director for government, where […]

Does 18F Pass the Bechdel Test for Tech?

18F is a group within the U.S. General Services Administration that builds digital services for government. Recently, they asked whether their code passed the "Bechdel test" for tech. Here's what they found. Read more...

The Best Movies and TV Coming To and Leaving Netflix in April 2015

Netflix has become an entertainment lifeline. An anytime go-to service where you can binge watch television, stream fantastic movies and just generally get lost in something  new, old, interesting or fun. Every month though, deals run out and being with various companies and multiple films and TV shows come to, and leave, the service. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to President Obama: The American Dream Has Failed Me

Dear President Obama, Thank you for your service to this country. Unlike many others, I am generally pleased with your performance. There are a few things I would have done a bit differently, but I will save that for a later date. I'm...Show More Summary

AdsBridge Full Cycle Affiliate Marketing Solution

The basic underlying principle behind Internet marketing in general and affiliate marketing specifically is fairly simple. You have a product or service that you want to promote. You create a landing page where visitors can gain access to said product or service. You drive traffic to that landing page and you earn a commission when one of those visitors converts. […]

Obama not a fan of the House GOP's slash-to-the-bone budget

The House Republican budget plan would repeal Obamacare, cut a wide array of services, and generally set the stage for continued economic decline. President Obama is, unsurprisingly, not a fan: “Unfortunately, what we’re seeing right now is a failure to invest in education, infrastructure, research and national defense. Show More Summary

CA: Marin Transit Board Culls Priorities for Short-Range Plan

The Marin County Transit District is developing a "short range transit plan," a process that includes a look at services destined for the drawing board. The transit board took a look at "unfunded needs" Monday and generally found itself...Show More Summary

GA Sells Gray Eagle UAVs, Service to Army at $7 Million a Pop | KAI Signs Airbus for Delivery of Previously Won Helicopter Tender | UK Puma MK2s in Afghanistan

Americas The Army awarded General Atomics a contract for 19 Gray Eagle UAVs, as part of a $132m contract which also included SATCOM terminals and support. The Babcock & Wilcox Company received contract work totalling $169m for naval reactor fuel and materials, with B&W having restructured their government operations last year. Defense hawks and fiscal […]

Paul Pogba Transfer Rumours: Blow Dealt to Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal and Co.

Europe's elite have been handed a setback in their pursuit of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba after a senior club member proclaimed their desire to keep hold of his services. The Bianconeri's general director, Giuseppe Marotta, spokeShow More Summary

Twilio makes its Elastic SIP Trunking service generally available

Cloud communications company Twilio Inc. has today announced the general availability of its Elastic SIP Trunking service, following a successful beta test that launched in November 2014. The service is a cloud-based solution that provides connectivity for IP-based communications infrastructure … Continue reading ?

GE, Kemira Bring Water Technology to Pulp, Paper Industry

General Electric and Kemira have announced a formal distribution agreement combining GE’s water technology with Kemira’s on-site services to deliver water technology the global pulp and paper industry. For the first time, GE’s newest and most advanced boiler and utility area cooling product technologies as well as membrane cleaning chemistry and the entire chemistry water […]

China looks to the skies for next investment boom

China Eastern airlines party head predicts demand for general aviation services will reach $US15.5 billion over the next decade.

Bringing Services Procurement Management Into the 21st Century

Categories: Procurement Research, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Tags: General News We recently partnered with ISM for a new study, and the findings revealed that services procurement and supply chains management is woefully behind both direct and indirect materials processes. Show More Summary

Secret Service Bros Drunk Drive Into White House Barricades. Party On!

Have you ever wondered, when they’re not scoring those sweet, sweet South American hookers or being generally incompetent, what Secret Service agents do for fun? Sure you have. Well, it turns out they behave just like the rest of usShow More Summary

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