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Are procurement contests just another way for government to pass the innovation buck to a preferred outside vendor?

August 30, 2011


The basic idea of a procurement contest — sometimes called a prize or challenge — is to set out a performance requirement for a capability that needs development work and offer a prize, usually money, for the first or best entity to produce a product or capability meeting the requirement. from the Contracting Education Academy […]

In the Year 2020 . . . Government Market

July 11, 2011


As posted this past past Friday, each day this week I will be providing my take on the top 5 predictions for the year 2020 from Bob Lohfeld’s July 7th Washington Technology article aptly named 5 predictions for the 2020 market. Today we tackle prediction number 1, the government market. Lohfeld’s prognostication: The government push […]

2020 Predictions interesting, but are they an accurate reflection of what is to come?

July 8, 2011


Okay, I admit it! While I had originally planned to write about Free and Open Source Software or FOSS in the public sector this week (a topic that has been of great personal interest), it seems that there are just too many rich stories out there to share that have a much broader appeal than […]