Bill could create huge new commercial marketplaces for commercial retailers

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! A U.S. House-passed defense bill awaiting action by the Senate includes a non-heralded section that could have significant effects on procurement methods across the entire federal government.  And, it may drift […]

Read More »

Watch for RFIs to get information about upcoming opportunities!

Most companies that sell to government love RFIs. These documents, known as Requests for Information (RFIs), alert contractors to upcoming opportunities and allow them time to consider whether to pursue the opportunity. RFIs related to technology are common and fairly easy to track. There are almost always RFIs before large technology projects are launched. Another […]

Read More »

A growing market sector that bears watching

Here’s something that will shock most taxpayers. Projections are that cities will spend an estimated $150 billion in stormwater infrastructure projects over the next 20 years. That will create a very large marketplace but the action has already started. Spending is increasing at an incredible pace and stormwater projects are being launched throughout the country. […]

Read More »

The world spins…and government rolls out mobile apps

Government rarely leads when it comes to technology innovation. That’s because the funding required is simply not available. However, governmental entities are finally moving into the next phase of IT modernization – mobile apps. In the most recent survey, 65 percent of state CIOs reported that less than 20 percent of their applications were able […]

Read More »

Got climate related services or solutions? If so, state and local officials are looking for you!

The federal government may not like the Paris Climate Agreement, but state and local elected officials do. This past weekend, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted a large number of mayors who reiterated their commitment to the partnership agreement. These officials visiting Florida for the U.S. Conference of Mayors represent the Climate Mayors, a bipartisan […]

Read More »

Higher education in Texas- its current state and ambitions for the future

It took 140 days to decide how much funding and flexibility two-and-four-year educational institutions would receive. Higher education had a chilly reception at the beginning of the 85th Legislative Session when three bills were proposed that would have frozen all tuition and fees until 2022, repealed the tuition set-aside program and required schools to reach […]

Read More »

Ransomware attacks are becoming more common

The media has focused primarily on cyberattacks related to election systems lately.  Many individuals, public officials and company executives, however, have been just as worried about ransomware attacks. Ransomware attacks infect computer networks with a virus that totally shuts down a computer or a network.  It prevents access and demands payment to release and restore […]

Read More »