Here’s something to get vocal about…quickly!

It’s been a contentious week in Congress! The newly minted federal tax reform bill has supporters and detractors and they all have strong opinions. One provision in the bill, however, has attracted an abundance of attention – both from the public at large as well as from private-sector companies of all types – and almost […]

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Funding flowing to Texas resulting soon in hundreds of immediate contracting opportunities

When the Hurricane Harvey federal disaster relief funding spigot finally opens in Washington, D.C., Texas cities and counties with recovery projects – some of which will be mega-million dollar projects – are hopeful their projects will be among those funded. And when the funding starts flowing, contracting opportunities will be abundant. Private-sector firms throughout the […]

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Electronic vehicles – part of our short-term future!

Electronic vehicles (EVs) are still all the rage. Government leaders definitely like them and want them…but there is a capacity problem. Of the 250-260 million vehicles on U.S. roads last year, only about 540,000 of those were EVs. And of the 17.6 million cars produced last year, only 134,000 were electric. The slow evolution of […]

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CIOs embrace collaboration in evolving digital world

Cyberattacks, data breaches and ransomware demands have become almost common in the public sector.  Hackers intent on hacking into critical government networks have become a huge problem for public officials. The stress this creates for chief technology officers (CIOs) is great and because of that, most are very receptive to collaborative efforts with private-sector partners. […]

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Water, water everywhere…but should we drink it? And, do we have enough of it?

Daily, we are bombarded with messages urging us to drink more water.  It’s good for our health.  It’s good for energy, endurance and our appearance. Water keeps us hydrated and we can’t live without it. We should all drink lots of water! But, there’s a problem with that and here’s a shocking fact…94 percent of […]

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Seaports? Who would have predicted there could be this many large port projects?

Very large contracting opportunities are being announced weekly in regions with U.S. seaports.  Literally billions of dollars will be spent in the near future on all types of public projects related to ports. The American Association of Port Authorities estimates ports and private-sector partners will spend $154.8 billion over the next five years on seaport […]

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Citizens will hopefully get involved in this issue

The president’s proposed $1 trillion national infrastructure plan has become something of an anomaly. Once a highly touted campaign promise, the long-awaited plan has been void of any specifics and last spring was reduced to a set of ambiguous “principles.” However, both pre-campaign and post-inauguration, Trump’s proposal relied heavily on capital investment by the private […]

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