NASPO

Procurement as a Strategy

The National Association of State Procurement Officers (NASPO) just held its annual NASPO Exchange (#NASPOExchange) in New York City. This was my first time attending a NASPO event and I was impressed. The organization does a great job bringing together ...
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Alternative Solutions

Problem Solving Has Gone To The Birds

I came across a fascinating project the other day, The Crowbar.  Ruben van der Vleuten and Bob Spikman, two entrepreneurs in the Netherlands, are approaching the problem of inner city litter in a completely unique way - using crows as ...
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Framework for Government Change

Framework for Government Change

NASCIO’s (www.nascio.org) 2017 annual conference #NASCIO17 in Austin, TX was another blockbuster event.  Doug Robinson and his team continue to improve upon a format and a participant list that is already hard to beat.  Kudos to them. I have attended ...
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The CIO OS: A Platform for Change

The CIO OS: A Platform for Change

IT outsourcing continues to carry with it connotations of big deals, large suppliers and loss of managerial control.  But a strategic IT sourcing strategy is a necessity for any enterprise, and every individual who owns a smart phone is using ...
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Navigating the Government IT Procurement Swamp

Navigating the Government IT Procurement Swamp

Former Maryland CIO David Garcia, recently opined on his experience with state government procurement.  His experiences sound similar to those of so many who have worked within, and with, government – or attempted to do so – and he is ...
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