As part of this week’s FAR & Beyond blog, I am proud to announce the launch of The Coalition for Government Procurement’s brand-new website. This new platform aims to upgrade the user experience for site visitors through enhanced accessibility and functionality.
The Coalition’s mission is to bring common sense to government procurement, and as part of that commitment, we have redeveloped our website to reflect our ongoing priorities, thought leadership, and educational resources. Our goal is to provide a seamless online experience that caters to the diverse subject matter interests of our members and the federal procurement community.
Some of the key new features and benefits include:
- Modernized Look and Feel: The website features an appealing modern design that drives user engagement and emphasizes ease of navigation through a visually appealing experience.
- Streamlined Browsing Experience: Site visitors will notice improved organization of the menu structure that allows you to easily explore information on the Coalition’s membership, upcoming events, current policy issues, digital resources, and more.
- Improved Member Portal: The Coalition’s Member Portal provides exclusive access to members-only resources specific to our various committees. Accessible from the homepage, the Member Portal serves as a one-stop-shop for the latest committee meeting slides and recordings, Coalition reports, and government documents. In addition, through the portal, members can browse and register for upcoming events, access a library of past webinars, update their user profile, and learn more about sponsorship and training opportunities.
- Coming Soon – Single Sign-on (SSO) Integration: A major member benefit to our new site will be the addition of an SSO feature. SSO will allow members to utilize their existing Member Portal credentials, providing a convenient and secure login process. With the integration of SSO, members will have access to special content on the website, including the Tuesday Tracker and Friday Flash newsletters, as well as the Coalition’s annual Federal Market Report.
We are thrilled to serve our members through the new site. The launch marks a major milestone in our continued efforts to deliver the latest and most valuable procurement news. We hope that, through the new layout and features of the site, our engagement with industry is further strengthened. I would like to thank all of our members for their continued support of the Coalition and I look forward to your feedback on the website.
If you have any questions as you navigate the new site and its features, or need your login credentials reset, please contact Michael Hanafin, Marketing & PR Strategist, at email@example.com.
The Coalition is excited to have a full calendar of meetings and webinars planned for the remaining weeks of July and August. Take a look at our upcoming engagements, which cover a wide range of policies, programs, and legislation. Guest speakers include representatives from multiple government agencies, as well as industry subject matter experts.
July 18 – HHS Cybersecurity Briefing: This virtual members-only meeting will be held on July 18 at 10:00 AM (ET). Troy Adams, Cyber Engagement Specialist, from the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3), will give an overview of HC3’s work and their cybersecurity resources for healthcare organizations. To register, click here.
July 19 – False Claims Act Update: The Supreme Court’s Recent Two Decisions: On July 19 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 PM (ET), The Coalition for Government Procurement and the National Defense Industrial Association are co-hosting a webinar to learn about the two decisions issued by the Supreme Court addressing important questions under the False Claims Act. The panel of False Claims Act experts will brief you on the cases and the Court’s holdings. Learn more and register here.
July 25 – Green Committee Regulatory and Policy Roundup: This virtual members-only meeting will be held on July 25 at 10:00 AM (ET). The Coalition’s Green Committee will present recent and upcoming regulations, including the SEC’s and FAR Council’s greenhouse gas disclosure rules; potential GSA rulemaking on single-use plastics; GSA’s investment in sustainable buildings; and the EPA’s ecolabel program. To register, click here.
July 27 – Joint BRIC/Cyber Committee Meeting with FedRAMP: Pending final confirmation from GSA, our BRIC and Cyber/Supply Chain Security Committees will hold a joint virtual meeting hosting Acting Director Brian Conrad, Acting FedRAMP Director and Program Manager for Cybersecurity in GSA’s FedRAMP Program Office, on July 27, from 9-10 AM EDT. During the meeting, he will discuss the FedRAMP Authorization Act and what it means for FedRAMP, the Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee and how its work supports the FedRAMP program, and more. To register, click here.
August 10 – IT/Services Committee Meeting with GSA’s Tiffany Hixson: This members-only in-person and virtual meeting will be held on August 10 at 10:00 AM (ET). Tiffany Hixson, GSA Assistant Commissioner, will provide an update on the GSA’s Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories. To register, click here.
August 21 – GWAC/MAC Committee Meeting with NASA SEWP: The Coalition’s GWAC/MAC Committee will be holding a members-only meeting on August 21 with the NASA SEWP team to discuss the SEWP VI Draft RFP. To register, click here.
Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament
Finally, we would like to highlight our upcoming Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament on August 16 at the Whiskey Creek Golf Club. This event is perfect for golfers of all skill levels and also serves as an excellent networking opportunity. Not only does the tournament promise to be a great time, but it also supports two important causes. In addition to supporting The Coalition for Government Procurement Endowed Scholarship Fund for a deserving veteran concentrating their studies in the field of U.S. government procurement at The George Washington University Law School, proceeds from this year’s tournament will go towards Paws for Purple Hearts. Read more about this wonderful organization and how it works to improve the lives of veterans facing mobility and trauma-related conditions in this previous FAR & Beyond blog.
Sign up for Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Tournament here. Also, be sure to check out the various remaining sponsorship packages available for your organization here. I would like to sincerely thank our current sponsors:
Title Sponsor: CDW-G
Lunch Sponsor: The Gormley Group
Beverage Cart Sponsor: ManTech
Longest Drive/Closest to the Pin Sponsor: Amazon Business
Hole Sponsors: Allen Federal Business Partners; Baker Tilly; Bosma Enterprises; The Caggiano Family; CGI Federal; Corporate Care; The Center for Procurement Advocacy; Etherton and Associates; GDIT; Grainger, Harvey Ernest – RIVERGROUP; Ingram Micro; Mayer Brown; Raytheon Technologies; The Rendely Family, The Sisti Family; Spectrum; Superior Motion Control; Symphony Procurement Suite
For assistance with registering for any of these upcoming events, please contact Erin Cartwright, Member Services and Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep an eye on the Coalition’s calendar in the coming weeks as we continue to schedule more engagements. We look forward to another productive and successful summer!