Labor Day

By 1894, many states had enacted laws setting aside a day to honor labor, but it was on June 28th of that year that President Grover Cleveland signed an act into law providing a federal holiday on the first Monday in September to celebrate the role of labor in our...

Dog Day Diversions

In the final weeks of summer, and within weeks of the midterm elections, we might be tempted to write-off procurement issues as “on the back-burner,” i.e.¸ not at the top of the list of issues to address relative to matters of government funding and campaigning.  That...

Cloud Computing: Ascending the Procurement Mountain

Over the course of the last week, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued and received comments on a draft Ascend Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).  This BPA seeks to assist agencies in their efforts “to develop and implement enterprise-level cloud...

The Power of Many: Leveraging DoD Consortia

This week, the FAR & Beyond blog features guest bloggers on a topic of interest to our members. The comments herein do not necessarily reflect the views of The Coalition for Government Procurement. Authors: Moshe Schwartz, President of Etherton and Associates...