The Government Procurement Summit 2021

November 24-26, 2021 | Australia

Australia’s business recovery is marked by procurement reforms across the three tiers of government. This is led by embracing “digital marketplaces,” opening opportunities for small-to-medium enterprises and ensuring the sourcing of goods and services are transparent, accountable, and commercially-savvy. The overall accountability underscores governments’ annual spending that is capped at more than A$64 billion. On the technology front, the public sector IT spending is forecast to exceed A$13 billion this financial year, representing a substantial increase from the previous year. Governments’ appetite for procurement innovation and delivering “bang for the buck” comes under the spotlight at the ?4th Annual Australian Gov Procurement Summit?.?The information-packed agenda is tailored for professionals that seek to optimise procurement innovation, together with flexibility for contract negotiation, and staying agile, nimble, and open to change.

Spotlight

One in five women is sexually assaulted in college. Most often, it’s by someone she knows – and also most often, she does not report what happened. Many survivors are left feeling isolated, ashamed or to blame. Although it happens less often, men, too, are victims of these crimes. The President created the Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault to turn this tide. As the name of our new website – NotAlone.gov – indicates, we are here to tell sexual assault survivors that they are not alone. And we’re also here to help schools live up to their obligation to protect students from sexual violence. Over the last three months, we have had a national conversation with thousands of people who care about this issue. Today, we offer our first set of action steps and recommendations.


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Build Fast. Build Securely. Build Trust.

April 21, 2022 | USA

Today, IT leaders are under increasing pressure to develop and deploy software at a rapid pace to meet mission needs and provide citizens with better services that meet their expectations. This pressure to improve performance will only intensify as the administration races to provide a better customer experience through digital services. The adoption of cloud native application development, microservices and new platforms, such as containers, will allow development teams to quickly build, code, deploy and manage applications. However, the introduction of these new technologies in the software supply chain often create opportunities for malicious actors, leading to high-profile breaches. Raising the question, how can agencies maintain mission focus while ensuring that the software and applications they use are secure, resistant to tampering, and less vulnerable to attacks? During our virtual summit, presented by Veracode, join information technology, DevOps and cybersecurity leaders as they discuss the unique challenges agencies face in securing applications. They will explore how agencies can overcome these challenges by using the appropriate technologies and platforms needed to identify and fix vulnerabilities before they adversely affect operations.

Local Government Procurement Expo

April 21, 2022 | UK

LGPE 2022 will take place at the Novotel London Hammersmith on 21 April 2022 in an innovative hybrid format, both live in venue with some elements streamed online. For both buyers and suppliers within the local government marketplace, this is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and peers for a day of thought provoking discussion, education and debate.

Government Innovation Virginia

March 16, 2022 | USA

In an increasingly digital world, government leaders need tools and systems that allow them to move expediently and collaboratively. These leaders also need to ensure that their citizens can access their services, particularly in underserved communities. The fact each government agency often determines its own operational strategies, however, presents an enormous roadblock. Scattered, piecemeal technological implementation has resulted in agencies often being out of sync with one another. This mismatch has long prevented agencies from operating at their full collaborative and innovative potential. Instead of scrambling to catch up – as government agencies across the world had to do during the COVID-19 pandemic – agencies now have a chance to think ahead and modernize to better prepare for future opportunities – and risks. How can the public sector solve this multi-pronged problem to realize long term benefits and capture the full potential of contemporary innovations? This is the question we will explore at Public Sector Network’s Government Innovation Virginia program. Join our prestigious speaking faculty as they address how people, processes, and technology all contribute to advancing government innovation throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This one-day event will provide the ideal meeting place to learn, collaborate and discuss current trends and best practices.

2022 NADO and DDAA Washington Policy Conference

March 13-16, 2022 | USA

The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and the Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) invite you to register for the 2022 Washington Conference which will be held from Sunday, March 13 to Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Arlington, VA. Conference sessions will focus on regional development, the federal landscape, and the programs and policies that matter most to Regional Development Organizations and their stakeholders.

Spotlight

One in five women is sexually assaulted in college. Most often, it’s by someone she knows – and also most often, she does not report what happened. Many survivors are left feeling isolated, ashamed or to blame. Although it happens less often, men, too, are victims of these crimes. The President created the Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault to turn this tide. As the name of our new website – NotAlone.gov – indicates, we are here to tell sexual assault survivors that they are not alone. And we’re also here to help schools live up to their obligation to protect students from sexual violence. Over the last three months, we have had a national conversation with thousands of people who care about this issue. Today, we offer our first set of action steps and recommendations.

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