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The Trends in GovCon Every Federal Procurement Agent Needs to Know

For anyone interested in the shutdown in US Congress, the longest in history, and what it means for government contracting procurement trends, this article breaks down the trends that every procurement agent needs to watch for in the next few weeks, looking to understand what the negotiations mean for contracting and bid distribution in the next fiscal year. It covers: Republican Objectives in Budget Negotiation (including defense spending and slashed regulation); Democratic Objectives in Budget Negotiations (including immigration reform, climate change and anti-poverty); Primary Points of Contention in the Shutdown (the hotly contested budget points that pulled them into the shutdown, including 'The Wall' ); Where Republicans and Democrats Agree - the cooperative policy goals shared by both parties. Read that here.


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World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report Released

56m Euros of EU Funding Available For Innovation Procurements

New e-Learning Course on Green Public Procurement

CIPS Qualifications Restructured for ‘More Agile and Creative Thinkers’



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