From: Use It or Lose It
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Fed fiscal year | Sustainable gallery | Fed IT buys
Date: Wed Aug 27 15:38:14 MDT 2014
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Use It or Lose It
From the Editors of Government Product News

August 27, 2014

Welcome to the Use It or Lose It newsletter -- a special edition of the Government Weekly newsletter brought to you by Government Product News and Government Procurement. You are receiving this newsletter because we believe it includes valuable information that will help you with your purchasing decisions during this prime spending period. The premium vendors featured in this newsletter currently sell to all levels of government, and we invite you to take a look at the latest products and services they have available.

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Featured News

Strategies for marketers as the federal fiscal year-end approaches

By Michael Keating

Mark Amtower offers selling strategies to vendors as the federal fiscal year-end approaches.


Gallery: Products that keep government buildings sustainable and green

By Michael Keating

Here are some of the products that government facility managers use to save energy and preserve the environment in their buildings.


Federal IT procurement reform unlikely to pass this year

By Matthew W. Quinn

Although the House has passed a bill intended to reform federal IT procurement practices, action is not expected this year. However, things might be different in the Department of Defense.


Just updated: Current data on equipment and lift truck values

By Michael Keating

New Green Guide equipment values have been moved online to EquipmentWatch for July, covering activity in the last 30 days.


Drill into the details (with related video)

By Randy Stevens

Randy Stevens of E-Z Drill advises how to choose the right concrete dowel drill for public works projects.


Tips for selling to state and local governments (with related video)

By Michael Keating

The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers offers tips on selling products and services to state and local governments.


Standing tall

By Robert Barkin

Gail Farber, Los Angeles County's Director of Public Works, is American City & County's 2014 Public Works Leader of the Year. Gail Farber is a force to be reckoned with, and breaking the glass ceiling in Los Angeles County’s Public Works Department was only the beginning.


Municipal cost index July 2014

Here's the latest updates on cost inflation and its impact on municipal services.


Water security (with related video)

By Derek Prall

How conservation efforts, pollution reductions and green infrastructure can help sustain America water supply and infrastructure.



Body cameras for police?

The recent events in Ferguson, Mo., are raising many questions, among them: Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? What do you think about the need for/effectiveness of body cameras for police?


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