From: GovPro Media
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Mr. Toads's ride | Federal buying spree | APWA Congress
Date: Wed Jul 16 16:21:23 MDT 2014
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Use It or Lose It
From the Editors of Government Product News

July 16, 2014

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Featured News

The end of the federal fiscal year could rival Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at the Disneyland Resort

By Erica Courtney

Erica Courtney, CEO of 2020vet, discusses end-of-federal-fiscal-year buying strategies for federal procurement officers. She points out that fourth quarter spending in federal agencies in fiscal-year 2014 is expected to set records.


Breakfast session will explain end-of-fiscal-year buying spree

By Michael Keating

A breakfast meeting on Thursday, July 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT) at the Tower Club Tysons Corner in Vienna, Va., will outline winning strategies for federal government marketers as the federal fiscal year 2014 draws to a close on Sept. 30.


Collaboration and innovation will unfold at 2014 APWA Congress in Toronto (with related video)

By Alicia Steindam

Here is a preview of the 2014 American Public Works Association Congress that takes place Aug. 17-20 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.


House passes $10 billion highway funding bill

By Derek Prall

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $10 billion funding bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent for another 10 months. The bill will go to the Senate for a vote later this month.


Cleveland picked to host 2016 Republican National Convention

By Derek Prall

Last week, GOP Chairman Reince Priebus announced that the Republican Party would hold its 2016 national convention in Cleveland.


The untruth about the Cloud

By Rod Trent

In part 3 of his 5-part series, Rod Trent clears up some untruths about the Cloud.


Social Media

Check out Penton’s new social media sites!

Penton publications Government Product News and Government Procurement recently launched new Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. Stay up to date on new municipal goods and services, as well as procurement tactics and techniques by liking and following both publications using the links below:

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Cloud trends & survey results

While many local and state governments have moved services into the Cloud, others are skeptical but still want to know more about its potential value.