American City & County http://americancityandcounty.com/rss.xml en Take a close-up look at crane inspection (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/equipment/take-close-look-crane-inspection-related-video <div class="field-byline"> Terry Cook </div> <div class="field-deck"> Daily inspection helps ensure safe operation, maximize uptime and manage repair costs. Here’s what to look for and why. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Terry Cook from IMT discusses the importance of daily inspection of cranes and crane equipment. Regular inspection helps ensure safe operation, maximizes uptime and helps manage repair costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/equipment/take-close-look-crane-inspection-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/equipment/take-close-look-crane-inspection-related-video#comments Construction Equipment Fleets Maintenance Management Worker Safety Public Safety Public Works Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:11:00 +0000 59231 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: An IMT Dominator DSC12 mechanics truck featuring an IMT 3203i telescopic crane.</p> NIGP 69th Annual Forum and Products Exposition http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/nigp-69th-annual-forum-and-products-exposition <div class="field-deck"> Philadelphia expo draws procurement's shining stars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The NIGP's 69th Annual Forum and Products Exposition drew procurement's shining stars to Philadelphia, Pa. Aug. 23-27.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/nigp-69th-annual-forum-and-products-exposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/nigp-69th-annual-forum-and-products-exposition#comments Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Silver Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:00:00 +0000 59211 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Winner Barbara Johnson</p> Delivering the goods http://americancityandcounty.com/cooperative-purchasing/delivering-goods <div class="field-byline"> Matthew W. Quinn </div> <div class="field-deck"> Co-op purchasing unpacks savings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to an August Government Procurement survey, the overwhelming majority of governments use cooperative purchasing. However, many respondents were concerned about the local of local purchasing options.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/cooperative-purchasing/delivering-goods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/cooperative-purchasing/delivering-goods#comments Cooperative Purchasing Purchasing & Procurement Silver Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:11:00 +0000 59201 at http://americancityandcounty.com A holistic approach to energy supply-side management http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/holistic-approach-energy-supply-side-management <div class="field-byline"> Bob Wooten </div> <div class="field-deck"> Five solutions guaranteed to lower your energy budget </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are a number of different ways an organization can secure energy savings even after the procurement is done. Here are five of them...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/holistic-approach-energy-supply-side-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/holistic-approach-energy-supply-side-management#comments Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Silver Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:02:00 +0000 59191 at http://americancityandcounty.com Communicating the value http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/communicating-value-0 <div class="field-byline"> Jonathan White </div> <div class="field-deck"> When and how to record savings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the 2014 NIGP Forum, Multnomah County, Ore., Purchasing Manager Brian Smith and Lead Senior Procurement Analyst Gerald Jelusich provided some tips about how they measured, calculated and recorded the value their procurement team brings to the county.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/communicating-value-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/communicating-value-0#comments Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Silver Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:49:00 +0000 59181 at http://americancityandcounty.com Mission possible http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/mission-possible <div class="node-body article-body">Mission and vision statements can yield many benefits to an organization. They can clearly articulate priorities, set future direction and even bring a sense of unity. Although these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, they are actually very different. The way I look at it, a mission statement is a proclamation of what you are today, and a vision statement is an aspiration of what you want to be in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/mission-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/mission-possible#comments Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Silver Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:25:00 +0000 59171 at http://americancityandcounty.com CPPO/CPPB Eligibility Requirements Modified: UPPCC Governing Board eliminates 10-year limitation on education and training http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/cppocppb-eligibility-requirements-modified-uppcc-governing-board-eliminates-1 <div class="node-body article-body">The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Governing Board has unanimously voted in favor of eliminating the 10-year limitation of formal coursework and training under the 2014 certificate eligibility requirements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/cppocppb-eligibility-requirements-modified-uppcc-governing-board-eliminates-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/cppocppb-eligibility-requirements-modified-uppcc-governing-board-eliminates-1#comments Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Silver Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:19:00 +0000 59161 at http://americancityandcounty.com New NIGP codes unveiled for higher education http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/new-nigp-codes-unveiled-higher-education <div class="node-body article-body">Periscope Holdings, the custodian of the NIGP Code, has unveiled new codes created for code users in the field of Higher Education.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/new-nigp-codes-unveiled-higher-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/new-nigp-codes-unveiled-higher-education#comments Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Silver Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:07:00 +0000 59151 at http://americancityandcounty.com Leadership and Quality Decisions - The Right Combination! http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/leadership-and-quality-decisions-right-combination <div class="field-byline"> Jean Clark </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NIGP Past President Jean Clark has chosen three chief procurement officers as examples of the importance of good leadership and offers advice on making quality decisions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/leadership-and-quality-decisions-right-combination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/leadership-and-quality-decisions-right-combination#comments Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Silver Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:51:00 +0000 59141 at http://americancityandcounty.com Requirements contracts: What's your obligation? http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/requirements-contracts-whats-your-obligation <div class="node-body article-body">Public procurement professionals know the elements of an enforceable contract. One is mutual consideration - generally reciprocal promises to perform an act (not otherwise required) or to give up a legal right (as in settlement agreements). In a sales contract, the buyer promises to pay money. The seller promises to deliver goods and services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/requirements-contracts-whats-your-obligation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/requirements-contracts-whats-your-obligation#comments Contracts Purchasing & Procurement Silver Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:10:00 +0000 59131 at http://americancityandcounty.com New codes: a new recipe for sustainability http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/new-codes-new-recipe-sustainability <div class="field-byline"> Josh Jacobs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More authorities having jurisdiction are adopting new, sustainable building codes, but procurement officials need not fret.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/new-codes-new-recipe-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/new-codes-new-recipe-sustainability#comments Green Purchasing Purchasing & Procurement Silver Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:51:00 +0000 59121 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>New building codes present new challenges - and new opportunities - for professionals.</p> Why public procurement and NIGP are important http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/why-public-procurement-and-nigp-are-important <div class="field-byline"> Don Buffum, CPPO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Don Buffum, president of NIGP, explains why public procurement and the NIGP are important to procurement officials and the profession of public procurement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/why-public-procurement-and-nigp-are-important" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/why-public-procurement-and-nigp-are-important#comments Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Silver Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:36:00 +0000 59111 at http://americancityandcounty.com Experts: Opening innovation to global problem-solvers could yield government solutions (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/experts-opening-innovation-global-problem-solvers-could-yield-government-solutions-relate <div class="node-body article-body">Executives from the Innocentive consulting firm tell how opening innovation to global problem-solvers can help yield government solutions. Innocentive’s Alph Bingham and Jon Fredrickson tell how crowdsourcing and using a global network can speed the innovation process. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/experts-opening-innovation-global-problem-solvers-could-yield-government-solutions-relate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/experts-opening-innovation-global-problem-solvers-could-yield-government-solutions-relate#comments Federal Technology Strategic Sourcing Technology Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:23:00 +0000 59101 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Jon Fredrickson</p> Speak up, but be prudent http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/speak-be-prudent <div class="field-byline"> Stephen B. Gordon </div> <div class="field-deck"> Procurement Ponderable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Stephen B. Gordon, director of graduate certification in public procurement and contract management at Old Dominion University, discusses how one can model intellectual integrity without threatening one's job.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/speak-be-prudent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/speak-be-prudent#comments Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Silver Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:39:00 +0000 59091 at http://americancityandcounty.com Versatile dome cameras can monitor a variety of government installations http://americancityandcounty.com/security-fire-control/versatile-dome-cameras-can-monitor-variety-government-installations <div class="node-body article-body">The Panasonic i-PRO ULTRA 360 panoramic indoor (WV-SFV480) and outdoor (WV-SFN481) cameras deliver high resolution, sensitivity, and toughness. Use them to monitor justice centers, transit stations and government office buildings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/security-fire-control/versatile-dome-cameras-can-monitor-variety-government-installations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/security-fire-control/versatile-dome-cameras-can-monitor-variety-government-installations#comments Facilities Homeland Security Security Government Security Security & Fire Control Technology Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:23:00 +0000 59081 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Panasonic&#39;s i-PRO ULTRA 360 panoramic indoor (WV-SFV480) surveillance camera.</p> 2005 study rankings on liberal and conservative cities http://americancityandcounty.com/topics/2005-study-rankings-liberal-and-conservative-cities <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em><strong>Original publication date on this story was 2005. Findings below are from 2005. </strong></em></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/topics/2005-study-rankings-liberal-and-conservative-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/topics/2005-study-rankings-liberal-and-conservative-cities#comments Topics Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:03:00 +0000 59071 at http://americancityandcounty.com Imaging setup enables Colorado city to safeguard drinking water http://americancityandcounty.com/water-wastewater/imaging-setup-enables-colorado-city-safeguard-drinking-water <div class="node-body article-body">Recently, a surprise algae bloom affected the taste and odor of the drinking water in the city of Westminster, Colo. City chemist Kelly Cline was able to quickly get water test results using an automated FlowCAM particle imaging and analysis system from Fluid Imaging Technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/water-wastewater/imaging-setup-enables-colorado-city-safeguard-drinking-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/water-wastewater/imaging-setup-enables-colorado-city-safeguard-drinking-water#comments Environment Green Treatment Water & Wastewater Sustainability Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:57:00 +0000 59061 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Kelly Cline, city chemist for Westminster, Colo., with the FlowCAM particle imaging and analysis system from Fluid Imaging Technologies.</p> Gallery: Recreation products galore on display at NRPA Congress http://americancityandcounty.com/playgrounds/gallery-recreation-products-galore-display-nrpa-congress <div class="node-body gallery-body">Explore the pool climbing walls, timber towers for playgrounds, bike racks, park shelters and other recreation gear in this photo gallery. All of the products were featured in the 2014 National Recreation & Park Assn. (NRPA) Congress and Exposition. The event took place in Charlotte, N.C., in mid-October. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/playgrounds/gallery-recreation-products-galore-display-nrpa-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/playgrounds/gallery-recreation-products-galore-display-nrpa-congress#comments Golf Courses Playgrounds Parks & Recreation Recreation Centers Sports Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Parks & Recreation Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:24:00 +0000 59041 at http://americancityandcounty.com Expert: Lean IT staffs drive the need for innovation in government (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/security/expert-lean-it-staffs-drive-need-innovation-government-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Accellion's Patrick Conte discusses innovation in government IT products. He says that lean IT staffs drive the need for innovation in government.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/security/expert-lean-it-staffs-drive-need-innovation-government-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/security/expert-lean-it-staffs-drive-need-innovation-government-related-video#comments Computers & Monitors Cloud Computing Hardware & Software Security Human Resources Mobile Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:32:00 +0000 59021 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Patrick Conte</p> Everything's on the table http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/everythings-table <div class="node-body article-body">Local governments operate within the Affordable Care Act to create unique health systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/everythings-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/everythings-table#comments Health & Welfare Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:19:00 +0000 59001 at http://americancityandcounty.com Transit agencies look to efficient asset management to meet mandates (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/management/transit-agencies-look-efficient-asset-management-meet-mandates-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Accenture offers asset management solutions to transit agencies. Efficient asset management can help reduce the large equipment repair backlog that some agencies face.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/management/transit-agencies-look-efficient-asset-management-meet-mandates-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/management/transit-agencies-look-efficient-asset-management-meet-mandates-related-video#comments Fleets Finance Management Vehicles Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:12:00 +0000 59011 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Government Product News&#39; Michael Keating sits down with Accenture&#39;s manager of public transportation in North America, Michael Wilson, to discuss enterprise asset management for public transit agencies.</p> The cloud: what local and state governments must know before deciding to buy http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/cloud-what-local-and-state-governments-must-know-deciding-buy <div class="node-body blog-body">John Pearring, the vice president of STORServer, offers some advice to local leaders who are shopping for cloud-based solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/cloud-what-local-and-state-governments-must-know-deciding-buy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/cloud-what-local-and-state-governments-must-know-deciding-buy#comments Cloud Computing Viewpoints Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:10:00 +0000 58991 at http://americancityandcounty.com Honey, who shrank my infrastructure? Digital technologies change everything http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/honey-who-shrank-my-infrastructure-digital-technologies-change-everything <div class="node-body blog-body">Robert Bell, co-author of 'The Revolutionary Community: How Intelligent Communities Are Reinventing Urban and Rural Planning' writes that broadband infrastructure is driving city and county leaders to take a revolutionary new approach to urban and rural planning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/honey-who-shrank-my-infrastructure-digital-technologies-change-everything" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/honey-who-shrank-my-infrastructure-digital-technologies-change-everything#comments Broadband Viewpoints Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:02:00 +0000 58981 at http://americancityandcounty.com Community safety, sustainability goals at risk http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/community-safety-sustainability-goals-risk <div class="node-body blog-body">Ryan M. Colker, the presidential advisor at the National Institute of Building Science, warns that the building industry is in crisis.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/community-safety-sustainability-goals-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/community-safety-sustainability-goals-risk#comments Sustainability Viewpoints Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:51:00 +0000 58971 at http://americancityandcounty.com Best cities for liberals, conservatives, centrists http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/best-cities-liberals-conservatives-centrists <div class="node-body article-body">Using numerous data sets, Livability.com reveals the cities that best match political leanings.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/best-cities-liberals-conservatives-centrists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/best-cities-liberals-conservatives-centrists#comments Administration Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:22:00 +0000 58961 at http://americancityandcounty.com Mother Monster http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/mother-monster <div class="node-body blog-body">Lady Gaga lives for the applause, and, occasionally, don't we all? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/mother-monster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/mother-monster#comments Viewpoints Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:53:00 +0000 58941 at http://americancityandcounty.com 2014 Government Contractors Holiday Soiree http://americancityandcounty.com/2014-government-contractors-holiday-soiree <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Jennifer Schaus &amp; Associates will host a 2014 soiree for government contractors the evening of Dec. 8 at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">John F. Kennedy Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 2700 F STREET NW </div> <span class="locality">Washington, District Of Columbia</span> <span class="postal-code">20566</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=2700+F+STREET+NW%2C+Washington%2C+District+Of+Columbia%2C+%2C+20566%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 2014 soiree for government contractors is slated for Dec. 8 at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.</p> <p>The event, hosted by Jennifer Schaus &amp; Associates, will take place at the terrace level from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Participants will be able to meet with government officials and network with government contractors, over 200 of whom are expected to attend. Admission is $25, but no sales will take place at the door. Commercial sponsorships are available.</p> <p>For more information and to sign up or sponsor the event, visit <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/government-contractors-2014-holiday-soiree-128-the-kennedy-center-tickets-13666780709" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/2014-government-contractors-holiday-soiree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/2014-government-contractors-holiday-soiree#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:45:00 +0000 58951 at http://americancityandcounty.com A minute with... Colonel E.M. Setting, winner of the Presidential Unit Citation and the Navy Expeditionary Medal http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/minute-colonel-em-setting-winner-presidential-unit-citation-and-navy-expeditionary-medal <div class="node-body blog-body">A profile with the winner of the Presidential Unit Citation from President Reagan and the Navy Expeditionary Medal for Military Action in Libya. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/american-history">American History</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/minute-colonel-em-setting-winner-presidential-unit-citation-and-navy-expeditionary-medal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/minute-colonel-em-setting-winner-presidential-unit-citation-and-navy-expeditionary-medal#comments Viewpoints American History Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:40:00 +0000 58931 at http://americancityandcounty.com Schaus & Pepper: Comply, Compete and Win – GSA Schedule Proposals http://americancityandcounty.com/schaus-pepper-comply-compete-and-win-gsa-schedule-proposals <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Jennifer Schaus &amp; Associates and Pepper Hamliton LLP will host a Washington, D.C. workshop on how companies can use the General Services Administration Schedule.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Pepper Hamilton LLP Penthouse</span> <div class="street-address"> 600 14th St NW </div> <span class="locality">Washington, District Of Columbia</span> <span class="postal-code">20005</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=600+14th+St+NW%2C+Washington%2C+District+Of+Columbia%2C+%2C+20005%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Jennifer Schaus &amp; Associates and Pepper Hamliton LLP will present a workshop on how companies can use <a href="http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/196585" target="_blank">General Services Administration (GSA) schedules</a>.</p> <p>Topics include:</p> <p>*How the GSA Schedule can be an asset or liability to your company</p> <p>*The advantages and disadvantages of using the GSA Schedule</p> <p>*How the schedule affects pricing and margins</p> <p>*Staying compliant with the terms and conditions</p> <p>*Passing GSA inspections</p> <p>*Meeting GSA sales quotas</p> <p>The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the penthouse at Pepper Hamilton&#39;s 14th Street office in Washington, D.C. Coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided. Admission is $25. No ticket sales will be made at the door. For more information and to sign up, visit <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/schaus-pepper-gsa-schedules-comply-compete-win-government-contracting-event-tickets-13668136765" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/schaus-pepper-comply-compete-and-win-gsa-schedule-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/schaus-pepper-comply-compete-and-win-gsa-schedule-proposals#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:23:00 +0000 58921 at http://americancityandcounty.com The social soapbox http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/social-soapbox <div class="field-deck"> How social media and data analytics are helping grassroots candidates gain legitimacy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How social media and data analytics are helping grassroots candidates gain legitimacy </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/social-soapbox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/social-soapbox#comments Administration Technology Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:05:00 +0000 58911 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Victoria Provenza, an independent mayoral candidate in Shreveport, La., has leveraged social media to move from obscurity to contender.</p>