American City & County http://americancityandcounty.com/rss.xml en Bid opportunities down, strategic spending up http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/bid-opportunities-down-strategic-spending <div class="field-byline"> Elijah Black </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Competitive bid opportunities may be down, but strategic spending through cooperative purchasing agreements is on the rise.</p> <p>According to a recent procurement market analysis on strategic spending, government SLED (state, local and education) opportunities for vendors remained relatively flat in 2014. This study was performed by Onvia, which is a government data analytics firm. Bid activity and requests for proposals were up 0.2 percent for the entire year, but the last three of the four quarters reflected negative growth percentages for these competitive bid opportunities.</p></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/purchasing-procurement/bid-opportunities-down-strategic-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/bid-opportunities-down-strategic-spending#comments Cooperative Purchasing Purchasing & Procurement Silver Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:46:00 +0000 62681 at http://americancityandcounty.com We are the world http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/we-are-world <div class="node-body article-body">Procurement agencies around the world share more common goals and face more common problems than anyone realizes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/we-are-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/we-are-world#comments Procurement Reform Purchasing & Procurement Silver Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:38:00 +0000 62671 at http://americancityandcounty.com Predicting procurement's path http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/predicting-procurements-path <div class="field-byline"> Elijah Black </div> <div class="field-deck"> Survey charts the future of the profession </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In January, <em>Government Procurement</em> conducted a survey with its partner, NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement to discover the procurement trends that are reshaping agencies, to gauge changes in perception of the profession and to predict the key factors that will define the future procurement paradigm. Findings suggest the profession is evolving, with practitioners making strides to communicate purpose and standardize best practices to ensure positive growth in the profession.<br /> <br /> <strong>About the survey</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/predicting-procurements-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/predicting-procurements-path#comments Procurement Professional Procurement Reform Purchasing & Procurement Silver Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:04:00 +0000 62661 at http://americancityandcounty.com Another key decision with a lasting impact http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/another-key-decision-lasting-impact <div class="field-byline"> Jean Clark </div> <div class="field-deck"> Selection of a commodity code structure </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Commodity codes have emerged as a foundational element of high-performance procurement operations. The improved use of technology for supplier management, spend analytics, strategic sourcing, performance metrics and inventory management depends on an effective coding model that aligns with the requirements of public sector activities. Thus, choosing a commodity code structure is a decision with lasting agency impact. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/another-key-decision-lasting-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/another-key-decision-lasting-impact#comments Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Silver Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:55:00 +0000 62651 at http://americancityandcounty.com Why constant measurement of energy program performance is vital to reducing costs http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/why-constant-measurement-energy-program-performance-vital-reducing-costs <div class="field-byline"> Bob Wooten </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How to manage your energy usage and select the right energy product for your procurement agency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/why-constant-measurement-energy-program-performance-vital-reducing-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/why-constant-measurement-energy-program-performance-vital-reducing-costs#comments Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Silver Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:35:00 +0000 62641 at http://americancityandcounty.com Communicating the value http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/communicating-value-1 <div class="field-byline"> Jonathan White </div> <div class="field-deck"> Savings and efficiencies you may have forgotten </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jonathan White, director of sales and support for Spikes Cavell Analytic, discusses how to identify and record savings procurement professionals might be overlooking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/communicating-value-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/communicating-value-1#comments Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Silver Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 62631 at http://americancityandcounty.com Think before you act http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/think-you-act <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 the ramifications of revenue-generating contracts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/think-you-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/think-you-act#comments Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Silver Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:23:00 +0000 62621 at http://americancityandcounty.com Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo http://americancityandcounty.com/renewable-energy-world-conference-and-expo <div class="node-body event-body">The Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo will take place in Las Vegas from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10. The conference highlights innovations in renewable energy and educates professionals on sustainability trends.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Las Vegas Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Las Vegas</span>, <span class="region">NV</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.169941">36° 10' 11.7876" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-115.139830">115° 8' 23.388" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.169941+-115.139830+%28%2C+Las+Vegas%2C+NV%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo will take place in Las Vegas from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10. The conference highlights innovations in renewable energy and educates professionals on sustainability trends.</p> <p>Registration can be performed <a href="http://www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/register.html" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/renewable-energy-world-conference-and-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/renewable-energy-world-conference-and-expo#comments 36.169941 -115.139830 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:41:00 +0000 62611 at http://americancityandcounty.com Procurecon for Digital & Marketing Services http://americancityandcounty.com/procurecon-digital-marketing-services <div class="node-body event-body">Procurecon for Digital & Marketing Services will take place in Nashville, Tenn. from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18. The conference's aim is to teach procurement professionals how to better manage internal and external agency relationships and how to create efficiencies to deliver savings.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Renaissance Nashville Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Nashville</span>, <span class="region">TN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.162664">36° 9' 45.5904" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.781602">86° 46' 53.7672" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.162664+-86.781602+%28%2C+Nashville%2C+TN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Procurecon for Digital &amp; Marketing Services will take place in Nashville, Tenn. from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18. The conference&#39;s aim is to teach procurement professionals how to market procurement services and how to better manage internal and external agency relationships.</p> <p>More information can be found <a href="http://procurecondm.wbresearch.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/procurecon-digital-marketing-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/procurecon-digital-marketing-services#comments 36.162664 -86.781602 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:34:00 +0000 62601 at http://americancityandcounty.com Wisconsin cities upgrading their fire fleets with Pierce equipment (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/wisconsin-cities-upgrading-their-fire-fleets-pierce-equipment-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Madison and Milwaukee (Wis.) have recently added Pierce equipment to their fire fleets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/wisconsin-cities-upgrading-their-fire-fleets-pierce-equipment-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/wisconsin-cities-upgrading-their-fire-fleets-pierce-equipment-related-video#comments Fire Fire Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:04:00 +0000 62591 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Madison Fire Department (second largest in Wisconsin) took delivery of this Pierce Quantum aerial platform in December 2014.</p> I/ITSEC 2015 Modeling, Simulation, & Training Conference http://americancityandcounty.com/iitsec-2015-modeling-simulation-training-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference will be held in Orlando, Fla. from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4. The conference promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, analysis, and related disciplines.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Orange County Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Orlando</span>, <span class="region">FL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="28.538336">28° 32' 18.0096" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-81.379237">81° 22' 45.2532" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=28.538336+-81.379237+%28%2C+Orlando%2C+FL%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference will be held in Orlando, Fla. from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4.&nbsp; The conference promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation (M&amp;S), training, education, analysis, and related disciplines.</p> <p>Registration can be performed <a href="http://www.iitsec.org/registration/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/iitsec-2015-modeling-simulation-training-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/iitsec-2015-modeling-simulation-training-conference#comments 28.538336 -81.379237 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:56:00 +0000 62581 at http://americancityandcounty.com NPI Annual Conference and Products Exposition http://americancityandcounty.com/npi-annual-conference-and-products-exposition <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The National Procurement Institute (NPI) is holding their annual conference and expo in Las Vegas from Oct. 11 to Oct. 14. The conference unites purchasing community for a series of workshops, seminars, networking events and a products exposition.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Tuscany Suites</span> <span class="locality">Las Vegas</span>, <span class="region">NV</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.169941">36° 10' 11.7876" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-115.139830">115° 8' 23.388" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.169941+-115.139830+%28%2C+Las+Vegas%2C+NV%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The National procurement Institute (NPI) is holding their annual conference and expo in Las Vegas from Oct. 11 to Oct. 14. The conference unites purchasing community for a series of workshops, seminars, networking events and a products exposition.</p> <p>More information can be found <a href="https://www.npiconnection.org/development/conference.asp" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/npi-annual-conference-and-products-exposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/npi-annual-conference-and-products-exposition#comments 36.169941 -115.139830 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:49:00 +0000 62571 at http://americancityandcounty.com NCSL 2015 Legislative Summit http://americancityandcounty.com/ncsl-2015-legislative-summit <div class="node-body event-body">The National Conference of State Legislatures 2015 Legislative Summit will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6. The summit's aim is to bring together state legislators to collaborate and build stronger states.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Washington State Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Seattle</span>, <span class="region">WA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="47.606210">47° 36' 22.356" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.332071">122° 19' 55.4556" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=47.606210+-122.332071+%28%2C+Seattle%2C+WA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The National Conference of State Legislatures 2015 Legislative Summit will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6. The summit&#39;s aim is to bring together state legislators to collaborate and build stronger states.</p> <p>More information can be found <a href="http://www.ncsl.org/meetings-training.aspx" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/ncsl-2015-legislative-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/ncsl-2015-legislative-summit#comments 47.606210 -122.332071 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:20:00 +0000 62561 at http://americancityandcounty.com IAFC Fire-Rescue International Conference & Expo http://americancityandcounty.com/iafc-fire-rescue-international-conference-expo <div class="node-body event-body">The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is hosting their Fire-Rescue International Conference and Expo in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center from Aug. 26 to Aug. 29. The conference provides leadership education and networking opportunities.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Georgia World Congress Center</span> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">GA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.748995">33° 44' 56.382" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.387982">84° 23' 16.7352" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.748995+-84.387982+%28%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is hosting their Fire-Rescue International Conference and Expo in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center from Aug. 26 to Aug. 29. The conference provides leadership education and networking opportunities.</p> <p>Registration can be performed <a href="http://iafc.org/micrositeFRIconf/RegistrationHotel/index.cfm?navItemNumber=6454" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/iafc-fire-rescue-international-conference-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/iafc-fire-rescue-international-conference-expo#comments 33.748995 -84.387982 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:53:00 +0000 62551 at http://americancityandcounty.com GSA Schedule Hands-On Workshop http://americancityandcounty.com/gsa-schedule-hands-workshop <div class="node-body event-body">The General Services Administration Schedule Hands-On Workshop will take place at Capitol Post in Alexandria, Va. on April 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Capitol Post</span> <span class="locality">Alexandria</span>, <span class="region">VA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.804836">38° 48' 17.4096" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-77.046921">77° 2' 48.9156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.804836+-77.046921+%28%2C+Alexandria%2C+VA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The General Services Administration Schedule Hands-On Workshop will take place at Capitol Post in Alexandria, Va. on April 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will be able to complete the Administrative, Technical and Pricing Sections of the GSA Proposal, make the submission and be aware of GSA forms, GSA websites and post-award requirements.</p> <p>Attendees must have been present for the GSA Schedule Seminar on March 20 or April 3 to qualify to attend this workshop.</p> <p>Registration can be performed <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsa-hand-on-workshop-tickets-15779934208" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gsa-schedule-hands-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gsa-schedule-hands-workshop#comments 38.804836 -77.046921 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:39:00 +0000 62531 at http://americancityandcounty.com GSA Schedule Seminar http://americancityandcounty.com/gsa-schedule-seminar-1 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The General Services Administration Schedule Seminar is being held at Capitol Post in Alexandria, Va. on April 3 at 8:30 a.m. Find out if your government contracting firm needs a GSA Schedule and what the risks and rewards are.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Capitol Post</span> <span class="locality">Alexandria</span>, <span class="region">VA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.804836">38° 48' 17.4096" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-77.046921">77° 2' 48.9156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.804836+-77.046921+%28%2C+Alexandria%2C+VA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The General Services Administration Schedule Seminar is being held at Capitol Post in Alexandria, Va. on April 3 at 8:30 a.m. Find out if your government contracting firm needs a GSA Schedule and what the risks and rewards are.</p> <p>This is a pre-requisite for the April 17 GSA Schedule &ndash; Hands On Workshop.</p> <p>Registration is free and can be performed <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsa-schedule-is-it-right-for-me-tickets-15779902112?aff=erellivorg" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gsa-schedule-seminar-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gsa-schedule-seminar-1#comments 38.804836 -77.046921 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:34:00 +0000 62521 at http://americancityandcounty.com GSA Schedule Seminar http://americancityandcounty.com/gsa-schedule-seminar-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The General Services Administration Schedule Seminar is being held at Capitol Post in Alexandria, Va. on March 20 at noon. Find out if your government contracting firm needs a GSA Schedule and what the risks and rewards are.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Capitol Post</span> <span class="locality">Alexandria</span>, <span class="region">VA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.804836">38° 48' 17.4096" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-77.046921">77° 2' 48.9156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.804836+-77.046921+%28%2C+Alexandria%2C+VA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The General Services Administration Schedule Seminar is being held at Capitol Post in Alexandria, Va. on March 20 at noon. Find out if your government contracting firm needs a GSA Schedule and what the risks and rewards are.</p> <p>This is a pre-requisite for the April 17 GSA Schedule &ndash; Hands On Workshop.</p> <p>Registration is free and can be performed <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsa-schedule-is-it-right-for-me-tickets-15779631302" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gsa-schedule-seminar-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gsa-schedule-seminar-0#comments 38.804836 -77.046921 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:27:00 +0000 62511 at http://americancityandcounty.com GSA Schedule Seminar http://americancityandcounty.com/gsa-schedule-seminar <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The General Services Administration Schedule Seminar is being held at Capitol Post in Alexandria, Va. on March 20 at noon. Find out if your government contracting firm needs a GSA Schedule and what the risks and rewards are.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Capitol Post</span> <span class="locality">Alexandria</span>, <span class="region">VA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.804836">38° 48' 17.4096" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-77.046921">77° 2' 48.9156" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.804836+-77.046921+%28%2C+Alexandria%2C+VA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The GSA Schedule Seminar is being held at Capitol Post in Alexandria, Va. on March 20 at noon. Find out if your government contracting firm needs a GSA Schedule and what the risks and rewards are.</p> <p>This is a pre-requisite for the April 17 GSA Schedule &ndash; Hands On Workshop.</p> <p>Registration is free and can be performed <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsa-schedule-is-it-right-for-me-tickets-15779631302" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gsa-schedule-seminar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gsa-schedule-seminar#comments 38.804836 -77.046921 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:27:00 +0000 62501 at http://americancityandcounty.com ISM 2015 Annual Conference http://americancityandcounty.com/ism-2015-annual-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Institute for Supply Management is being held in Phoenix from May 3 to May 6. The conference educates supply chain management professionals and gives them an opportunity to discover new research and to network.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sheraton Phoenix Downtown</span> <span class="locality">Phoenix</span>, <span class="region">AZ</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.448377">33° 26' 54.1572" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-112.074037">112° 4' 26.5332" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.448377+-112.074037+%28%2C+Phoenix%2C+AZ%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Institute for Supply Management is being held in Phoenix from May 3 to May 6. The conference educates supply chain management professionals and gives them an opportunity to discover new research and to network.</p> <p>Registration can be performed <a href="http://conference.ism.ws/register/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/ism-2015-annual-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/ism-2015-annual-conference#comments 33.448377 -112.074037 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:19:00 +0000 62491 at http://americancityandcounty.com Expert: Look for gradual increase in government’s use of the cloud (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/telecommunications/expert-look-gradual-increase-government-s-use-cloud-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Alphonzo Albright of Polycom says that cloud computing allows governments a choice on how to scale their business processes, storage, and communication.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/telecommunications/expert-look-gradual-increase-government-s-use-cloud-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/telecommunications/expert-look-gradual-increase-government-s-use-cloud-related-video#comments Cloud Computing Hardware & Software Telecommunications Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:16:00 +0000 62541 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Alphonzo Albright</p> States look to gas taxes to fund infrastructure http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/states-look-gas-taxes-fund-infrastructure <div class="node-body article-body">With the future of the federal Highway Trust Fund uncertain, state leaders are looking to raise more reliable funding for infrastructure projects.</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/public-works/states-look-gas-taxes-fund-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/states-look-gas-taxes-fund-infrastructure#comments Finance Public Works Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:35:00 +0000 62481 at http://americancityandcounty.com Income inequality creates economic segregation http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/income-inequality-creates-economic-segregation <div class="node-body article-body">The amount of money individuals make not only influences how they live, but where.</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/income-inequality-creates-economic-segregation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/income-inequality-creates-economic-segregation#comments Administration Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:31:00 +0000 62471 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><sup>Overall Economic Segregation Index. Blue represents areal with more equality, purple represents areas with more segregation.</sup></p> Implications of the cloud and big data in state & local government http://americancityandcounty.com/hardware-software/implications-cloud-and-big-data-state-local-government <div class="field-byline"> Mark Oliver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mark Oliver of Infor talks about data security in the cloud and other IT issues in state and local governments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/hardware-software/implications-cloud-and-big-data-state-local-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/hardware-software/implications-cloud-and-big-data-state-local-government#comments Computers & Monitors Cloud Computing Hardware & Software Security Public Safety Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:18:00 +0000 62461 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Mark Oliver</p> Community policing: the need to change the culture of compliance http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/community-policing-need-change-culture-compliance <div class="node-body blog-body">Nicole Hughes Waid, a white collar and corporate compliance partner with law firm Roetzel & Andress and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, discuss public safety's culture of compliance, and why it needs to change.</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-policing-need-change-culture-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/community-policing-need-change-culture-compliance#comments Law Enforcement Viewpoints Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:36:00 +0000 62451 at http://americancityandcounty.com County leaders go to Washington http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/county-leaders-go-washington <div class="node-body article-body">National Association of Counties (NACo) annual Legislative Conference was held this week. Local leaders met with federal counterparts to discuss issues ranging from transportation to water rights.</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/county-leaders-go-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/county-leaders-go-washington#comments Administration Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:18:00 +0000 62441 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><sup>The White House. Photo Via Wikipedia.</sup></p> Frozen star wanted, arrested http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/frozen-star-wanted-arrested <div class="node-body blog-body">The cold never bothered me anyway…

</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/government-lighter-side">Governments&#039; Lighter Side</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/frozen-star-wanted-arrested" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/frozen-star-wanted-arrested#comments Public Safety Governments&#039; Lighter Side Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:46:00 +0000 62431 at http://americancityandcounty.com Construction products get more user-friendly http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/construction-products-get-more-user-friendly <div class="field-byline"> Elijah Black </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Interested in construction products? Find out which ones are helping make construction tasks easier.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/construction-products-get-more-user-friendly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/construction-products-get-more-user-friendly#comments Buildings & Facilities Public Works GPN Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:42:00 +0000 62421 at http://americancityandcounty.com Insecticide is helping safeguard ash trees in U.S. (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/grounds-maintenance-landscaping/insecticide-helping-safeguard-ash-trees-us-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Since its accidental introduction into the U.S. from Asia, emerald ash borer (EAB) has killed millions of ash trees in North America. Safari 20SG insecticide from Nufarm Americas helps control EAB.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/grounds-maintenance-landscaping/insecticide-helping-safeguard-ash-trees-us-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/grounds-maintenance-landscaping/insecticide-helping-safeguard-ash-trees-us-related-video#comments Parks & Recreation Green Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Parks & Recreation Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:21:00 +0000 62411 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Safari 20SG insecticide from Nufarm Americas helps control emerald ash borer (EAB).</p> Law enforcement’s technology partnership http://americancityandcounty.com/gov-cloud/law-enforcement-s-technology-partnership <div class="node-body article-body">Top official discusses using technology to manage public safety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gov-cloud/law-enforcement-s-technology-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gov-cloud/law-enforcement-s-technology-partnership#comments Gov Cloud Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:32:00 +0000 62391 at http://americancityandcounty.com National Association of Counties’ 2015 Achievement Awards accepting nominations http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/national-association-counties-2015-achievement-awards-accepting-nominations <div class="node-body article-body">Counties that developed innovative solutions to governmental problems are encouraged to apply.</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/national-association-counties-2015-achievement-awards-accepting-nominations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/national-association-counties-2015-achievement-awards-accepting-nominations#comments Administration Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:28:00 +0000 62381 at http://americancityandcounty.com