Amazon

  • Success: It’s all in the curated data

    From math workbooks to computer systems for the top markets in the nation, Accenture Technology’s Annette Rippert joined Women of Washington to talk the important of data scientists and believing in your own abilities.

  • What Amazon’s HQ2 really means for Virginia

    With the recent announcement that Amazon’s HQ2 will reside partly in northern Virginia, we gather together an emergency EXTRA episode with some of the most influential minds in the region: Ángel Cabrera, president of George Mason University; Tien Wong, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Opus8; and Jason Miller, CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership; to understand how Amazon’s move is a huge opportunity for the area.

  • Army looks to video game companies to make training more realistic

    DoD is using new contracting authorities to reach out to video game companies.

  • TSP’s T Fund tanks, loses $100B — if it had one

    Imagine the financial and emotional hangover you would have today if some, most or all of your retirement nest egg had been invested in the Thrift Savings Plan’s T Fund? That’s “T” for technical stocks.

  • Housing affordability still an impediment to DC’s growth

    David Bowers, vice president and Mid-Atlantic market leader for Enterprise Community Partners, discusses how D.C. consistently ranks as one of the most expensive places to live in the country, and how high prices hurt quality of life, as well as slow the influx of talent and businesses from other regions.

  • Some House lawmakers want special procurement rules for e-commerce platform

    Industry associations’ concerns grow about e-commerce portal with language in the 2019 Defense Authorization bill.

  • Mandatory Medicare Part B and postal reform

    The two primary unions representing postal workers support a bipartisan postal reform bill in March, while the National Active and Retired Federal Employees opposes it for fear it will force retirees to take Medicare Part B.

  • Parimal Kopardekar: FAA, NASA teaming up on drone research

    A senior technologist at NASA discussed the challenges of allowing drones in U.S. airspace.

  • Urban Myths: Are GSA’s prices fair and reasonable?

    The results of a new study comparing GSA Advantage to Amazon Business may be surprising in light of the recent legislative activity and discussions surrounding online acquisition options for government.

  • Industry tries to prune ‘Amazon’ amendment before NDAA is finalized

    ITAPS and the Coalition for Government Procurement have offered suggestions to the Senate for testing out the use of online commercial marketplaces.