Amazon

  • Is the venture capital well running dry?

    On this episode, we speak with Andy Medici, Money and Tech reporter at Washington Business Journal, about where the D.C. region stands with respect to venture capital funding and economy health.

  • The danger in GSA’s online marketplaces

    The General Services Administration’s multiple-award schedule contracts generate about $45 billion in annual sales. The challenge will be to build portals, not flea markets.

  • The region is feeling the Amazon ripple effect

    Michael Hoffman, president of GovernmentCIO Media, discusses the results of an upcoming survey on sentiment for technology consumers in the region, as well as how companies are scrambling to take advantage of Amazon’s HQ2 plans.

  • For DLA, there’s only one path to modernize its technology

    Michelle Jacobs, the director of DLA’s hosting office, said the agency is using commercial cloud services to host more than 60 percent of its applications and wants to move toward a software-as-a-service model.

  • Postal union dismisses ‘shot in the dark’ proposals from White House task force

    The White House’s task force on USPS recommends reamortizing payments that would, in the long-term, save the Postal Service about $20 billion. That would also increase annual retirement contributions.

  • JEDI cloud project is in trouble

    Pentagon decides to go ahead with another conflict of interest study. That can’t be good.

  • Two studies debunk ‘urban myths’ about GSA Advantage

    The Coalition for Government Procurement and the Naval Postgraduate School found agencies were getting better deals through GSA Advantage than through pilots using 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.