• GSA’s new governmentwide contract standardizes use of gig economy for agencies

    GSA says its market research identified the need for a streamlined rideshare/ride-hail services acquisition strategy, which would consolidate the government’s purchase instead of one-off purchases by individual agencies.

  • Is the key to expanding DoD’s industrial base in flying cars?

    The Air Force wants to find areas where defense and industry research needs overlap.

  • Your due diligence as a CEO or board member

    Shawn Wright, partner at Blank Rome; Ayman Rizkalla, partner at Akerman; and Richard Levick, founder and CEO of Levick, discuss the things that a C suit executive or a member of a board at a company needs to do to stay proactive and prevent liability for wrongdoing in case of a company’s misconduct.

  • Furloughed with nowhere to go, feds give ‘gig economy’ a shot

    With a spike in the number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits, some workers have sought to make up for lost income by taking advantage of the “gig economy.”

  • Mobile transportation in China – December 22, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. The science of champagne bubbles. And we meet the founder of China’s largest mobile transportation platform, which has overtaken Uber in that country.

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

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

  • A startup’s playbook for regulatory hacking

    Evan Burfield, co-founder of accelerator 1776 and current CEO of Union, discusses his latest book, “Regulatory Hacking.” The book explains how entrepreneurs can take a close look at the regulation-heavy areas of the market that are the most in need of innovation, and how to work their way into the fold.

  • Uber serves a cautionary tale in bad PR tidal waves

    Uber’s CEO has apologized for HR incidents and a tirade with a driver that was caught on camera. Travis Kalanick has taken personal responsibility, which shows him to be a leader.

  • Yay. GSA gives a Lyft to federal travel

    A vendor-neutral, competition-endorsing, small-business-loving government should try to get the best deal.

  • Ridesharing gets a Lyft from House lawmakers

    House Lawmakers introduced two bills this week to make rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft reimbursable for federal employees.