California— Moving from paper to electronic submissions for IT Procurements

While we have made great advancements in the tech field throughout the past few decades, State statutes struggle to keep pace with these changes. There are still several statutory requirements in the California IT Procurement Codes for submitting paper documents and posting of notices in public places. These practices require procurement professionals to process and…

Read More

State of California Procurement Workforce Development

The difficulty and complexity in procuring large system integration projects is well known and will only become more challenging as an experienced government workforce retires and their successors are not fully trained. In an effort to be proactive and support the State’s procurement professionals, TechAmerica’s California Procurement Committee has proposed legislation to solve many of…

Read More

Senators Announce Pending Ex-Im Bank Legislation

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) appeared on a Hill Panel yesterday to announce the pending introduction of legislation (Kirk-Manchin Bill) that would extend the Ex-Im Bank authorization, currently set to expire on June 30, 2015.  Similar legislation –H.R. 597 – the “Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act” – introduced…

Read More

Connecticut Act to Improve Data Security and Agency Effectiveness

On February 19, Senate and House leadership filed a data security proposal at the request of Governor Dan Malloy (D-CT). The bill, SB 949, was introduced in response to the Anthem Insurance breach, and is now part of the Governor’s budget. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen (D), who has been leading the state’s investigation into…

Read More

From the Archives

  • APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CPBR)

    A lot came out of the APEC conference last week, one development that may not have gotten noticed was the endorsement of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CPBR).  The APEC privacy system is a self-regulatory code of conduct designed to create more consistent privacy protections for consumers when their data moves between countries with different…