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Bill Culhane and Jim Ward, a couple of government procurement pros, discuss the B2G world. News, analysis, tips, and more. A lot more.

Bill Culhane and Jim Ward, a couple of government procurement pros, discuss the B2G world. News, analysis, tips, and more. A lot more.
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Bill Culhane and Jim Ward, a couple of government procurement pros, discuss the B2G world. News, analysis, tips, and more. A lot more.






Dr. Keeley On National Fire Policy and Management, Fire Suppression Policy and More.

Dr. Jon Keeley, a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and an adjunct professor at UCLA. Dr. Keeley touched on national fire policy and management, minimizing catastrophic fires, reducing fuels, and fire suppression policy. Two key quotes from Dr. Keeley: “In my mind, that’s the thing we should focus on the most, in areas where there’s high population is try and improve fire prevention.” “One of the things those forests need is better control of fuels in the forested...


Dr. Kate Wilkin on California's Wildfire Problem

Dr. Kate Wilkin, a University of California Forestry/Fire Science and Natural Resource Advisor. Here, Dr. Wilkin talks about decreasing the threat of wildfires, being prepared, California’s commitment to fire prevention, and projection for wildfire activity June 2018 to remainder of year.


Nat Dukan Looks Ahead to Future of Robotics - Quick Clip

Nat Dukan, from RobotLab, Dukan looks ahead to the future of robotics, also known as, technological applications which government agencies will certainly be involved in developing and implementing.


Dukan on Importance of STEM and Robotics Education - Quick Clip

Nat Dukan, from RobotLab, who has earned the reputation as a spokesperson on, and champion for, STEM education discussed the importance of growth in education on robotics. In particular, across the Americas and Europe.


Robots, Emerging Tech and Ethics. Season 4 Ends with Excellence.

What better way to end Season 4 than with tech talk and Jim full of passion in a Crazy Bids? The advancement in STEM education is a growing topic around the world, particularly in the United States. Natanel Dukan, from RobotLab, is a recognized world leader in education on robotics and emerging technologies. Nat shared his opinions, to include the importance for those young, and not so young, to understand robotics. He also stimulates consideration of solutions integration. Finally, Nat...


Heroes and Help for the Next Disaster. It’s Coming.

Are you really ready? Really? In this episode, we help you and your business prepare for the next disaster. As seen on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', Ryan Nichols and David Rebollar, two true heroes, share their experiences involved in Hurricane Florence rescue efforts. In addition, they share some important dos and don’ts. April Wiita, VP of Program Success, from Working Solutions, is no stranger to disaster preparedness. Along with sharing a personal experience, April breaks down a few...


Watt Is Going on in Energy Efficiency?

Energy efficiency continues to appear throughout media, within public policy debate, and conversations in kitchens, across the United States and Canada. In addition, we see numerous governments, from local to federal, making notable investments in related products, services, solutions, and infrastructure. In this episode, we learn there’s much more to energy efficiency than turning off a light. Elisa Wood, a recognized expert on the topic, has been writing about, reporting on, and discussing...


Jim Ward's #CrazyBids Scores on Manchester United - Quick Clip

Did you not have time to listen to the entire episode? You've been saved! Here is the Crazy Bids Quick Clip, from our most recent episode. As only he can, The Jim Ward spins the United Nations, video, Thailand, Arsenal, and Manchester United into a #CrazyBids masterpiece. Scandalous.


Customer Service Improved in 6 Steps - Quick Clip

Didn't have time for the full episode? Here's a Quick Clip featuring Shep Hyken, customer service and experience expert, New York Times bestselling author, detailing 6 steps for improving customer service. Invest the 2 minutes and remember "simple" does not equal "easy". Your customers will be glad you did.


How to Elevate Your Customer Service in 6 Steps and Jim’s Goal to Deep Six This Crazy Bids

Is delivering average customer service helping your business or agency? Invest a moment to hear some potential improvements you can start making today. Shep Hyken, known around the world as a leading expert on customer service, stopped by to share a 6-step plan and various proven tips he’s learned and presented over the years. Shep also talks about his upcoming book, ‘The Convenience Revolution’. Only The Jim Ward could intertwine the United Nations, video, Thailand, soccer (aka futbol), his...


What Didn't Smokey Bear Tell Us About Wildfires?

Each state in the U.S., including where you live, experiences wildfires to a varying number. The projection is $2 billion for what is spent in the U.S. each year to fight wildfires. According to estimates by the U.S. Department of Interior and others, 90% of wildfires are caused by the acts of humans. Our expert guests, Dr. Kate Wilkin and Dr. Jon Keeley, each point to the importance of prevention. So, what are you, and the leadership and agencies in your area, doing to tackle this important...


How Has Drones Industry Ascended and What Keeps Jim Grounded?

The unmanned aerial systems industry is booming worldwide, but particularly here in the United States. Marty Rogers, who is the Director, Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), stopped by to cover a wide variety of topics related to the industry. He discusses ASSURE’s mission, safety, uses for the technology, opportunity and growth. With projections for $48.9 billion by 2023, it’s worth being in the know. What are your experiences with UAS and your opinions...


How Can Opioid Crisis and Legalize Marijuana Impact Your Brand, Costs, and Liability? - Quick Clip

Do you know the answers? Here, Nina French, from the Current Consulting Group, discussed how your business better be ready, have a plan. In terms of impact on business owners, recreational marijuana has created a "Wild, Wild West". Are you prepared for when you get sued? Per Nina, "The average cost of out of court settlement is roughly $90k. An in-court judgement, not including cost of defense, will cost you $165k."


How Did the Father of Crazy Bids Sail Into Season 4? - Quick Clip

He's back for Season 4. Jim Ward, better known as The Father of Crazy Bids, has returned from afar to deliver the first installment of Crazy Bids for Season 4. JW, who has been the Atlas of the show since the start, jabs at Bill, West Virginia, and British Columbians. This Crazy Bi...Tender will have you grabbing your life jackets.


How Have Opioid Crisis and Legalize Marijuana Affected Business? Season 4 #CrazyBids Off to Wet Start.

With two million people in the U.S. suffering from opioid addiction, the impact is severe on families, business, and government. Nina French, a partner and principal consultant with the Current Consulting Group, discussed the crisis, what is being done, and what businesses and governments can do to address the epidemic. Nina also revisits the legalization of marijuana and what’s being learned. Your opinions? Jim Ward, the founding father of #CrazyBids, went north of the border to identify a...


How Does U.S. Infrastructure Suffer Because of Politics, Denial, and other Problems?

Mr. Barry LePatner, Esq., author of ‘Too Big to Fall: America's Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward’, and established expert on U.S. infrastructure, helps us launch Season 4. Barry summarizes the laundry list of current infrastructure-related problems, evaluates the fledgling Trump Plan, and examines the obstacles caused by the game of politics. Jim, in Spain, Lauren, in Montreal, and still the team came together to get Season 4 on its way. Stay tuned for another informative and fun...


Jim Ward Buzzes the Tower in Crazy Bids - Quick Clip

How does Jim Ward close down season 3? With a stellar, buzzing the tower Crazy Bids, of course. Our most learned, incomparable, entertaining, maestro of the Crazy Bids shares his latest installment of zaniness. Ward Out!


How to Win Government Business - Quick Clip

Do you have two minutes to learn from a government purchasing expert on how to win government business? Jen Salts, Chief Administrative Officer, for National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), shares proven insight into what works, and what doesn't.


Government Purchasing's "Major Jump" in 2018 - Quick Clip

Find out what's going to make a "major jump" in 2018. Jen Salts, NASPO's Chief Administrative Officer, shares what's ahead for government purchasing in 2018. As you'll hear, there are a number of industries, which will be quite busy in the coming year.


Government Purchasing in 2017. What Stood Out? - Quick Clip

In this Quick Clip, Jen Salts, from NASPO, looks back at a few of the highlights from government purchasing in 2017. What topped the list this year and why should those involved in Information Technology get ready for what's ahead?