June 2021

NEWS
NASPO Hosts Procurement Tabletop Exercise

On May 18-19, NASPO and over 20 other organizations, including state, federal, association, and academic partners, joined together for a Procurement Tabletop Exercise (PTTX). This meeting used a COVID-19 scenario and supplemental discussion to identify areas that can better prepare all parties for future emergency response by identifying partnerships and developing communication networks.

From this meeting, NASPO will create an Action Report and develop future meetings to test the response plans generated through that Report. For more information and a list of partners who attended the meeting, visit here.
Board Nominations Coming Soon

Nominations for the NASPO Board of Directors and NASPO ValuePoint Management Board will open in early June. Stay tuned for more information via the NASPO network and email.
NCSL Podcast to Feature NASPO

NASPO CEO Lindle Hatton and Immediate Past President George Schutter will be featured in an upcoming episode of the National Conference of State Legislatures podcast, “Our American States.” The episode, scheduled to launch on June 14, will focus on procurement. You can follow the NCSL podcast at https://www.ncsl.org/our-american-states.aspx to be notified when the episode is live.
PUBLICATIONS
New Issue of Tech Next Series Available Now
Download the latest issue of the Tech Next Series, explaining
5G Technology and its implications for procurement.
EVENTS
REACH registration is now open! States may register up to 10
members for this virtual event, and registration closes July 7.
Visit the full REACH conference website.
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