If Trump wins reelection, his management agenda will emphasize data, emerging tech

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Dave Nyczepir

The President’s Management Agenda (PMA) will place greater emphasis on agencies’ use of data to make decisions and replacing outdated systems with emerging technologies, should President Trump win reelection, says the acting deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Michael Rigas said the next PMA would include a Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goal of having data inform decisions like how agencies interact with the private sector. Current data shows businesses either engage “very little” with the government or do the bulk of their work with the government, a sign the cost of contracting is “too high” relative to many business plans, Rigas said during the ACT-IAC Shared Services Summit on Thursday.

“We need to do a better job of leveraging data like this to improve our engagement with the private sector and, more broadly, the use of data should inform

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Four Travel And Hospitality Trends Emerging From The Pandemic

CEO of Jurny, a hospitality tech company offering SaaS-based management solutions designed to accommodate the modern traveler. 

Travel was one of the hardest-hit industries during the first 100 days of the pandemic. Several months later, air travel is ticking up, and hotel occupancy rates have improved since reaching lows in April. However, as travel resumes, it has a whole new look for both travelers and service providers. 

As the CEO of a hospitality technology company, I’ve observed these four new travel trends emerging from the pandemic — some which I believe are here to stay.

1. Vacation Rentals Surpassing Hotel Stays

Although the short-term rental industry experienced a 300% growth in the past five years, according to a recent report by data solutions company STR, hotels have historically outperformed short-term rentals in terms of higher occupancy rates and average daily rates. Several long-standing factors have attributed to hotel

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Government targets emerging technologies with $1.9 billion, saying renewables can stand on own feet

The government has unveiled a $1.9 billion package of investments in new and emerging energy and emission-reducing technologies, and reinforced its message that it is time to move on from assisting now commercially-viable renewables.

The package will be controversial, given its planned broadening of the remit of the government’s clean energy investment vehicles, currently focused on renewables, and the attention given to carbon capture and storage, which has many critics.

The latest announcement follows the “gas-fired recovery” energy plan earlier this week, which included the threat the government would build its own gas-fired power station if the electricity sector failed to fill the gap left by the scheduled closure of the coal-fired Liddell power plant in 2023.

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Morrison government threatens to use Snowy Hydro to build gas generator, as it outlines ‘gas-fired recovery’ plan

Unveiling the latest policy, Scott Morrison said solar panels and wind farms were commercially

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