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Krista S. Ferrell is the director of strategic programs for the National Association of State Procurement Officials. She holds CPPB and CPPO certifications and for eight years was a buyer supervisor for the state of West Virginia's Purchasing Division. She also has eight years of experience in procurement and project management in private-sector construction.

May 8, 2015

How Strategic Sourcing Can Save a Bundle

It's a way to do procurement with proven benefits, and it's catching on at all levels of government. But some myths need to be dispelled.
March 16, 2015

The Right Way to Do E-Procurement

An integrated system like Virginia's is a must for states that want to procure goods and services efficiently, and it's good for suppliers as well.