CIRAS Digest: Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Happy Tuesday from CIRAS Newswire Command, where we are trying to keep well ahead of you, dear readers. Work is already underway on the Spring edition of CIRAS News. The Winter volume hit the streets at the end of last week, and you’ll start seeing stories posted here in the very near future.

In the meantime, here’s what’s going on:

CIRAS Digest: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Happy Thursday. Technical difficulties made yesterday’s Digest impractical to deliver, but we’ll roll over some of Wednesday’s more interesting and less time-sensitive offerings into today’s editions.

So, assuming you already know about the gas tax (10-cent increase is possible) and the fed (interest rates unchanged for now), here are the most interesting things we’re seeing on the Newswire:

CIRAS Digest: Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Happy Monday. Today, the Newswire offers some  ISU alumni, plus a dash of economic optimism and a West Coast tome on why that’s incompatible with Republican politics.

For your information:

Government Contracting: It’s not just a bidding thing

(ED. NOTE: CIRAS’ government contracting specialists try to offer their clients weekly tips for boosting business. This latest is from contracting specialist Beth White.)

Did You Know that there are a lot of ways to do business with an agency other than just waiting for a bid opportunity?

CIRAS Digest: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Happy Friday.  This digest was interrupted yesterday by a CIRAS staff meeting (plus a lack of much interesting to report). Today, we have a mix of bad news and hopeful  optimism.

It starts with:

CIRAS Digest: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Happy Wednesday. President Obama may have won both of his elections, but he appears to have not yet won the hearts and minds of the manufacturing press – as judging by a roughly pessimistic tone we’re seeing to many of the post-State of the Union coverage.

We’ve got a few bright spots today, but also some bluntly worded gloom.

Here, my fellow Americans, is what you need to know: