Lots of people are wondering about the future of lots of government-related things in the new Administration, from national security to the economy. Add contractors to that list. So, consider this the first of many glimpses into the crystal ball.
In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, the surveillance court issued a milestone ruling often referred to as the “Raw Take” order. Previously, intelligence agencies could only share info from court-approved sources like wiretaps, etc. Raw Take changed everything.
Has 2014 been the year of the hacker? A convincing case could be made. The Sony Studios cyber attack is merely the latest to garner attention. But, there’s no denying that cyber thefts, infiltration, damage, and terrorism affects us all.
In 2012 off the New Zealand coast, scientists stumbled upon two whales never before seen. They only knew the creatures existed because of bone fragments. The feeling of wonder those scientists felt is akin to watching Congress pass a budget.
Remember when you crammed for tests? In December, Congress has to pass a budget, pass a bill to prevent veteran suicides, extend tax credits, and vote on 150+ nominations. Oy! But, it appears as if the DoD will have money.
It must suck to be President in the last two years of your second term as the opposition takes over both houses of Congress and polls show that your popularity is on the decline, huh, President Bush. (Wait … What?)
For the first time in a long time (possibly ever), 2015 civilian contracts will pretty much equal defense contracts. The combined total is up $45 billion to $206 billion. With the war wind-down, defense contracts will fall by $7.5 billion.
Being an entrepreneur within the federal government is probably kind of like being a sprinter running in a giant vat of molasses. Health and Human Services (HHS) IDEA Lab chief Bryan Sivak wants to change that the old fashioned way
When the Small Business Administration (SBA) developed the 8(a) program, the idea was to encourage more small business contractors and to expand the number of firms that would develop critical government skills. So, how’s the program working? Hmm, good question.
As Russia continues attempting to destabilize Ukraine, the US and its European allies are cranking up sanctions. You know they’re getting serious when oil and gas is included. But, it’s not just Exxon Mobile. Defense contractors may be affected, too.