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 a story reported by Federal News Radio, Lisa Pafe, Vice President of Lohfeld Consulting Group, told a webinar audience, “The next administration will shape the future of [federal] IT.” Category management and IT modernization are the next big opportunities.
To say that former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra is annoyed with government contractors’ increasing reliance on bid protesting to delay new contracts and keep the taxpayer dollar spigot turned on as long as possible is a definite understatement.
Well, summer’s over, and Congress is back. Time to apply some elbow grease … Press noses to the grindstone … Pull out every stop. At the top of the list is passing a budget to literally keep the lights on.
At a Bloomberg webinar held earlier this week, Duncan Amos, a government contracts research expert, proclaimed federal agencies had hit the bottom in contracting dollars and brighter days were ahead. But, that presumes the 114th Congress actually passes a budget.
Court rulings are funny things – especially Supreme Court rulings. They often take on meaning well beyond their original intentions. Kingdomware was just supposed to address failings in VOSB contracting. Now, the SBA is looking at the ruling as well.
Government anything has always been an alphabet soup of acronyms and abbreviations. Thanks to the GSA’s new data reporting rule, the CSP and PRC are getting tossed out. Whether that’s a good thing or bad depends on whom you ask.
If your company sells software to government agencies, a new purchasing policy published today by the OMB and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) is going to affect you. Let’s just say there’s a new software sheriff in town.
The Pentagon has been courting Silicon Valley for some time, and it’s been challenging. But, one DoD unit may have hit on a model that could work for many Defense-related initiatives … But, this one’s a long way from California.
Federal contracting is a highly competitive industry and with good reason. The red tape and regulations are a total nightmare — but, government checks don’t bounce. What if things changed? What if contractors only got paid after their program/service worked?