Amid the inaugural hubbub, little attention was paid in the mainstream media to the GAO’s decision to deny the pre-award protests for the $50 billion Alliant 2 vehicle. But, government contractors may have felt the ground shake beneath their feet.
In a bit of a departure for the lead article on “legal Monday,” the topic today is business strategy, and not the approach contractors may typically take. Today, we’re talking about something a lot of businesses overlook: Making a Difference.
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.
If you’ve ever digitally strolled through the GSA’s eTools portal, you know the agency offers apps that help agencies do everything from calculating labor rates to their own carbon footprints. The IT Solutions Navigator will help COs find optimum contracts.
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.
Innovation should be one of the cornerstones of any company or industry that hopes to be around a long time. Same holds true for government agencies. With that in mind, the GSA hopes to shake up acquisition by adding bots.
The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) is an enormous federal agency tasked with keeping America safe. But, DHS is also taking on another role: managing a “procurement laboratory,” which is intended to shake up the way the government buys things.
Elon Musk came to the Pentagon Thursday to meet with Defense Secretary Ash Carter and to talk “innovation.” Engineering the world’s most advanced fighting force is what drives Carter. Now, he wants to apply next generation thinking to personnel management.
Both House and Senate panels released their versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2017. The two bills are only $8 billion apart in bottom line funding. But, how those funds are spent — that’s a whole different matter.
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.