The best new business for 2017 may be selling crystal ball polish. Many have already tried auguring what business will be like with the new administration. Could this week’s much ballyhooed tech meeting reveal anything? Let’s check 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 some extent, the Pentagon’s early efforts to streamline tech procurement have been like sinking in quicksand. The harder the military struggled, the faster it sank. But, that’s about to change with a new procurement effort aimed at new contractors.
On September 23, 2016, the DoD published proposed amendments to DFARS that would alter the agency’s Mentor-Protégé Program. The changes are in response to the NDAA 2016 requirement to overhaul the Defense Department’s small business version of the popular program.
In 2011, Democrats and Republicans weren’t getting along. From that turmoil arose the Budget Control Act (aka, sequestration), which was predicted to become a “plagues of locusts” kind of thing. For federal contractors, however, it didn’t turn out that way.
It’s been another big week for politics, which means most media attention has been on the Presidential race. That gives us an opportunity to explore some of the latest news in technology-related activities that could affect the government and contractors.
Like swallows returning to Capistrano on St. Joseph’s Day, so, too, are military contractors returning to Iraq. The small black birds return seeking sanctuary. After so many years and so many contracts, the same can be said for the contractors.
When Eric Fanning, nominee to become the 22nd Secretary of the Army, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, he said he is very worried about a scheduled reduction to about 450,000 active duty Army troops. Are these fears warranted?
By now, snow ranks up there with ISIL and lima beans as things you’d most like to punt off a cliff. In the meantime, however, the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has some technology gaps perhaps your company can fill.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed down one of the biggest rulings it has made during the Obama presidency Thursday when the agency ruled that companies can be held responsible for labor violations committed by their contractors and subcontractors.