In the latest episode of Critical Update, we address everything from OTAs to the government shutdown’s impact on contracting.
Three important sites operated by the General Services Administration experienced technical problems last week.
The agency is entering an important transitional year as it combines its many schedules into one.
The year 2018 almost seemed like the old proverb/curse that wishes that we all live in interesting times. It was a chaotic year in a lot of ways, and I bet more than a few of us are happy that it’s almost ready for the history books. But despite the turmoil, there were quite a few advances in technology and even government technology. I’m more than a little bit happy that I was able to predict a few of them with some accuracy. Now it’s time to see if lightning can strike twice. Here are my 2019 predictions for technology and government.
A shutdown of government operations for any length of time will have a significant effect on the contractor community, especially small businesses.
Federal contractors large and small should be prepared for a long government shutdown. But what about the contracting opportunities currently in play?
Though the contract model is well-suited to research and development, expect to see it tried for other things too.
The Enterprise IT Shared Services contract will be available departmentwide but task orders will have to flow through the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
The transparency site does not provide as much government spending data as it should, GAO said.
OMB will roll out more reskilling programs, tweak FITARA scoring and is looking at standards for automated decision-making, Suzette Kent said.