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5 government contracting trends to watch in 2018

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The only certainty facing government contractors in recent years has been uncertainty. That could start to change in 2018.

SOURCE: 5 government contracting trends to watch in 2018

New defense budget could result in windfall for D.C.-area IT contractors

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President Trump’s signature authorizes a total of nearly $700 billion in defense spending and clears the way for new investment in technology modernization across the federal government.

SOURCE: New defense budget could result in windfall for D.C.-area IT contractors

Go-to government contracting investment banking duo leaves firm

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Jean Stack and John Song, two of Greater Washington’s go-to investment bankers for government contractors, are leaving McLean-based Houlihan Lokey Inc. for competitor Robert W. Baird & Co.

SOURCE: Go-to government contracting investment banking duo leaves firm

The results are in for the small business portion of one of GSA’s largest IT contracts

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Eighty small businesses, all but 17 of them based in Greater Washington, have won spots on the $15 billion Alliant 2 Small Business contract, one of the more closely watched vehicles for IT services.

SOURCE: The results are in for the small business portion of one of GSA’s largest IT contracts

What’s driving government contracting deals?

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Seems like there’s a new government contracting merger by the day? No, you’re not crazy. It’s marriage mania, and here’s why.

SOURCE: What’s driving government contracting deals?

Expect smaller gov-con marriages next year

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Gov-con analysts say likely acquisition targets in 2018 include companies with revenue north of $200 million, as well as private equity-backed companies.

SOURCE: Expect smaller gov-con marriages next year

Federal contracting incubator forms international business partnership

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The first fruits of the partnership can be seen in two companies from Finland that are establishing operations here.

SOURCE: Federal contracting incubator forms international business partnership

Feds reveal winners of one of its biggest IT contracts, worth up to $50B

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The winners include dozens of contractors based in Greater Washington, big and small.

SOURCE: Feds reveal winners of one of its biggest IT contracts, worth up to $50B

Boston Properties’ Ray Ritchey says Greater Washington’s defense contractors are ready to grow again – Washington Business Journal

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As an industry, defense contractors spent the past two or three years cutting costs and downsizing, but that’s starting to change, one expert says.

Source: Boston Properties’ Ray Ritchey says Greater Washington’s defense contractors are ready to grow again – Washington Business Journal

Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson optimistic federal budget stalemate will be resolved soon – Washington Business Journal

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Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson is “pretty optimistic” a continuing budget resolution won’t extend into 2018, which would alleviate some of the financial uncertainty defense contractors are facing in the Trump administration.

Source: Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson optimistic federal budget stalemate will be resolved soon – Washington Business Journal

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