NOTE: The is part 2 of a pair of commentaries exploring the FedRAMP process. Click here for part 1.
When it comes to the federal cloud, there’s a shift in the winds: We are leaving the “Cloud First” era for agencies and about to enter the “Cloud Smart” era.
In this interview, Professional Services Council President and CEO David Berteau shares what he is hearing from industry on the impact of the government shutdown and steps contractors should take now to get ready for when the government reopens. Whenever that is.
NOTE: This is the first of two commentaries offering advice on FedRamp compliance.
For years, the federal government’s aspirations in the cloud have been defined by speed. Today, there is a new s-word that has been added to the mix: smart.
It’s an acronym well-known across the government contracting space – LPTA, short for “Lowest Price Technically Acceptable,” as an evaluation method for cost/price proposals.
Taxpayers have the right to know how the government is spending their money. After all, the insights gained from total transparency in the federal procurement process can hold agencies more accountable. For this reason, administrations and congresses have undertaken initiatives to boost transparency and improve oversight of federal government spending on a bipartisan basis.
I didn’t even open an email the Professional Services Council sent out this week offering advice in case the federal government shut down. The idea of a shutdown just seemed so farfetched to me.
Washington Technology Senior Staff Writer Ross Wilkers joins Editor Nick Wakeman in a review of the major trends and issues driving today’s market, including major acquisitions, procurement trends and what JEDI says about contracting today.
They take a look back at 2018 and discuss how the market is transforming and what to watch for in 2019. A major talking point is how the influx of commercial technologies is changing business models and the need for traditional contractors to adapt. They also discuss why having a healthy stable of public companies is important for the government market.
Instead of creating a new contract as a follow-on to the EAGLE II procurement, the Homeland Security Department will use a family of contracts to fulfill IT needs.
NOTE: This story first appeared on FCW.com.
The board that evaluates agency requests for Technology Modernization Fund money has approved six agency projects since it was created, and it’s looking to do more in the coming year.
This is my Washington Technology year-end wrap up column and I write this not so much to inform others but to remind myself.
I’ve had discussions lately with several of my government contracting friends, collaborators and advisors on what drives this market. The consensus from Larry Allen, David Powell, Guy Timberlake, Judy Bradt, Bob Lohfeld and others is the Big R: relationships.