It’s Friday afternoon and I get a call from a friend asking for a brief overview of fiscal 2018 IT spending. They need it ASAP for a presentation next week. I email two friends at BGov and they get back to me within an hour with five perfect slides.
In many of our conversations with executives and market analysts, a recurring theme comes up as to how difficult small businesses can have in entering and then navigating the sector.
By now, federal contractors realize that they must own multiple award contracts to compete in the $95 billion federal market. (If we subtract classified spending from this figure, fiscal 2017 IT spending topped $80 billion).
Here at Washington Technology, we’ve conducted a quarterly Contractor Confidence Index survey to measure how people feel about the market and the direction it is headed.
The Air Force has scheduled an industry day for Feb. 12 in Washington, D.C. that is free for both small and large companies.
It will be held at the Washington Hilton. Officials plan to discuss the Air Force District of Washington Contracting Directorate’s mission and its contracting trends and requirements for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
Reservations must be made by Feb. 16.
There are many findings in the Rand Corp.’s bid protest study but two things are clear: The bid protest process is not necessarily broken but contract debriefings certainly are.
A former NSA contractor who allegedly stole a historic amount of classified data plans to plead guilty to one count on Jan. 22.
The protest battle over the General Services Administration’s award of its $50 billion Alliant 2 IT product and services contract is moving to the judicial arena as those who missed out evidently are trying another avenue to gain a place on this key vehicle.
Compliance is key and accuracy rules when it comes to developing a winning proposal in the government market.
Steve Kelman, one of the godfathers of procurement reform, looks back at the evolution of how the government buys since the passage of the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act.